By Matthew Wears
Sure, the bright lights of Tokyo and Osaka are cool, but for those of you who are searching for that traditional side of Japan then there’s just one place you should go; Kyoto. It’s already one of Japan's most visited cities, but it’s gearing up to get even busier for the upcoming Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 that begins this September, a competition that looks like it will be placing Japan right on the world rugby map! I’m not really telling you a secret by saying there’s absolutely tons of amazing things to do in Kyoto, but even so it’s a city that has earned its place at the top of Japanese tourism through an array of stunning temples, tranquil shrines and of course the fact that’s it’s home of one of the country’s most famous images; the geisha. Coming to Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019 just wouldn’t be complete without visiting Kyoto. Even though it’s not actually hosting any of the games, it’s still an absolute must-see destination, so if you’ve got your Rugby World Cup tickets to the neighbouring Osaka or Kobe, take the short journey over to Kyoto. When you get there, make sure you’ve read this Japan Rugby World Cup Guide to ensure that you’re ready to explore all of the best Kyoto Attractions and dive into Japan's historic past.