Japan Part 4 – Exploring Kyoto

From the end of the Nara Period (794), Kyoto has functioned as the crossroads of Japanese history. From its beginnings as the Kunikyo and Nagaokakyo settlements until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868, it was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. Even today, Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan, and continues […]

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