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The capital of Japan for over a thousand years, it is nearly impossible to overstate the significance of Kyoto on Japanese history and culture. Kyoto is the historic heart of Japan, with seventeen World Cultural Heritage Sites in the city alone. From the intricacies of tea ceremony to the breathtaking beauty of Arashiyama, Kyoto has captured the hearts and imaginations of travelers for centuries. It is also very easy to access, a short train ride away from Tokyo in the Kansai region. If you want to take a break from the golf course and you find yourself in Kyoto, here are the absolute must-sees for your visit to this stunning city.