When you look at a map of the world and decide where you want to go, some cities stick out more than others. Whether they're represented with a star or a bullet point or just typed out in a bold font, capital cities tend to overshadow all the others. They make you think they're more important or more beautiful, but sometimes it's the other cities that, though they might not stand out on the map, will stand out more vividly in your memories.
Just a two-hour train ride from the capital, Kyoto is easy to get to and astoundingly beautiful.
Between the temples, shrines, and the constantly shifting foliage through the seasons, it’s the place to explore the more traditional aspects of Japanese culture and learn about its history.
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