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Kyoto Travel Guide, Japan

 Kyoto, Japan, the home of over 1.5 million people, is located in the central part of Honshu, an island in Japan. In 794, Kyoto was named the seat for Japan's Imperial Court. It remained so until 1868 when the seat was moved to Edo. The city has fallen to victim to many disasters over the years. Through many wars and conflicts, the city has suffered major destruction from fire and explosions.

Today’s modern city is home to many manufacturers of both traditional Japanese crafts and modern technologies. The biggest industry in Kyoto is electronics. The economy also depends highly on revenue earned from tourists. In 2007, Kyoto had the sixth straight increase in the tourist industry. The city is also well known for its many universities and colleges. There are over 30 Japanese schools and 14 American schools that contribute to the workforce every year.

The city has many attractions available for tourists. There are actually so many shrines and temples that the city was spared further destruction during the Vietnam conflict. In addition, there is also a huge community of museums and gardens for the person interested in the culture of Kyoto. If you prefer a sporting arena for fun, there are many local soccer and baseball teams in the area.

The transportation system in Kyoto has much to offer, with its center located at the Kyoto station. Inside the stations, fifteen story facility, you can spend the night in the hotel, do some shopping, or take in a movie. From this location, you can hop on any one of the rail lines located in Kyoto. In Kyoto there is also a large bus line. You can pay a fixed rate for each trip or just purchase a day pass. In Kyoto there is much to do and plenty of ways to get there.

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