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 cemetery, where...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Anraku-ji
This small temple in the foothills of Higashiyama dates back...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Byodo-in
South of Kyoto in Uji, this temple was originally the villa of...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Chion-in
The headquarters of the Jodo sect of Buddhism, Chion-in is impressive...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Chishaku-in
Its lush garden and its paintings by Tohaku Hasegawa and his...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Choraku-ji
A procession of stone lanterns lines the steep path to this tiny...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Daigo-ji
The main temple of this mountain enclave founded in 874 is set...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Daitoku-ji
Two dozen temples can be found in this walled compound, a holy...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Eikan-do
Next to the Nanzen-ji temple complex, Eikan-do was built after...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Enryaku-ji
With a view over the mountain ranges and the sound of chanting...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Many visitors find Fushimi-Inari Taisha's thousands of red lacquered...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Ginkaku-ji
The Temple of the Silver Pavilion was intended to dazzle the...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Heian Jingu
The massive vermilion and white walls of Heian Jingu are one...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Higashi-Hongan-ji
This temple's strong walls, mighty gates, and high-roofed main...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Hirano Jinja
Near Kinkaku-ji, the gorgeous cherry blossoms at this modest...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Honen-in
Near Ginkaku Temple on the Philosopher's Path, this is a great...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Jakko-in
After a devastating fire, this small monastery surrounded by...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Jikko-in
At this seldom-visited temple you can sit, relax, and have a...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Kamigamo Jinja
One of Kyoto's oldest shrines, Kamigamo Jinja is a terrific example...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Kinkaku-ji
Possibly the world's most ostentatious retirement cottage, the...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Kitano Tenman-gu
In February and March, the gorgeous plum blossoms that blanket...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Kiyomizu-dera
Pilgrims have climbed Higashiyama's cobblestone streets lined...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Kodai-ji
In the heart of ancient Higashiyama's cobbled streets, the elegant...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Koryu-ji
One of Kyoto's oldest temples, Koryu-ji was founded in 622 by...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
Kosho-ji
If you have time after visiting Byodo-in, Kosho-ji is a lesser...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Myoshin-ji
Surrounded by thick stone walls, this complex holds some great...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Nanzen-ji
Several magnificent temples share this corner of the forested...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Ninna-ji
With a five-tier pagoda at its center, this temple sits in a...
Religious Sites Western Kyoto
 
Nishi-Hongan-ji
Set within a sprawling compound with courtyards and gardens...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Otoyo Jinja
Dating from 887, this small shrine was built to speed the recovery...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Sanjusangen-do
One of Kyoto's most awe-inspiring spectacles, this 400-foot-long...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Sanzen-in
This small temple of the Tendai sect was founded by the renowned...
Religious Sites Northern Kyoto
 
Shoren-in
Paintings by the Kano School are on view at this Tendai sect...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Shouzan Mirokuin
A popular neighborhood chapel called Shawase no Jizo (Happy Jizo)...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Tenryu-ji
For good reason this is known as the Temple of the Heavenly Dragon:...
Religious Sites Arashiyama
 
To-ji
Famous for its towering pagodas, To-ji was established by imperial...
Religious Sites Central Kyoto
 
Tofuku-ji
A fabulous gateway arch—the oldest in Japan—attracts many visitors...
Religious Sites Southern Kyoto
 
Yasaka Jinja
The magnificent vermilion-and-white gate of Kyoto's central shrine...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
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