Kyoto is one of the most popular destinations for both domestic and international tourists. Kyoto had been the ancient capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years. Located almost in the center of Honshshu, Kyoto Prefecture is separated in the middle by the Tanba Mountains, which causes a big difference in climate between north and south. Many historical temples and shrines are well preserved in Kyoto. If you are a fan of World Heritage sites, Kyoto won’t let you down because there are 17 of them. Among them are Kiyomizu-dera temple and the Nijo Castle.