Kyoto: World’s most photogenic city?

(CNN)Never been to Kyoto?

Chances are your curiosity is already piqued.
Pretty much every leading glossy travel mag has given it a shout out for being one of the world’s best cities for travelers.

    This month, it was voted the world’s second-best city by Conde Nast Traveler readers, topped only by Tokyo.
    Why all the accolades?
    With a population of nearly 1.5 million, Kyoto is definitely worth visiting at least once in your life — though preferably more given it’s impossible to cram its charms into a single trip.
    Japan’s historical heart, the country’s former capital (794-1869) is home to thousands of architectural wonders, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    But it’s also a modern city with a thriving music and arts scene and incredible restaurants.
    Still not convinced? We’ve put together a gallery of some of Kyoto’s most captivating sites and scenes that might fix that.

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