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  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusa Yabunouchi cho 68
    This shrine in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, is the head of all Inari Shrines in Japan, which total to around 30,000 shrines. The shrine is particularly famous for its vermillion lacquered Torii gate tunnels, as well as to parishioners visiting the god for business, harvest, and fortune. Many of the buildings on the grounds are also painted with brilliant vermillion lacquer including the front shrine, main shrine, and tower gate, which has been designated an Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The torii gate corridor, said to consist of several thousand to 10,000 torii gates, twists and turns making it quite the spectacle. Beyond that is the rear shrine as well as the entrance to Mt. Inari-san which is dotted with countless small burial mounds. It is one of the most famous spots in the Kansai region to visit for the annual New Year Shrine Visit and draws huge numbers of visitors every year.
  • To-ji Temple (Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple)
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kujouchou 1
    This Buddhist temple is the only remaining structure built during the days of the ancient capital of Heian-kyo (the former name of the city of Kyoto) and officially named Kyo-o gokoku-ji Temple. The temple was registered as a World Heritage site in 1994. The temple’s numerous National Treasures are worthy of note, such as its Kondo Hall (Main Hall), Daishido Hall (Miei House), and five tier pagoda, which is 55 meters (187 feet) tall and is the tallest wooden structure in Japan. Some of the temple’s many other historic and cultural assets include the southern gate and lecture hall, both registered as Important Cultural Properties.
  • Daigoji Temple
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    4.5
    565 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22
    This temple is the grand head temple of the Daigo School of the Shingon sect and is located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The ample grounds of this temple cover over 1633 acres on Mt. Daigo, and is registered as a world heritage. In 874, one of Kukai's disciple's disciple, Rigen Daishi Shobo, built a simple edifice on this mountain which became the beginnings of this temple. The temple is divided into upper Daigoand lower Daigo, connected by a rugged mountain path. The premises are allocated with over 80 pagodas and temples. Notable, the golden pavilion that is a national treasure, and the five-tier pagoda built in the Heian period of which there are only a few in the prefecture. On the second Sunday in April, the HotaikoHanamigyoretsu procession, which ToyotomiHideyoshi started, is held annually in concurrence with the Daigo Hanami flower festival.

    Stayed one night at mitsui garden Okayama . Was the worst hotel stay ever. The Aircon doesn’t work, we had to open the windows but the sound of traffic was too loud for a peaceful sleep. The beds...

  • Aeon Mall (KYOTO)
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujoutoriguchichou 1
    This shopping mall is about five minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It features about 140 shops and puts on 1,000 Events a Year, mainly on weekends. These include live shows, exhibitions, workshops, and more. There is a free shuttle bus from Kyoto Station on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
  • Fujimori-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusatorisakichou 609
    A Shinto shrine located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. There are various theories regarding its establishment, but it is said that this is the site where Empress Jingu buried and enshrined an array of armaments in 203. During the Fujimori Festival held on May 5, an event called the Kakeuma Shinji is held—horseback riders perform stunts such as head stands and riding sideways, attracting throngs of visitors. Known as a shrine dedicated to luck in victory, scholarship, and horses, the shrine is frequently visited by people with an interest in horse racing.

    Fujinomori Shrine is famous for its horse race, which takes place on May the 5th. The spring water "Fujino Mizu" is refreshing.

  • Jonan-gu Shrine
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    4.5
    119 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Nakajimatobarikyuchou 7
    A Shinto shrine in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City known as Katayoke no taisha (the Direction Warding Shrine). Emperor Shirakawa had a grand villa built here in the Heian period after his retirement, making the area into a political and cultural center. Rites were conducted here to pray for the emperor’s safety when he traveled to visit the temples of Kumano and the temple is still strongly popular among the faithful today for providing divine aid with construction, manufacturing, moving to a new location, traveling, and traffic safety. Visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers in the temple’s spacious garden. The temple holds Kyokusui no utage (Meandering Stream Banquets) in spring and autumn, events which are famed as displays of imperial elegance.

    I went to Jonangu shrine early March during the weekdays. Just a couple of tourist and group of local aunties around which is great for me taking my sweet time enjoying the beauty of the...

  • Momo Terrace
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Momoyamachouyamanoshita 32
    Momo Terrace is a large shopping mall opened in February 2015 in the Fushimi-Momoyama area. In keeping with the name of the region, a peach (momo) tree is planted at the edge of the plaza at the main entrance. The food court inside has a children's area and a nearby party room, making it easy for parents to gather with their friends. Furthermore, a free smartphone app called NEARLY lets you access useful information about each shop in Momo Terrace.
  • Teradaya
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    3.5
    178 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Minamihamachou 263
    This is an inn where Shimazu Hisamitsu tried to purge the Satsuma shishi, who were advocates in the Satsuma clan of the return to imperial rule, during the latter years of the Edo period (the Teradaya Incident). It was learned that the hero of Tosa, Sakamoto Ryoma, visited this inn regularly, and Teradaya became the scene of a plot to assassinate Ryoma, who just barely managed to escape thanks to the quick-wittedness of his lover, Oryo. Although the building was destroyed by fire during the battle of Toba-Fushimi, it was reconstructed after that and is a facility that offers accommodation as well.

    Toba-Fushimi Battle was the end of a series of epoch-making struggles in Kyoto. The struggles had started with Terada-ya Inn incident. Terada-ya was a port-town inn along Goh-kawa Canal in Fushimi...

  • Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Minamihamachou 247
    A museum dedicated to the Gekkeikan sake company located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. A remodeled sake brewery standing on the birthplace of Gekkeikan on the edge of the Hori River, the museum presents information on sake brewing in Fushimi and the history of the Gekkeikan company. Sake brewing implements designated Tangible Folk Cultural Properties by the city of Kyoto are on permanent display and visitors can also learn how sake is made. In addition, traditional sake brewing songs are played in the museum, recreating the atmosphere of a real sake brewery. In the sake tasting room, popular with tourists, visitors can sample Gekkeikan Retro-Bottle Ginjyoshu and Tama no Izumi Daiginjyo as well as Plum Wine. Tours of the Sakekobo facility require an advance reservation.

    Lots of english displays, so you don't really need a tour to get something out of it. Really loved the sake testing and was made up with the free sake bottle!

  • Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Gokougumonzenchou 174
    A Shinto shrine located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City dedicated to Empress Jingu, the goddess of easy childbirth. Originally called Mimoro-jinja Shrine, it was given the name Gokonomiya (the Fragrant Shrine) by Emperor Seiwa when a spring welled forth on the grounds that carried a wonderful fragrance and was found to cure illness. The shrines Fushimi Festival, which involves a parade of the principle object of worship and which is held at the beginning of October, is considered the best such festival in the country. The parade includes a pair of lion-dogs, three portable shrines, a parade of people in samurai dress, and great numbers of parishioners. On the 1st and the 8th, artful flower umbrellas are carried around by parishioners from around the area, who party late into the night.

    Fushimi is located in the southern part of Kyoto City, and known with a famous Merchants' guardian deity, Fushimi Inari Shrine. The number of the visitors to the shrine scores the biggest in Kyoto...

  • Fushimi Jikkoku Bune / Sanjikkoku Bune
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Minamihamachou 247
    Fushimi, famed since ancient times as one of Japan’s leading drinking spots, also became the site of a launch for boats traveling to Osaka in the Edo period. The Jikkoku bune and Sanjikkoku bune are pleasure boats which bring back the glory days of the port town of Fushimi. The Jikkoku bune leaves from just south of the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, the Sanjikkoku bune from south of Teradaya. The Jikkoku bune leaves every 20 minutes, the Sanjikkoku bune every hour.
  • Sohonke Hogyoku-do
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusaichinotsubochou 27-7
    A shop located along the approach to the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine which invented the Inari senbei rice cracker. The shop’s famed kitsune senbei (Inari senbei) are baked one at a time using an iron in the shop’s work space. The shop’s bell-shaped suzu senbei, containing a fortune slip inside, have been popular souvenirs to bring back after a visit to the shrine since the shop was founded.
  • Rokusonno-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Minami-ku Mibu-to Tsun Hangu-Horn
    Rokusonno-jinja Shrine was built during the Heian period to enshrine Minamoto-no-Tsunemoto, grandchild of Emperor Seiwa. It is said that if one crosses the popular vermillion arched bridge, also known as “the bridge of love,” they will be blessed by a good marriage partner. In the spring it is a beautiful place blooming with Oshima and Someiyoshino cherry blossoms.

    Rokusonno Shrine is located near to Toji and about 30 minutes walking distance from Kyoto JR Station. The place is quiet and picturesqued particularly during sakura period. Thus when we visited...

  • Kizakura Kappa Country
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Shioyamachi 228
    On the premises of the Kizakura brewery are a restaurant, museums and a shop which are all run by the company. The restaurant, which is in a remodeled brewery building, serves fresh-brewed local beer and Japanese sake together with Kyoto cuisine. There are limited alcoholic beverages that can only be had there, and products that one finds particularly appealing can be purchased at the shop next door. The Kappa Museum has displays on the origin, history and items relating to the kappa (a mythological creature), which is the symbol of Kizakura. The Kizakura Museum introduces the tools of and process of making sake through displays, models and videos. It is free to enter either of the museums. The closest stations are Chushojima Station and Fushimi-Momoyama Station.
  • Araki-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusakaidoguchichou 12-3
    This is a Shinto shrine said to have been built in the early Meiji period. It is a place that benefits marriage and the kuchi-ire-ningyo which is a group of three foxes is popular. The middle fox is said to mediate on one’s perfect marriage partner.

    It's so easy to miss this shrine, and you will if you go up and down the same path. Araki Shrine is to the left down the hill from the main shrine. The shrine sells kuchi-ire kitsune that are...

  • Fushimi Chikara-no-Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Takedaoikechou 130
    This day trip bathing facility in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture is located four minutes on foot from Kintetsu Takeda Station. There are 11 varieties of women’s and nine varieties of men’s baths to enjoy, including outdoor baths with natural spring water brought via tanker truck from Nose, daily special baths, and micro bubble silk baths. Inside there is a stone sauna which is popular with female visitors. There are also eating places to enjoy a meal after bathing, such as an eatery serving udon noodles with seasonal Kyoto vegetables or the neighboring Asadori vegetable buffet restaurant.
  • Fushimi-Momoyama Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Momoyamachouokura 45
    This castle is in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. Abandoned in 1623, it is also called Momoyama Castle because there were peach trees at the site. Many of its structures were relocated to castles nationwide, and the remains of its stone wall are preserved on the precincts of Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine nearby. A castle tower constructed by Fushimi-Momoyama Castle Land which closed in 2003 remains at the site today.
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Otabisho
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujouikenouchichou 98
    Located about five minutes on foot from Kyoto Station in Minami Ward, Kyoto City, this is the spot where Fushimi Inari's mikoshi (portable shrine) is stored. Tourists and locals pour in for the annual Inari Festival from late April to early May when the precincts are lined with a variety of stalls. During this time visitors can receive a goshuin, the shrine's official stamp.
  • Torisei Main Store
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    4.0
    141 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Kamiaburakakechou 186
    This izakaya is five minutes on foot from the Keihan Main Line's Fushimi Momoyama Station in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. They feature a variety of chicken-based cuisine including skewers made with domestic poultry. Housed in a refurbished Shinsei sake warehouse, they have tanks of Kuradashi unprocessed sake delivered directly to the brewery that guests enjoy poured fresh. They have private rooms and can accommodate group banquets, too.

    As we walked around the nearly deserted Fushimi Sake District we saw a long line of people standing in the cold and rain. When we approached the crowd, the doors opened and there was a rush to go...

  • Dining Cafe & Bar RONDE
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujouinmachi 17 New/Miyako Hotel 1F
    This dining bar and cafe is in the New Miyako Hotel. RONDE provides a mature experience of the essence of Japan with Kyoto dining. The lunch menu changes monthly and they have a choice buffet and ladies' lunch. It's chic yet with hearty portions, and the reasonable prices keep it popular. Their excellent Ronde Burger comes recommended. Limited to 10 a day, it's made with a 120-gram domestic beef patty.

    The selection of breakfast food was very dissapointing. If it wasnt included in the booking, we weould have eaten somewhere else.

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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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