Fushimi Inari Shrine

A 1,300 year old shrine for the God of bountiful crops and prosperous business

Tofuku-ji Temple

The temple has plenty of highlights including 25 sub-temples and a rock garden. It is also famous as a place to see the fall colors. The colors are es...

JR Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station is the gateway to the ancient capital, boasting a thousand years of history. In the Kyoto Station Building, there are plenty of restaura...

Kyoto National Museum

Among Kyoto’s cultural assets, there is a collection of art from all places in the country and Asia in addition to handicrafts. In the permanent displ...

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower is always a sight to behold in Kyoto. Its distinctive appearance is perfect for photos, but the inside of the tower is also not to be miss...

Hongan-ji Temple

Hongan-ji Temple is a National Treasure where you can easily drop in and view Goei-do Hall and Amida-do Hall. It is a popular tourist spot within easy...

Toji (Kyo-o-gokokuji)

Roughly about a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station. Surrounded by modern buildings of the city center, Toji exudes an atmosphere as though time stopped...

Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera is a Kannon temple where the goddess Kannon is worshipped. Kiyomizu-dera has a particularly long history among the temples of Kyoto and...

Sanneizaka (Sannenzaka)

Going through Ninenzaka from the northern area of Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park and Kodai-ji Temple, this is a lane on a hill that goes down to Kiyomiz...

Sanjusangen-do

Sanjusangen-do was rebuilt in 1266 and has been maintained, repeatedly undergoing repairs, for more than 700 years. 1001 statues of Kannon are enshrin...

Higashiyama

Higashiyama or “east mountain”, located on the east side of Kyoto, is called this because of the many mountains there. There are many temples with bea...

Samurai Kembu Theater

From instructors trained in the Seiga school of kembu, or swordplay, you will be able to experience the feelings of a samurai at this dojo through the...

Kyoto Aquarium

An aquarium that is within walking distance from Kyoto Station. Divided into 12 exhibition areas, there are plenty of highlights! There is even a disp...

Ishibei Koji

Go south from the southern tower gate of Yasaka Shrine and then take the 3rd left to enter a small narrow lane. Along the sides, there are ryotei rest...

Kodai-ji

Kodai-ji was established by the widow of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nene. There is a splendid Japanese garden taking advantage of the natural scenery of Higa...

Gion

Gion is very popular among tourists for its bustling downtown streets. The famous Yasaka Shrine is on the outskirts of Gion. Maiko and geisha (known l...

Hanami Koji Street

A street that cuts from north to south through Kyoto’s finest pleasure district of Gion. Bordered by Shijo Avenue, the northern part of the street is...

Yasaka Shrine

A shrine located close to Hanamachi , the origin of Kyoto’s Gion district. It is popular as a place to earn the grace of the gods for protection again...

Ponto-cho

Ponto-cho is located in the center of Kyoto. In the teahouses that occupy the townhouses there, you can see maiko and geisha. A highlight is the Kamo...

Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park is a famous place for sakura or the cherry blossoms. It is a popular spot to take a stroll in the beautiful Japanese garden, free of adm...

Chion-in Temple

Chion-in Temple is a large temple that has been familiarly called as “Chiyoin-san”. It is a grand Buddhist structure that was established with the sup...