Things to do in Kyoto City.

Introduction

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

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

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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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https://ja.kyoto.travel/ [Japanese]
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IntroductionAutumn leaves are beautiful in fall, snow scene is beautiful in winterKinkakuji Temple (金閣寺:Kinkaku-ji) is also called Rokuonji Temple (鹿苑寺:Rokuon-ji) and is one of the most famous sightse...

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

IntroductionDaitokuji Temple (大徳寺:Daitoku-ji) is a temple related to Sojun IKKYU and SEN no Rikyu.Access■Related Web sitehttp://zen.rinnou.net/head_temples/07daitoku.htmlhttp://www.rinnou.net/cont_03/...

IntroductionKamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社:Kamigamo jinja) is a shrine registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.kamigamojinja.jp/english/https://www.kamigamojinja.jp/ [Japane...

IntroductionGinkakuji Temple (銀閣寺:Ginkaku-ji) is a temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.shokoku-ji.jp/en/ginkakuji/http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/g_about.html [J...

IntroductionNanzenji Temple (南禅寺:Nanzen-ji) is the highest Zen temple in Japan.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.nanzen.net/english/http://www.nanzen.net/ [Japanese]by NANZEN-JI TEMPLESearchUnrelated ...

IntroductionHeian Jingu Shrine (平安神宮: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...

IntroductionKyoto Zoo (京都市動物園:Kyotoshi dobutsuen) is the second zoo in Japan to open.by CityOfKyotoAccess■Related Web sitehttps://www5.city.kyoto.jp/zoo/lang/en/https://www5.city.kyoto.jp/zoo/ [Japane...

IntroductionThe Lake Biwa Canal Museum (琵琶湖疏水記念館:Biwakososui kinenkan) is a museum created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the completion of Lake Biwa Canal.Access■Related Web sitehttps://biwa...

IntroductionEikando (永観堂:Eikan-do) is a temple that is known as "Momiji no Eikando" and is known as a famous spot for autumn leaves.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.eikando.or.jp/English/index_eng.ht...

IntroductionShimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社:Shimogamo jinja) is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. It is registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/english...

IntroductionSanzen-in (三千院:Sanzenin) is a temple with a beautiful moss-covered garden.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.sanzenin.or.jp/en/http://www.sanzenin.or.jp/ [Japanese]by Sanzen-in TempleSearch...

IntroductionKurama Temple (鞍馬寺:Kurama dera) is the head temple of Kuramakokyo.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.kuramadera.or.jp/ [Japanese]by KURAMADERASearchUnrelated images and videos may be displa...

IntroductionKifune jinja Shrine (貴船神社: 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...

IntroductionHieizan Enryakuji Temple (比叡山延暦寺:Hieizan Enryaku-ji) is a famous temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.by びわ湖大津観光協会 Biwako Otsu Tourism Association,ShigaAccess■Related Web sitehtt...

IntroductionArashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama (嵐山モンキーパークいわたやま:Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama) is a wild monkey park where about 160 Japanese macaques inhabit.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.monkeyp...

IntroductionThe Kyoto Railway Museum (京都鉄道博物館:Kyoto tetsudo hakubutsukan) is a traffic science museum that preserves and displays steam locomotives.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.kyotorailwaymuseum...

IntroductionTenryuji Temple (天龍寺:Tenryu-ji) is a temple registered as a World Heritage Site.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.tenryuji.com/en/http://www.tenryuji.com/ [Japanese]by Tenryuji TempleSearc...

IntroductionRyoanji Temple (龍安寺:Ryoan-ji) is a temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.ryoanji.jp/smph/eng/http://www.ryoanji.jp/smph/ [Japanese]by Ryoanji Tem...

IntroductionNinnaji Temple (仁和寺:Ninna-ji) is a temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.ninnaji.jp/en/http://www.ninnaji.jp/ [Japanese]by NINNAJISearchUnrelated...

IntroductionJingoji Temple (神護寺:Jingo-ji) is a temple of Koyasan Shingon sect.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.jingoji.or.jp/ [Japanese]by 神護寺SearchUnrelated images and videos may be displayed in sea...

IntroductionKosanji Temple (高山寺:Kosan-ji) is a Shingon sect temple and is registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.kosanji.com/ [Japanese]by 高山寺SearchUnrelated images ...

IntroductionThe Hozu River Boat Tour (保津川下り:hozugawa-kudari) is a boat ride down the mountain stream from Kameoka to Arashiyama.by 保津川遊船企業組合Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.hozugawakudari.jp/enhttps...

IntroductionKitano Tenmangu Shrine (北野天満宮:Kitano Tenmangu) was founded in 947.Michizane Sugawara, famous for the god of learning, is enshrined here.Access■Related Web sitehttp://kitanotenmangu.or.jp/t...

IntroductionKyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所:Kyoto-gosho) was the Imperial Palace before relocating to Tokyo.Access■Related Web sitehttp://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/kyoto.htmlhttp://sankan.kunaic...

IntroductionNijo Castle (二条城: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...

IntroductionNishiki Market (錦市場:Nishiki-ichiba) is called the kitchen of Kyoto, and it is a historic market created 400 years ago.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.kyoto-nishiki.or.jp/ [Japanese]by 京...

IntroductionPontocho is a restaurant district where you can taste the atmosphere of Kyoto. Geisha often walks on the path of Pontocho.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.ponto-chou.com/ [Japanese]by Po...

IntroductionHonnouji Temple (本能寺:Honnou-ji) is a temple where Nobunaga Oda, a Sengoku daimyo, died from betrayal of his veteran Mitsuhide Akechi.When Hideyoshi Toyotomi land readjusted, Honnoji Temple...

IntroductionShinsenen Temple (神泉苑:Shinsen-en) is the place where the Hanami of cherry blossoms was held for the first time 1200 years ago.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.shinsenen.org/ [Japanese]by ...

IntroductionKamogawa Nouryou-Yuka (鴨川納涼床:Kamogawa Nouryou-Yuka) is an outdoor parlor set along the Kamo River with a clear view of the river.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.yuka-kyoto.com/https://w...

IntroductionMibudera Temple (壬生寺:Mibu-dera), which was adjacent to the Shinsen-gumi camp, is a temple related to Shinsen-gumi.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.mibudera.com/eng/http://www.mibudera.com...

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IntroductionKenninji Temple (建仁寺:Kennin-ji) is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.kenninji.jp/english/https://www.kenninji.jp/ [Japanese]by KenninjiSearchUnrelated image...

IntroductionYasaka Shrine (八坂神社: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...

IntroductionKodaiji Temple (高台寺:Kodai-ji) is famous as the temple of Kita no mandokoro (Nene), the wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.htmlhttp://www.kodai...

IntroductionKiyomizudera Temple (清水寺: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...

IntroductionJishu Shrine (地主神社:Jishu jinja) is a shrine registered as a World Cultural Heritage.It is famous as the god of marriage.by 京都地主神社Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.jishujinja.or.jp/english...

IntroductionChishakuin Temple (智積院: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...

IntroductionSanjusangen-do (三十三間堂:Sanjusangen do) is a Buddhist temple where 1001 statues of the thousand-arm Kannon are enshrined.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.sanjusangendo.jp/ [Japanese]by Sanj...

IntroductionKyoto National Museum (京都国立博物:Kyoto kokuritsu hakubutsukan) is a museum opened in 1897.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/https://www.kyohaku.go.jp/jp/ [Japanese]by Kyoto...

IntroductionShorenin Temple is a temple of the Tendai sect. Founded by Dengyo-daishi Saicho.by 天台宗務庁Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.shorenin.com/english/http://www.shorenin.com/ [Japanese]by TENDAI ...

IntroductionTofukuji Temple (東福寺:Tofuku-ji) is said to be the most beautiful place for autumn leaves in Kyoto.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.tofukuji.jp/english/http://www.tofukuji.jp/ [Japanese]by...

IntroductionToji Temple (東寺:To-ji) is a temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.There is a wooden five-story pagoda that is 55 meters high.Access■Related Web sitehttps://toji.or.jp/en/https://t...

IntroductionFushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷大社:Fushimi Inari Taisha) is the main shrine of about 30,000 Inari Shrines.Access■Related Web sitehttp://inari.jp/en/http://inari.jp/ [Japanese]by Fushimi I...

IntroductionDaigoji Temple (醍醐寺:Daigo-ji) is a temple registered as a World Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttps://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.htmlhttps://www.daigoji.or.jp/ [Japanese]by DAIGOJI Temple...

IntroductionGekkeikan Okura Sake Museum (月桂冠大倉記念館:Gekkeikan Okura-kinenkan) is the sake museum of the sake brewery "Gekkeikan" in Kyoto.Access■Related Web sitehttp://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/kyotof...

IntroductionSaihoji Temple (西芳寺:Saiho-ji) is a temple registered as a World Cultural Heritage.Access■Related Web sitehttp://saihoji-kokedera.com/top.html [Japanese]by SAIHOJISearchUnrelated images and...

IntroductionThe Honenin Temple (法然院: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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