Kyoto Travel Writing and Travel Photography

Kyoto - City of the Shoguns

Kyoto - City of the Shoguns Tags: Kyoto, Japan

Ancient Japan lives in Kyoto. This is Japan's most traditional city and its spiritual heart. For more than ten centuries, it was the home of the Shoguns and the center of Japanese civilization. About 200 Shinto shrines and over 1,500 Buddhist temples bear testimony to Kyoto's position as Japan's capital and cultural center for over 1,100 years, from 794 to 1868.