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  • Kyoto International Conference Center
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Iwakuraosagichou 422
    An international conference center which was built as Japan's first national conference facility. Used as a space by many for exchange and gatherings, in addition to the main building and an event hall, the facility is also adjoined by a hotel. The facility also has a Japanese garden on the grounds surrounded by lush natural beauty which is dedicated to the theme of people gathering and talking in nature.
  • Miyakomesse
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakiseishoujichou 9-1
    This event venue was constructed in commemoration of the 1,200th anniversary of the ancient capital of Heian-Kyo and first opened its doors in 1996. The event hall is used for a variety of events such as those promoting traditional industries. The hall’s exhibition and meeting spaces are used for trade fairs and other functions. The venue also hosts the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts and the Japan Design Museum, two permanent exhibitions which present the style and the traditional industries of Kyoto. A café/restaurant adjoins the museum, as well as the museum’s shop, which sells traditional crafts. Higashiyama Station is the closest station to the venue.

    イベント、大きな会議、学会等で利用されてるような印象でした。今回は京都大学の入学式(近年毎年こちらで開催)に出席しました。

  • Kyoto Concert Hall
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou 1-26
    This municipal concert hall opened in 1995 in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Equipped with the best audio equipment for classical music, there is a pipe organ in its shoebox-style 1,833-seat large hall made by renowned German specialist Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG. The 510-seat small hall is made for small orchestras and chamber music. The 12 pillars of the entrance hall and helical smooth slopes make up a refined architecture that is not to be missed.

    It’s one of the architectural gems of Kyoto. To see if you enjoy modern architecture. There is a cafeteria to have a break on a hot day of sightseeing. Nearby there are other interesting modern...

  • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakienshoujichou
    This art museum inside Okazaki Park in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City first opened its doors in 1963. The museum’s annex, a modern building of glass and gray walls, was completed in 1986. The museum collects and preserves modern art from both within Japan and around the world and boasts a collection of over 12,000 pieces. The museum places particular emphasis on art from Western Japan and the Kansai region with a focus on Kyoto and has a collection of many works from the Kyoto and Kansai art worlds. The museum also displays industrial art pieces. In addition to a permanent exhibit whose contents are changed periodically, the museum also holds special exhibitions. The adjoining authentic Italian café is also popular.

    This Gallery is somewhat difficult to get to, depending where you are staying... save stress catch a taxi but have google map pre-organised as most taxi drivers cannot speak even basic English. Like...

  • Kyoto City Zoo
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    3.5
    216 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakihoushoujichou In Okazaki Park
    A zoo established by the city of Kyoto located in the Okazaki area of Sakyo Ward. This historic zoo was the second to be opened in the country, having begun operating in 1903. The zoo is dedicated to animal breeding and has achieved the first successful breeding in Japan of species such as lions, tigers, western lowland gorillas, and lar gibbons. The zoo houses numerous exhibits only found here, including an Asian elephant herd in the Forest of Elephants and a Gorilla House where visitors can see gorillas learning with the use of touch panels, a first in Japan. In the Otogi no Kuni (Fairy Land) exhibit Animals, used to the presence of humans such as domesticated farm animals can be viewed up close and touched, providing visitors to have fun while learning about the preciousness of life.

    Incredibly small enclosures for everything. Sad elephants. Over cramped spaces. These animals deserve so much better

  • Hosomi Museum
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 6-3
    An art museum primarily dedicated to ancient Japanese art located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. The museum first opened in 1998. The museum displays pieces collected by three generations of the Hosomi family, which was started by industrialist and Japanese art collector Kokoan Hosomi. The museum’s collection spans some 1,000 pieces and covers virtually every genre and period of Japanese art, including Shinto and Buddhist art, tea ceremony art, and Edo paintings. The museum holds a variety of special exhibits. It also houses a tea room and shop and is adjoined by a café, making it a popular place for art lovers.

    It's hard to believe that a museum with such a fine collection should present itself as if from the inside of a trash can. It's a desecration of the first order and confirms the truth that many...

  • Metro
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kawabatamarutamachi Shimo Shimukayecho 82 Emi-Su building B1F
    Opened in 1990, this club and live house is one of Japan's most venerable, and covers music from a wide range of genres. Numerous events are held on weekdays and weekends, with many clubbers and music lovers crowding the venue every night. In the evening, they have a culture school called Metro University that invites lecturers from many genres including music, movies, theater and literature, and it is utilized by people of all ages. It is appealing for its close proximity to Jingu-Marutamachi Station and its excellent location with easy access.
  • Nomura Art Museum
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjishimokawarachou 61
    An art museum located near the north gate of the Nanzen-ji Zen Temple. The museum was founded in 1984 based largely around the collection of Tokushichi Nomura, founder of Nomura Securities. The museum’s collection consists of tea ceremony implements, paintings, calligraphy works, Noh masks, and Noh costumes gathered by Nomura, who, while being active as an industrialist, also greatly enjoyed the tea ceremony and Noh theater. The museum displays selections from its collection of some 1,700 items, including seven Important Cultural Properties such as calligraphic works by Sesson Shukei and Syuho Myocho.

    This is a great small museum, extremely well located in a beautiful neighborhood, near Nanzenji and the other great temples of Higashiyama. In our November visit they had a ground floor exhibit of...

  • Okazaki Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou other
    This is a comprehensive public park which opened in 1895 using the grounds of the Fourth National Industrial Exhibition. The park is home to facilities such as the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and the Kyoto City Zoo, and is located in a spot where many cultural exchange facilities can be found including Nanzen-ji Temple to the east and Heian Jingu Shrine to the north.
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Annex
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 13 within Okazaki Park
    This museum is in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. Originally the Kyoto Municipal Auditorium East Hall, an annex of the Kyoto Kaikan Hall, it opened as a museum in 2000. With a characteristic Japanese-style facade, it holds art related events including exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, and literature.
  • "Kyoto City Outdoor Activities Facility ""Hanase Yama no Ie"""
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Hanasebesshochou 399
    This natural activity facility is located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Inside the extensive grounds, there are accommodation facilities and lodges that can cater to 400 people. In addition, there is a camp site, astronomical observatory and outdoor obstacle course, so you can enjoy outdoor leisure activities while communing with nature. There are also rooms to conduct training activities, making the facilities available for a wide variety of applications.
  • The Kyoto University Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Yoshidahonmachi Kyoto University General Museum
    This museum, located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, archives and displays erstwhile cultural items of each of the research laboratories and departments of the Kyoto University. Divided into three exhibitions areas, the permanent exhibits house fossils and plants in the natural history area, literature and maps in the cultural history area, and models of mechanical devices in the technological history area. Periodical exhibits and children's exhibits as well as other events are regularly held.

    A charming small museum, free entry. Displays include Natural Science, Technology and Archeology. Only brief English descriptions so some information is lost if you don't read Japanese. Free...

  • Takaragaike Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kamitakanonagaredachou 8 others
    Takaragaike Park lies adjacent to the Kyoto International Conference Center in Sakyo Ward. On its spacious grounds is Paradise for Children (Kodomo no Rakuen), with wide open spaces, a playground, and other places where children can play. The North Garden affords a panoramic view of Mt. Hieizan and its surroundings. Takaragaike Park is also famous for its flowers, and many people visit its plum orchard and cherry tree forest during blossom season.
  • Hohohoza (Jodoji Branch)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojibambachou 71 High Nest Building 1/2 F
    Hohohoza is a bookstore in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It was formerly called Gake Shobo, but it moved and reopened with a new name. The first floor features new publications and miscellaneous times, as well as gallery space for exhibitions. The second floor features used books and miscellaneous items, and it is frequented by booklovers as a place where one may find an exciting rare book.
  • Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou
    Opened in 1924, this is Japan’s oldest public botanical garden. Some 120 thousand plants grow on the garden’s spacious grounds, spanning some 12 thousand varieties. The south side of the garden features the front entrance flower beds blooming with seasonal flowers, a rose garden, and one of the largest greenhouses in Japan, were visitors can enjoy rare tropical plants such as welwitschia and baobab. The north side of the garden includes the virgin Nakaragi Forest and a garden presenting a natural plant ecology as well as cherry trees, Japanese apricot trees, and Japanese irises. The cherry tree blossoms from mid-March to late April are truly splendid and their illumination at night is a must-see. Children of junior high school age and younger as well as senior citizens 70 years of age and older may enter free. Kitayama Station is the closest station to the garden.

    京都府立植物園内にあり、疲れた時に休めますが、紅葉の見頃である寒い季節に行ったためかガラガラでした。

  • Rohm Theatre Kyoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakisaishojicho 13
  • HMV Kyoto Qanat Rakuhoku
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    Kyoto Kyoto Sakyo
  • Garden of Fine Arts Kyoto
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamohangicho
    "A one-minute walk from Kitayama Station and a five-minute walk from the ""Kitayama Ekimae"" bus stop. This outdoor art museum adjoins the Kyoto Concert Hall. The museum consists of murals created with ceramic tiles. The museum is a world-first experiment at creating a mural garden enjoyed outdoors. In total, there are eight murals on display, four of which were exhibited at the 1990 International Garden and Greenery Exposition. The remaining four were newly created and thus can only be viewed here."

    We were planning to go to the Kyoto Botanical Garden, which is right next door, but the garden was closed due to an electrical problem, so we came here instead. This is an outdoor park, made of...

  • Sanson Toshi Koryu no Mori
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Hanaseyamasuchou 250
    "This forest park is located close to the ""Hanase Koryu no Morimae"" bus stop. The park's vast 1,000 hectare grounds encompass the Katsura River and Ado River headwater basin and visitors can enjoy seasonal outdoor activities like playing in one of the rivers and building a snowman. The park also has lodging facilities. The park center has tennis and volleyball facilities and is also used for concerts. Barbecuing is permitted in the park on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and during the summer vacation period. There are many scenic destinations in the area such as the Bujoji Temple and a famous trio of majestic cedar trees known as the Hanase Sanbon Sugi, the tallest trees in Japan, and visitors can enjoy trekking as well. The park also holds guided tour events."

    京都市左京区内ですが、京都の中心部から車で約一時間。鞍馬峠と花背峠を越えると現れる、素朴なリゾート空間です。特に夏は、市内でありながら、京都中心部より2~3度気温が低く、川の水は清涼で、公園内の川では川遊びができます。敷地内には、「森愛館」という木造のイベント会場もあり、いろんなイベントも開催されます。自然の中で自然を感じてリフレッシュできる場所です。ただ冬は、いち早く冬景色に囲まれます。「翠峰荘...

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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku

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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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