Sightseeing: Kyoto

Toji Ennichi

I don’t really enjoy just seeing old temples and shrines but shopping in temple’s market is really fun. There are three major outdoor markets in Kansai which are held monthly at the temple [...]

Kawayuka (dining decks built above rivers) is one of the most pleasant places to experience summer in Kyoto. Many restaurants at Kifune (貴船) open decks during summer from May to September. You can enj [...]

torokko

Tired of the sprawling cityscapes of Osaka or Kyoto? It’s a good idea to head for Arashiyama, an area of scenic beauty and historical importance on the western fringes of Kyoto. From here it is [...]

jingoji1

Most temples, gardens, and parks in Kyoto have deciduous trees which have beautiful colors in late November. There is no particular place to enjoy Autumn leaves viewing, but some sites are very popula [...]

Randen

Trains are not very convenient for sightseeing in Kyoto city. Two lines of the City Subway, JR, and several other local lines are operated by different companies, so they aren’t connected each o [...]

kinkakuji

Kinkakuji Temple Kinkakuji (金閣寺) temple is the best known tourist site in Kyoto along with Kiyomizu temple.  The central building’s wall are covered with gold paper and glitters in the green gar [...]

arashiyama boat

Arashiyama district is located 10 km west from the Kyoto city center and has long been a scenic leisure spot with mountains and a river. Ancient aristocrats had their villas here a thousand years ago [...]

okera mairi

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enryakuji temple

Located in the mountain, miles away to the northeast from Kyoto city, Enryakuji is a quiet Buddhist temple. You take the cable car to go up the mountain and feel the temperature lower by a few degrees [...]

kiyomizu temple

Visitors with limited time in Kyoto would be well advised to head for the eastern part of the city, where many Buddhist temples are situated on the foot of Mt. Higashiyama. It’s a wide area, ext [...]