Kyoto, the old capital of Japan for 1200 years, is the cultural heart of Japan. The history and heritage live on in the modern city; seventeen UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites are situated in a cityscape dominated by 2000 temples and shrines. The city offers you endless opportunities to enjoy Japan.
Kyoto is located almost exactly in the geographical center of Japan. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes from Tokyo, and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Fukuoka, by the Shinkansen bullet train. Kansai International Airport is the gateway to Kyoto from the world. It takes about 75 minutes to Kyoto by Haruka express train.