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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Kyoto Visitors

A record 45.54 million tourists visited Kyoto., Japan's ancient historical and cultural capital in 2004. This was a rise of 4.1% or 1.8 million visitors on the 2003 figure and the fourth consecutive yearly all-time high.

Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) Kyoto
The number of foreign visitors to Kyoto (pop. approx. 1.4m) in 2004 was 540,000, also a record, up 20.7% on 2003.

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A manageable, pleasant city of temples, shrines, gardens and traditional crafts, Kyoto is a must-see for many domestic and international tourists. Favorite highlights include the Golden and Silver Temples, Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine, Kiyomizudera and the geisha area of Gion.

The economic impact of tourism on Kyoto city in 2004 was estimated at 1.01 trillion yen.
Kyoto Travel / Accommodation Details
Kyoto Tower illuminated at night
Kyoto is 2 hours 50 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train;
the nearest international airport is Osaka's Kansai International Airport (KIX)
choose from modern hotel and traditional ryokan (guesthouse) accommodation
Kyoto Guide
Kyoto Travalogue

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