Religious Sites in Kyoto

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Religious Sites in Kyoto

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Adashino Nembutsu-ji
The most unusual feature of this temple is the...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Anraku-ji
This small temple in the foothills of Higashiyama...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Byodo-in
South of Kyoto in Uji, this temple was originally...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Chion-in
The headquarters of the Jodo sect of Buddhism,...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Chishaku-in
Its lush garden and its paintings by Tohaku...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Choraku-ji
A procession of stone lanterns lines the steep...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Daigo-ji
The main temple of this mountain enclave...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Daitoku-ji
Two dozen temples can be found in this walled...
Religious Sites Western 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
 
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
 
Hirano Jinja
Near Kinkaku-ji, the gorgeous cherry blossoms at...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Honen-in
Near Ginkaku Temple on the Philosopher's Path,...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Jakko-in
After a devastating fire, this small monastery...
Religious Sites Northern 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
 
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
 
Kodai-ji
In the heart of ancient Higashiyama's cobbled...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Koryu-ji
One of Kyoto's oldest temples, Koryu-ji was...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Kosho-ji
If you have time after visiting Byodo-in,...
Religious Sites Southern 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
 
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
 
Otoyo Jinja
Dating from 887, this small shrine was built to...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Sanjusangen-do
One of Kyoto's most awe-inspiring spectacles,...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Sanzen-in
This small temple of the Tendai sect was...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Shoren-in
Paintings by the Kano School are on view at this...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Shouzan Mirokuin
A popular neighborhood chapel called Shawase no...
Religious Sites Eastern 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
 
Tofuku-ji
A fabulous gateway arch—the oldest in...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Yasaka Jinja
The magnificent vermilion-and-white gate of...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto

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