Kyoto is one of the most magical cities in all of Japan. For over 1,000 years it served as the imperial capital of Japan. As such it houses some of its most important palaces and shrines.
The Golden Pavilion is perhaps the most beautiful site in all of Kyoto and should be at the top of any list for visitors.
Gion, the most notable Geisha district in Japan, maintains the traditional Edo architecture style often associated with Ancient Japan and provides numerous opportunities to experience traditional Geisha culture.