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For more than 1,200 years since the emperor Kanmu moved the capital from Nara, Kyoto has been Japan’s center of culture, art, and cuisine. The Higashiyama ward especially, is home to a plethora of national treasures, temples, shrines, and historic districts. These include Kiyomizudera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Gion, an entertainment district famous for its Geisha. Also, Higashiyama ward is surrounded by the Higashiyama mountains and the Kamo river, where visitors can stroll and take in

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