Above: Early morning in the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan

Kyotois the most popular tourist destination inJapan, with more than 50 million people visiting each year. Herds of schoolchildren and flag-following foreign tour groups swarm its famous cultural sites. Still, a day in Kyoto is unforgettable, and with good timing you can still experience the depth of the city’s extraordinary culture.

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Above: Early morning in the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan

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