The Beautiful Tradition of the Land of the Rising Sun
Kyoto is one of the most popular cities to visit and learn about Japanese traditions and culture. This wonderful city was the imperial capital of Japan, and today is the cultural center of Japan. Uemura invites you to immerse yourself in the wonders of Japanese culture in the heart of traditional rural Kyoto. We assure you that you will not regret it! We recommend you to enjoy its art, history, and traditions, especially, we suggest you visit one of the 2.000 religious places that it has, among them 1.600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto sanctuaries, with palaces, gardens, and architecture intact. Kyoto is one of Japan's best-preserved cities. Our Uemura team recommends you to know the Historical Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, cataloged by the UNESCO as World Heritage. Without a doubt, admiring these monuments would be an incomparable experience. In Uemura, we want to emphasize that tourism is very important for the economic development of the city and that its culinary tradition is based on the preparation of vegetables that are only found in Kyoto. For this reason, Kyoto is constantly visited by school groups from all over Japan, and many foreign tourists. In addition, the Japanese television and film industry is centered in Kyoto. Undoubtedly, this attribute attracts the attention of tourists and travelers. You must know that traditional Japanese craftsmanship is also one of Kyoto's major industries, and that about 20% of Japan's National Treasures and 14% of Important Cultural Goods are located in this city. Uemura would like to point out that although Kyoto is a traditional city, it is well known for its traditional festivals celebrated for more than 1,000 years and which constitute an important tourist attraction that you should not miss. In order for you to be prepared, at Uemura, we want to remind you that Kyoto does not have its own large commercial airport. However, travelers can reach the city through nearby airports or through Kyoto's extensive municipal bus network, which has signs in English, and electronic signs with stops written in the Latin alphabet. You can also opt for private transportation companies or join other tourists on public or tour buses. Finally, in Uemura we recommend that you cycle around the city to get to know Kyoto. We guarantee you that you will not regret the visit to this wonderful and ancient city.