A big congratulations to the worlds best city 2015 after also winning last year, voted by tourists for Travel + Leisure magazine…. Kyoto in Japan. Japan is on most people’s top ten list of places to see during their lifetime, but what is so great about Kyoto that has topped the likes of New York City, Barcelona, Siem Reap, Cape Town and Dubai??
Could it be the wildly colourful gardens scattered all over the place with impossibly beautiful plants?
Could it be the artistic and quirky architecture and buildings this incredible city has to offer?
Or perhaps it could be the abundance of stunning Buddhist temples, shrines and palaces that scatter Kyoto that attract tourists to this vibrant city?
Kyoto once was the Capital city of Japan and the temples and gardens that remain today were once owned by aristocrats and emperors. Some you can actually explore today, although sadly many have been destroyed over the centuries. If you are doing a whistle stop tour of this fabulous city, there are bicycle and walking tours, cooking classes, Nijo castle, many many shops and restaurants, Geisha girls for entertainment, markets and food tours.
Kyoto has just gone to the top of my list!!
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