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Central Kyoto

Central Kyoto is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Nijō Castle and Nishiki Market. See more of Kyoto by jumping on the metro at Nijojo-mae Station or Karasuma Oike Station.

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Gion

Experience a traditional tea ceremony or a night of cultural entertainment within the historic wooden teahouses of this well-preserved Kyoto district.

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Arashiyama

You might enjoy the river views while in Arashiyama. Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Saga-Arashiyama Station or Torokko Arashiyama Station to see more of the city.

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Karasuma

Visitors to Karasuma love its popular shops, and you can check out Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Karasuma Oike Station.

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Higashiyama

Consider a visit to Kiyomizu Temple and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Higashiyama. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Tofukuji Station or Higashiyama Station.

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Sakyo Ward

Noted for its gardens and mountain views, there's plenty to explore in Sakyo Ward. Top attractions like Kifune Shrine and Mount Hiei are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Kokusaikaikan Station or Matsugasaki Station to see more of the city.

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