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Our scrapbook notes about Kyoto

Kyoto is the former capital of Japan, and therefore a city full of of traditional culture and history. You can easily say Kyoto isn't as high-tech or as neon as Tokyo, rather it's main attractions lie in its many temples and shrines. The city is a must see if backpacking in Japan, as there is a great deal to do and see that you won't in many other places in this country. You can expect pebble gardens, bamboo trees, shrine gates and geishas, which you won't see as often in Tokyo, unless you know where to look. Even though the city is full of tradition and culture it is still touristy and you can easily find another backpacker on your travels.