Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera is Kyoto’s most popular tourist attraction

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shoren-in

Shoren-in has a history of being of used as a temporary Imperial Palace. The Kacho-den guesthouse has a beautiful view of the garden and pond.

Gion Shirakawa

Enjoy the scenery of a cobblestone path running along ancient town houses and the view of the Shirakawa River flowing along the road. It is the most a...

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...

Nanzenji

Nanzenji was built as a temple of prayer for the prosperity of the country. It was built by Emperor Kameyama in 1291 during the Kamakura period. It is...

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market has 400 years of history. There is a festive atmosphere as you walk around the market. You can see foods that can only found in Kyoto.

GEAR THEATER ART COMPLEX 1928

World-class performances given in a retro building constructed 90 years ago merged with a production utilizing the latest techniques to form entertain...

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine was built in the Meiji period (1868 – 1912) based on a plan to reproduce faithfully the architectural styles and colors of the central go...

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...