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Kyoto Prefecture (s{, Kyōto-fu) is part of the Kansai Region, extending to the Sea of Japan coast in the north. The prefectural capital is Kyoto City, which used to serve as the national capital for more than one thousand years, and today offers more historical and traditional attractions than any other Japanese city. A famous attraction of northern Kyoto is Amanohashidate, offering one of Japan's three most scenic views.

Top destinations in Kyoto

Uji

City south of Kyoto known for its temple and tea.
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Miyama

Rural town with lots of thatched roof houses.
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