Kyoto, Japan

With its vast number of temples, shrines, gardens and other cultural offerings, it's no wonder the Japanese revere their historical capital. A handful of geishas still walk the streets, and serenity is unexpectedly accessible away from the crowds.

Kiyomizu-dera temple © CLO

A children's group at Shosei-en garden © CLO

Japanese family © CLO

Ginkaku-ji temple © CLO

Lanterns along Heian Jingu shrine © CLO

Inside Kyoto Station © CLO

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