Best Off the Beaten Path Side Trips from Kyoto

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Kyoto makes for a great jumping-off point for day trips. Mountains and historic towns border the city, and hitting the coast and back to downtown in a day is a breeze. Unfortunately, since the city of Kyoto is such a popular destination, many of its attractions and nearby towns are often overlooked.

It’s time to escape the tourist hotspots and see just what you’re missing.

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