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Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Kyoto, once the capital city of Japan, as well as the residence of the emperor from 794 till 1868, is now the seventh largest city in Japan. The city has suffered through much, numerous fires and of course World War II have taken much from this great city, considering all of this, historically there is much to see here.  There are a large number of shrines, temples and other historic structures that have survived the years, of all the cities in Japan, Kyoto is certainly among the richest both architecturally and historically.

Kyoto is divided into several districts like Central, Western, Eastern, North and South Kyoto. Each district features something unique and interesting for the tourist to see. Although the first impression of the city is that of an

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urban sprawl located mostly in central Kyoto, with its modern steel and glass train, the tourists will also come across Kyoto’s hidden beauty in its many temples and various parks, indicating the city has much more to offer than what first meets the eye.

The main attraction of Kyoto for most tourists is its imperial palace and villas. The four most popular sites are the Imperial Palace, Sento Imperial Palace, located in central Kyoto, Katsura Imperial Villa, which is located in

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