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  • Arashiyama
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Ukyo-ku Arashiyama
    One of Kyoto’s leading tourist attractions, this 381.5-meter-high mountain and its environs have been designated as a National Historic Place of Beauty. On the mountain are the Iwatayama Monkey Park and Horinji Temple. Widely known as a spot for seeing cherry blossoms and changing autumn leaves, the scenery combining the Katsuragawa River to Togetsukyo Bridge is often used as a motif on picture postcards and pamphlets. Popular activities include walking the “bamboo forest road” from Tenryuji Temple or going around temples or shrines, a railcar ride to Kameoka, of the “Hozugawa-kudari” (Hozugawa river boat ride) pleasure cruise ride down the river to Arashiyama.
  • Suirokaku (near Nanzenji Temple)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjifukuchichou
    Suirokaku is bridge over a canal in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It is made of brick and built with arches, a design that calls to mind the art objects of ancient Rome. Located on a branch of a canal coming out of Lake Biwa, it was completed in 1888. It was built with special consideration for blending into the surrounding scenery, even as the canal flows through the grounds of Nanzenji Temple. The bridge has been used as a location for television dramas.
  • Gion Tatsumi Bridge
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Higashiyama-ku Hanamikoji Tsutomu Shinbashi Nishiiru Le
    This stone-paved bridge spanning the Shirakawa River is about a seven-minute walk from Keihan Railway's Gion-Shijo Station in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. It was selected as an important preservation district for groups of traditional buildings, and is a place where you can enjoy traditional Kyoto scenes. The views are why the bridge is often used for productions such as dramas and movies.
  • Gion Kobu Kaburenjo
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachiminamigawa 570-2
    Gion Kobu Kaburenjo is in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It was originally a remodeled version of a building at Kenninji Temple in 1873, but it was moved and rebuilt on its present site in 1913. It has been designated a Kyoto Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property. It is renowned as a site for traditional performing arts presented by maiko (apprentice geisha) and for the Miyako Odori, a program of traditional dances performed every spring.
  • Tono Stone Buddha Tour
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    Kyoto Kizugawa-shi Kamocho Iwafune
    This region of southeastern Kizugawa city, around Tono, Kamo-cho, is known as a sacred area for Pure Land Buddhism, and was selected as one of Japanese 100 Best Historical Views by Beautiful Japan. The cliff walls feature engravings of the Buddha, and even today images of the Magaibutsu and stone image of Jizo-sama remain, earning it the nickname Stone Buddha Village. The surrounding mountain forests are also a beautiful sight, and it's a popular walk with tourists from all over.
  • Hiyoshi Dam
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Hiyoshichounaka
    This dam is midstream in the Katsura River, the main water system of the Yodo River that flows through Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is adjoined by the Info Gallery, where you can tour inside Japan's first dam. Every June, various events to revitalize the local town are held, such as the Hiyoshi Dam Marathon. Amawaka Lake, the artificial lake made by the dam, is also famous as one of the Kansai region's best fishing spots.
  • Kyoto State Guest House
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kyoutogyoen 23
    As a place for hosting guests from around the world, this national guesthouse, located in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City has on its expansive grounds multiple Japanese style buildings distinctively designed with the Kyoto flavor. Naturally, the complex has well-appointed banquet halls, sleeping accommodations and courts. The guesthouse is open for guided tours to the public for a fee and is popular with tourists.
  • Amagase Dam
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Kanaido
    This multipurpose Amagase Dam was the first constructed on the Yodogawa River. It's an arched dam that's 73 meters high, 254 meters wide, and retains about 20 million tons of water. From the top of the dam you can look out across Hoo Lake and take in the seasonal scenery reflected in the water.
  • Ohno Dam
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    Kyoto Prefecture Nantan City Nantan City Miyama Town Kashihabara Nakano Mountain 48-5
    This dam is located in Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. In 1961, it became the first dam built in Kyoto Prefecture. With a park nearby, you can see cherry blossoms in the spring and the changing autumn leaves in the fall. Festivals are held in the spring and fall, and many people other than local residents also come to enjoy them. In the park, miniature gold, disc golf and athletic attractions are also available.
  • Katsurarikyu Shrine
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nishikyo-ku Katsuramisono

    This was one of the highlights of our 12 days in Japan. The gardens are a stunning example of Japanese style and simplicity, and the tour groups are small enough that you can enjoy them and learn a...

  • Saihoji Temple Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nishikyo-ku Matsuojingatanicho 56

    The temple grounds were overrun with tourists in 1977, so the monks established an elaborate system of reserving a space for a 10:00 a.m or 1:00 p.m. visit. You write a request to the monastery with...

  • Gion
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa
  • Ryu Minamoto In Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Murasakinodaitokujicho 82

    The temple itself is nothing special and certainly not photogenic. It has 5 rock gardens, none of which I found very special after seeing the ones at the back of the Daitokuji. Can be missed as far...

  • Arashiyama Sagano
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho , Sagaogurayamacho
  • Saga Toriimoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatoriimotosennocho
  • Miyamaroshunokan
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Miyamachouminami Shin Takase 13


  • Iwamishigetaroadauchichinojo
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    Kyoto Prefecture Miyazu Amanohashidate in the park
  • Nueike
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  • Hirosawa no Ike
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagahirosawacho
  • Tsuchigumotsuka
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Kamono-ku Konno-dori Oimae Nishi Into Kannon-ji Temple 863 Eastern Kanonji

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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