Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated 230 miles (370 kilometers) east of Seika, while Osaka is 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the west.
Don't limit yourself to Seika, because Kyoto contains plenty of natural and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. You'll also find Nishinari, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Kamigyo 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south.
Around 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the south of Seika is Nara, an important regional center where you'll find Ukimido, Todaiji Temple and Hokke-ji. Heijo Palace, Gango-ji and Kasuga Shrine are also well-worth a visit while you are here.
Truly connect with the locals in Kyoto, by employing some every-day Japanese sentences. Understanding a range of simple words and phrases like "Isshoni odorimasenka?", which translates to "Would you like to dance with me?", will be sure to make your trip all the more pleasant. "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" means "Where's the toilet?"
If you're traveling in Kyoto on the 23rd of December, join the locals during the annual Birthday of Emperor Akihito celebrations.
As your time here winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Sayōnara"