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Kyoto Area Guide

Kyoto Area Guide
For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was Japan's Imperial capital. The city's history can be traced back as far as the 6th century.
The city of Kyoto is famous for tourism. Northern Kyoto on the Tango Peninsula has fishing and water transportation, and midland Kyoto has agriculture and forestry. Nintendo is headquartered in the city of Kyoto.
For over 1000 years it was Japan's capital. When the capital was changed to Tokyo, Kyoto remained Japan's cultural capital.
In 794, Emperor Kammu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year.
It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known Geisha districts in all of Japan.
Some of the festivals held in Kyoto are Aoi Matsuri from 544, Gion Matsuri from 869, Ine Matsuri from the Edo-era, Daimonji Gozan Okuribi from 1662, and Jidai Matsuri from 1895. Every shrine and temple holds some sort of event, and many of them are open for public viewing.
Amanohashidate is one of Japan's three scenic views. The sandbar, covered with about 7000 pine trees is located in Miyazu Bay.
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