Skyline, etc. Spots in Kyoto Area
- Arashiyama-Takao Parkway
- Travel / Tourism
- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Umegahata Hinoki-cho 11
- Along this toll road connecting Kyoto’s Arashiyama and Takao, motorists can enjoy the picturesque Rakusai scenery while stopping at the variety of leisure spots along the way. There is a mountain viewing platform from which one can look out over Kyoto City and the Hozugawa River, flower parks and dog run lawns, barbecue spots surrounded by nature, and a host of facilities that can be enjoyed by couples and families. Those who enjoy fishing will like the popular Arashiyama fishing area.
Best visited with a car, the Arashiyama Takao parkway offers sweeping views of Arashiyama as well as parts of Kyoto city from the several viewpoints around. The toll road is worth driving several...
- Hieizan Driveway
- Travel / Tourism
- Shiga Pref. Otsushi Yamagamichou Long Mountain 776 - 30
- A scenic, 8.1-kilometer-long toll road connecting Tanoyatoge Pass in Otsu City with the summit of Mt. Hiei. Facilities along the road include observatories with sweeping views of Lake Biwa and Otsu City; Yumemigaoka, which has a café, barbecue area, attractions, and observatory; and the Hoshino Resorts L'Hotel de Hiei. The road also connects directly to the Okuhiei Driveway.
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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