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Kyoto (Maizuru), Tokyo

Don’t forget your camera when you visit Maizuru, Kyoto, famous for its phenomenal landscapes, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking lakes and mountains. Established as a naval port, Maizuru played an important role during the Russo-Japanese War and is still a base for the Japan Self-Defense Force. Located in the former capital, Kyoto, there are dozens of gardens, shrines, and museums to see, putting this unique destination on the sightseeing map.

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Kyoto (Maizuru), Tokyo

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The Only Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Stop by the Goro Sky Tower for stunning views of Maizuru town and the surrounding areas in the full 360 degrees panorama. Located in the center of Maizuru City, and at 50.5 meters-high, the sea view is ranked as one of the highest in Japan.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take in the sights one a relaxing cruise around the Maizuru Bay, where you’ll see navy boats docked.
  • Visit the Maizuru Brick Park for a unique experience at the Red Brick Museum.
  • Walk through the Kongoin Temple and marvel at the exquisite architecture and greenery.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Visit Kyoto for their famous vegetarian dishes, created to serve the needs of Zen Buddhist priests making the rounds of Kyoto’s many Temples. These vegetarian set meals (shojin ryori) may include tofu simmered in a pot at your table, filmy sheets of soymilk curd and an array of local vegetables. Kyoto is also renowned for its own style of kaiseki, an elaborate feast enjoyed by the capital's nobility with its blend of ceremonial court cuisine, Zen vegetarian food, and simple tea-ceremony dishes.

Local Currency

The currency in Maizuru is the Japanese Yen (JPY).

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    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.

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