Naturaleza in Kyoto

Arashiyama

A popular tourist spot Arashiyama is an area that includes Tougetsukyo Bridge which spans Katsura River and the mountain that soars up to command a v...

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

A wild monkey park with monkeys right up to you   “There is this sort of place in Kyoto?!” Yes, this is the spot. Arashiyama Monkey Par...

Kifune Shrine

A shrine whose god rules the water Kifune Shrine, which has a history of 1500 years and is surrounded by woods along the banks of the Kibune River, t...

Ryoan-ji

Enjoying the Rock Garden at Ryōan-ji The Rock Garden at Ryōan-ji is listed as both A National Site of Special Scenic Beauty and a National Historic S...

Sagano Railway (Torokko Trains)

The Sagano Scenic Railway running along the grand Hozu Gorge In 1989, the track had been abandoned due to the creation of a double line by the railw...

Okochi Sanso (Mountain Villa)

Places to see at Okochi Sanso Okochi Sanso consists of a villa and garden created by movie actor Denjiro Okochi. From the age of 34 (1931) to his de...

Philosopher’s Walk

Get a full appreciation of the rich natural beauty through the cherry blossoms of spring and the colors of autumn Philosopher’s Walk is a shor...

Hozu River Cruise

The Hozu River Cruise, a tradition of 400 years From the old times, the waters of the Hozu River were used to transport goods downstream to the large...

Saiho-ji Temple (Koke-dera)

Koke-dera, a World Heritage site Reportedly founded by the Buddhist priest Gyouki in the 700s, the temple was destroyed by war and floods after whic...

Kurama

The Legend of Mt. Kurama’s Tengu A large tengu is displayed in front of Eizan Railway’s Kurama Station. It’s said that a tengu resi...

Ohara

What is Ohara? Located in northeast Kyoto, Ohara is a quiet area with plenty of beautiful nature in a mountain valley. Since the temples and tourist...

Sanzen-in Temple

Sanzen-in’s association with the Imperial family When the monk Saicho built Enryaku-ji Temple in 788, the construction of a thatched hut undern...

Daigo-ji Temple

Devastated by fire and war only to be rebuilt by Hideyoshi Toyotomi In 874, Shobo, a disciple of a disciple of the founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kuka...

Takao

Takao, an area by the Kiyotaki River which flows at the foot of Mt. Takao Takao is known as the famous area in Kyoto whose leaves change color the e...

Enko-ji Temple

Enko-ji, the school that was transformed into a temple In 1601, Ieyasu Tokugawa invited monks with the intention of developing national education, a...

Chikurin-no-Komichi

Amanohashidate

The 3.6km-long sandbar and thriving pine trees provide picturesque scenery Located in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture by Miyazu Bay in the Sea...

Hosen-in Temple

Ohara Sanso Ashiyu Café

Jakko-in Temple