Sights & Attractions in Kyoto

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Things to Do in Eastern Kyoto

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Anraku-ji
This small temple in the foothills of Higashiyama dates back to...
Religious Sites Eastern 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
 
Eikan-do
Next to the Nanzen-ji temple complex, Eikan-do was built after...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Ginkaku-ji
The Temple of the Silver Pavilion was intended to dazzle the...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Hakusa Son-so
Down the hill from Ginkaku-ji sits a century-old villa with an...
Gardens / Arboretums Eastern Kyoto
 
Heian Jingu
The massive vermilion and white walls of Heian Jingu are one...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Honen-in
Near Ginkaku Temple on the Philosopher's Path, this is a great...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
Kawai Kanjiro Kinenkan
The house and workshop of prolific potter Kanjiro Kawai has been...
Museums / Galleries Eastern 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
 
Kurochiku Wabiza
Fine traditional crafts, including reasonably priced dolls, ceramics...
Stores / Malls Eastern Kyoto
 
Kyoto Handicraft Center
Here you'll find seven floors filled with dolls, kimonos, pottery...
Stores / Malls Eastern Kyoto
 
Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
Fascinating displays reveal the painstaking care taken with Kyoto's...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Kyoto
 
Kyoto National Museum
After extensive renovations, this museum's new Collections Hall...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Kyoto
 
Maruyama Koen
This well-manicured park at the foot of the Higashiyama range...
Parks Eastern Kyoto
 
Murin-an
In a departure from traditional Japanese gardens, this garden...
Gardens / Arboretums Eastern Kyoto
 
Nanzen-ji
Several magnificent temples share this corner of the forested...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
 
National Museum of Modern Art
This small but excellent museum is known for its collection of...
Museums / Galleries Eastern 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
 
Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka
With their cobbled paths and delightful wooden buildings, these...
Neighborhoods / Streets Eastern Kyoto
 
Sen-oku Hakuko Kan
This refined museum presents the extraordinary collection of...
Museums / Galleries Eastern 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
 
Yasaka Jinja
The magnificent vermilion-and-white gate of Kyoto's central shrine...
Religious Sites Eastern Kyoto
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