ART AND BEAUTY IMAGES FOR YOU-22-:MADE THE BEAUTY:Cities(5) : Kyoto, Japan.

When the charming nature, the traditional historical monuments, the Japanese personality, and the modernity come together, they give the city Kyoto.
Kyoto is a large city located on Honshu Island, southwest of Lake Biwa. Former capital of Japan named Heian-kyo in the emperors’ period (until the Meiji Restoration of 1868), it is often considered the most beautiful traditional Japanese city.

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Still modest in size compared to the major Japanese cities, with 1.474 million inhabitants (2010), just over 800 km², Kyoto is particularly attractive for its traditional environment, as well as the presence of countless temples, sanctuaries and other Japanese gardens that shaped its architecture as much as its identity.

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Beginning in 2015, the city is planning significant work and evolutions aimed at residents and tourists, notably with a view to the expiry of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Considered as the cultural capital of Japan, it hosts many Unesco World Heritage sites, to the delight of tourists (they were about 50 million in 2014, all nationalities combined).

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Sources: www.kanpai.fr ; pinterest.com; http://kyoto-royal-hotel-and-spa.hotel-ds.com/

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