Kyoto is synonymous with tradition, a must-see destination for those seeking a glimpse of the old Japan. Famous worldwide for its countless temples, shrines, gardens and other historic buildings, Kyoto has been the capital city and the centre of Japanese culture and politics for over 1000 years. It is also well-known for its traditional cuisine, craftsmanship and for the impressive traditional festivals held throughout the year. If there’s one place in Japan you shouldn’t miss, that’s Kyoto.