Other Sightseeing Spot Spots in Kyoto Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Takayama Dam
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    Kyoto Sourakugunminamiyamashiromura Tayama Tsurugi 43
    This dam is located in the Minamiyamashiro Village, Soraku County, Kyoto Prefecture. It is known as an arch gravity dam built in 1969. On the southern side, the surface of Tsukigase Lake stretches on. In addition, there is an observation deck next to the dam where you can enjoy the natural scenery throughout the four seasons of the lake, such as cherry blossoms, azaleas and autumn leaves.
  • Byodo-in Temple Riverbank
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    Kyoto Uji-shi Uji Togawa
    This embankment along the Uji River is located near Byodoin Temple, a World Heritage Site. A promenade called the Ajirogi no Michi has been built along the embankment. Visitors can enjoy taking a stroll while taking in the beautiful scenery of the ancient capital. The embankment is also famous for its cherry blossoms. Every year it sees large crowds of flower watchers during the cherry blossom blooming season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    I was lucky in that passing through Kyoto two weeks previously I had booked my tours of the imperial villas at the helpful Imperial Household Agency. By the time I came to take the tours the...

  • Gion
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa
  • Ryu Minamoto In Garden
    47 Reviews
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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
  • Kiyamachi-dori
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nakajimacho
  • Miyamaroshunokan
    2 Reviews
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Miyamachouminami Shin Takase 13

    This is one of the two Sake breweries of Oishi Sake Brewery Company. Its located about five minutes drive from Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura (かやぶきの里 美山 北村) so you can conveniently include this sake...

  • Saga Toriimoto
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatoriimotosennocho
  • 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
  • Kannawa no Ido
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Sakaimachi-dori Matsubara Sagaru Kajiyacho
  • Shimei Dori
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Izumojimatsunoshitacho 12

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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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