In the Kansai region, Kyoto is a city located near the Lake Biwa. Japan’s former imperial capital over a thousand years, the city has been particularly influenced by the country’s history, becoming one of the major cultural and artistic centers. Kyoto lost its capital status in 1868, when Emperor Meiji settled in Edo (which he renamed as “Tokyo”) in order to put an end to the Tokugawa shogunate and to restore the imperial law. Nevertheless, the city did not waive its legacy and its centuries-old values. From wide imperial palaces to Geishas (called Geiko in the local dialect) dressed with silk kimono and wandering in the atypical district Gion, Kyoto offers countless ancient treasures, including some registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Indeed, the city knew how to keep some of its traditional identity’s features over the years, while adapting to modern times: the Kyoto Tower and the contemporary design of its railway station are two examples among many others.