|Above, the pagoda at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
"Best of" lists are generally subjective. That also goes for the following article posted in News On Japan concerning Kyoto.
According to the article:
The ancient city of Kyoto, the former Japanese capital and currently the capital city of the Kyoto Prefecture, has been listed as the top place to visit in Japan, ranking ahead of some of the country's top and most-visited attractions.
The city was given the gold medal by the travel website The World Bucket List, finishing in first spot on their ‘Japan Bucket List', a compilation of the ten best things to do in The Land of the Rising Suns.
The Japan Bucket List
The Japan Bucket List pulls together the very best of what Japan has to offer, and ranks them in order from tenth place to first. While any bucket list is subjective, there is no doubt that any one of these ten choices would find a place on all similar itineraries.
The article regards Japan as the “cultural capital of the East” and “one of Asia's most notable nations”, a claim hard to dispute considering the country's pulling weight in tourism; around 31 million people visit, making it Asia's third most visited country after Thailand and China.
Throughout the list, The World Bucket List puts forth its ardent reasons as to why each attraction or location occupies the slot it does, and for the benefit of future visitors it includes the relevant address of each.To read more, go here.