Sights & Attractions in Kyoto

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Name Category Location
 
Adashino Nembutsu-ji
The most unusual feature of this temple is the...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Byodo-in
South of Kyoto in Uji, this temple was originally...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Eikan-do
Next to the Nanzen-ji temple complex, Eikan-do...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Enryaku-ji
With a view over the mountain ranges and the...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Many visitors find Fushimi-Inari Taisha's...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Gekkeikan Okura Kinenkan
Not far from Fushimi-Inari Taisha is a...
Museums / Galleries Southern Kyoto
 
Ginkaku-ji
The Temple of the Silver Pavilion was intended to...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Heian Jingu
The massive vermilion and white walls of Heian...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Higashi-Hongan-ji
This temple's strong walls, mighty gates, and...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Jikko-in
At this seldom-visited temple you can sit, relax,...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Kamigamo Jinja
One of Kyoto's oldest shrines, Kamigamo Jinja...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Katsura Imperial Villa
The setting for this villa is a perfect...
Houses / Mansions Arashiyama
 
Kinkaku-ji
Possibly the world's most ostentatious retirement...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Kitano Tenman-gu
In February and March, the gorgeous plum blossoms...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Kiyomizu-dera
Pilgrims have climbed Higashiyama's cobblestone...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Koinzan Saiho-ji
Entrance into this temple complex transports you...
Gardens / Arboretums Arashiyama
 
Koryu-ji
One of Kyoto's oldest temples, Koryu-ji was...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Kurochiku Wabiza
Fine traditional crafts, including reasonably...
Stores / Malls Eastern Kyoto
 
Murin-an
In a departure from traditional Japanese gardens,...
Gardens / Arboretums Eastern Kyoto
 
Myoshin-ji
Surrounded by thick stone walls, this complex...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Nanzen-ji
Several magnificent temples share this corner of...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Nijo-jo
In the early Edo period, the first Tokugawa...
Castles / Palaces Central Kyoto
 
Ninna-ji
With a five-tier pagoda at its center, this...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Nishi-Hongan-ji
Set within a sprawling compound with courtyards...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Ryoan-ji
The solemn stones set into the sand at Ryoan-ji's...
Gardens / Arboretums Western Kyoto
 
Sanjusangen-do
One of Kyoto's most awe-inspiring spectacles,...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka
With their cobbled paths and delightful wooden...
Neighborhoods / Streets Eastern Kyoto
 
Sanzen-in
This small temple of the Tendai sect was...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Tenryu-ji
For good reason this is known as the Temple of...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
To-ji
Famous for its towering pagodas, To-ji was...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Yasaka Jinja
The magnificent vermilion-and-white gate of...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto

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