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A city in Japan is on our radar today. It's a city of one and a half million people. Outdoor markets are usually crowded with shoppers, fish mongers, and tourists. There are ancient palaces and peace gardens galore.

And if you're seeking enlightenment, travel writer Don George suggests a visit to one of the city's 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

Byakko-ro (White Tiger Towers) at the Heian Jingu Shrine, KyotoByakko-ro (White Tiger Towers) at the Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

"I was struck by how there's a temple on every corner it seems like, literally wherever you go there's this wonderful little temple with its swept entryway, and its beautiful wooden structure and it just infuses the city with a very spiritual harmony, tranquility and shade, and silence, they're just there as these beautiful embodiments of peace."

Name this city on Honshū island if you can.

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is the Japanese city of Kyoto.

Kiyomizu Temple, KyotoKiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

Don George is a seasoned travel writer who's visited more than 60 countries around the globe. Click below to hear what he discovered while wandering around the Old Quarter of Kyoto, while searching for antique Japanese wood block art.