Things to do in Kyoto City -


Kyoto City is the prefectural capital of Kyoto Prefecture.
It is also one of the world's leading tourist cities visited by 60 million tourists a year.


Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to over 1000 years.
Kyoto has always been a big religious city. Kyoto has many historic shrines and temples.
Many shrines and temples such as Kiyomizu-dera, To-ji, Kamigamo-jinja and Shimogamo-jinja are registered as world heritage sites.


Kyoto has a lot of historic industries.
Many traditional industries such as Nishijin weaving, Kiyomizu and Kyoto Yuzen are inherited today.
Souvenirs such as Kyo-tsukemono (Kyoto pickles), Kyo-gashi (Kyoto sweets) and Yatsuhashi are famous.


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Things to do in Kyoto City

Kinkakuji Temple Kiyomizudera Temple


Kinkakuji, also known as Rokuonji, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Kyoto's most famous tourist attractions.


Kiyomizu-dera is one of the representative temples of Kyoto, which was founded in 778. It is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.




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Things to do in Kyoto City - - Guide list

IntroductionAutumn leaves are beautiful in fall, snow scene is beautiful in winterKinkakuji Temple (t:Kinkaku-ji) is also called Rokuonji Temple (:Rokuon-ji) and is one of the most famous sightse...

IntroductionCamellia japonica is beautiful. Ashikaga clan's family temple.Toujiin Temple (@:Toujiin) is a family temple of Shogun "Ashikaga clan" from Ashikaga shogunate.A family temple is a temple ...

IntroductionHeian Jingu Shrine (_{:Heian-jingu) is a shrine dedicated to the 50th emperor "Kanmu Tenno" who has made capital relocation to Kyoto.The history is new in Kyoto, and was built in 1895 in...

IntroductionKifune jinja Shrine (MD_: Kifune-jinja) is the Grand Head Shrine of Kifune jinja Shrine, which has more than 400 nationwide.It is said that it was founded over 1500 years ago.The first Em...

IntroductionNijo Castle (:Nijo-jo) is Hira-jiro (a castle built on a flatland) in Kyoto city registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Tokugawa Ieyasu was built as an accommodation in Ky...

IntroductionKyoto Tower is the tallest "iron frameless architecture" tower in the world.The Kyoto Tower, which rises in front of JR Kyoto Station, is a landmark of Kyoto and is also the tallest buildi...

IntroductionYasaka Shrine (_:Yasaka-jinja) is Gion's Grand Head Shrine across the country.In Kyoto, it is called "Gion-san" and is familiar.Founded is said to have been 656 years and is a historica...

IntroductionKiyomizudera Temple (:Kiyomizu-dera) is a temple of Hossousyu.It is a temple representing Kyoto, which is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.It seems that it was founde...

IntroductionChishakuin Temple (qω@:Chishaku-in) is a Head temple of the temple of Shingon sect Chisan-ha which is about 3000 in the whole country.The beginning is said to be Gakuto Temple, which was b...

IntroductionThe Honenin Temple (@R@:Honen-in) is a temple built in 1681.In the early Kamakura period, the founder of the Jodo sect, "Honen Shonin", along with Anrakubo and Jurembo, was built on thatch...

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