Sightseeing

Kyoto

This international sightseeing city, rich in historical and cultural atmosphere, is a city representative of traditional Japan. Kiyomizudera Temple, situated harmoniously in the lush, deep green of Higashiyama Mountain, and Ryoanji Temple, known for its karesansui gardens, are famous Buddhist temples that have been designated as World Heritages. Kyoto offers countless opportunities for one to fully experience the true essence of Japanese culture.

Arashiyama is famous for its cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, and the Togetsukyo Bridge over Katsuragawa has become a symbol of the area. Nearby, one can enjoy many shrines, temples, and gardens, including the Tenryuji Temple of Zen Buddhism as well as Nonomiya-jinja Shrine, and Okouchi-sanso. Going a bit further, one finds even more sight-seeing opportunities, including Seiryo-ji, Daikaku-ji, Kozan-ji, and Jingo-ji temples.

  • Eikando Temple

    Eikando Temple

    Address: 48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (admission closes at 16:00)

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.eikando.or.jp/

  • Nanzenji Temple

    Nanzenji Temple

    Address: Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: 8:40 to 16:30 from 1 Dec. to 28 Feb., and 8:40 to 17:00 from 1 Mar. to 30 Nov.
    *Admission closes 20 minutes before the end of business hours.
    *Normal visitors are not admitted at the year-end (Dec.28-31).
    * The temple is open on New Year days.

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.nanzen.net/

  • Chion-in Temple

    Chion-in Temple

    Address: 400 Rinka-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: The premises are free to visit.
    *Visit to the temple hall: 9:00 to 16:30 (admission closes at 16:00)

    Closed:N/A

    http://www.chion-in.or.jp/

  • Shoren-in Temple

    Shoren-in Temple

    Address: 69-1 Awataguchi Sanjobo-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: 9:00 to 17:30 (admission closes at 16:30)

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.shorenin.com/

  • Ninenzaka・Sannenzaka

    Ninenzaka・Sannenzaka

    Address:[Ninenzaka] Kodaiji Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
    [Sannenzaka] Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

  • Kodai-ji Temple

    Kodai-ji Temple

    Address:526,Shimogawa-cho,
    Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto City

    Hours:9:00-17:30(Last admission 17:00)

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.kodaiji.com/

  • Kenninji Temple

    Kenninji Temple

    Address:584 Yamato Oji-dori Shijo Sagaru Komatsu-cho,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto City

    Hours:Mar.-Oct.10:00-16:30(gates close 17:00),
    Nov.-Feb.10:00-16:00(gates close 16:30)

    Closed:Dec.28-31

    http://www.kenninji.jp/

  • Tofukuji Temple

    Tofukuji Temple

    Address: 1-4 Honjiyama-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: [Apr. to 31 Oct.] Admission 9:00 to 16:00 (admission closes at 16:00 [gate closed at 16:30]) [Nov. to early Dec.]
    Admission: 08:30 to 16:00 (admission closes at 16:00 [gate closed at 16:30]) [Early Dec. to 31 Mar.]
    Admission: 9:00 to 15:30 (admission closes at 15:30 [gate closed at 16:00])

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.tofukuji.jp/

  • Sanjusangendo Temple

    Sponsored by: Myohoin Temple

    Sanjusangendo Temple

    Address: 657 Sanjusangendo Mawari-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: 8:00 to 17:00 (9:00 to 16:00 from 16 Nov. to Mar.)
    * Admission closes 30 minutes before the end of business hours.

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.sanjusangendo.jp

  • Kyoto International Manga Museum

    Kyoto International Manga Museum

    Address:Karasuma-dori Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto City

    Hours:10:00-18:00(Last admission 17:30) *Subject to change without notice

    Closed:Wed.(Thu.If Wed. is a holiday),end of year and New Year holidays,during maintenance

    http://kyotomm.jp/

  • Kyoto Aquarium

    Kyoto Aquarium

    Address:35-1,Kankiji-cho,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City(within Umekoji Park)

    Hours:10:00-20:00(Last admission 19:00)
    *May vary depending on weather conditions, etc.

    Closed:Open 365 days
    *May irregularly close for facility inspection, weather conditions, etc.

    http://www.kyoto-aquarium.com/

  • Site of the Daikakuji Temple gate at the former Saga Imperial Palace

    Site of the Daikakuji Temple gate at the former Saga Imperial Palace

    Address:4,Saga Osawa-cho,Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City

    Hours:9:00-17:00(Last admission 16:30)

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.daikakuji.or.jp/

  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

    Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

    Address: 20-2 Saga Tenryuji Tsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours: 1st floor: 9:00 to 20:00, 2nd floor: 11:00 to 20:00 (last call)
    (In winter, 1st floor: 10:00 to 18:00, 2nd floor: 11:00 to 18:00 [last call])

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.kyotoarashiyama.jp/

  • Tenryuji Temple

    Tenryuji Temple

    Address :68 Saga Tenryuji Susuki-no-baba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City

    Hours :8:30-17:30 (Gates close at 17:00 ,21 Oct.-20 Mar.)

    Closed:Open 365 days

    http://www.tenryuji.com/

  • Chikurin-no-Michi (Path of Bamboo)

    Chikurin-no-Michi (Path of Bamboo)

    Address:Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City

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