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Kyoto for Japanese learners

When you hear of Kyoto what are the things that come to your mind? Cherry blossoms? Temples? Shrines? Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years from 794 AD. Kyoto served as a centre of religion, arts and literature. Many unique forms of Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony, were born and developed in Kyoto. In recent years over 45milion tourists visit Kyoto annually. Traditional Japan is one of the faces of Kyoto. It is also a modern city where people enjoy high tech transport, new architecture and international exchanges. Link to Kyoto website.

Kyoto is know for the Kyoto Protocol (link). [the Kyoto protocol was] signed at the Kyoto International Conference Hall in 1997 (link).
世界遺産 せかいいさん World heritage. There are over 3000 temples and 800 shrines in Kyoto city. Link to more information.

言葉 ことば Language. The Japanese language is a systematic and logical language to learn, even for young learners. Link to more information.

文学 ぶんがく Literature. In the Heian period (794 –1192) literature flourished in Kyoto. Kana writing was established. Education was encouraged for both the sons and daughters of court noblemen. Link to more information.
町を歩く まちを あるく Kyoto streets. When you visit traditional Kyoto, you might arrive at the futuristic  JR Kyoto Station. Link to more information.

料理と温泉 りょうりと おんせん Cuisine and Onsen. Many different styles of cuisine are available in Kyoto: traditional, modern or international. Link to more information. Teacher-suggested links Send us links to other useful sites on the topic of Japanese language learning. Find Japanese language resources for Stage 5 and Stage 6 students from the Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI). Link to information with view and download options for DET teachers.