All Landmarks in Kyoto

Kyoto Landmarks

Guide to Kyoto landmarks which includes significant buildings, bridges, statues, intersections and structures in Kyoto.

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    Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho)

    Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho) was the Imperial residence when Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Kyoto Gosho features a beautiful and highly acclaimed strolling traditional Japanese garden designed by Kobori Enshu. Kyoto Imperial Palace Buildings The most important building in the palace complex is the Shishinden or Hall for State Read more [...]

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    Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto

    Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto is the name given to a 2km-long path through north-eastern Kyoto. Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto travels along a path next to a small river lined with cherry blossom trees passing five significant temples and two shrines.

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    Uji Bridge

    Uji Bridge is the main bridge that crosses the Uji River in the city of Uji (Kyoto Prefecture). Uji River was of great strategic importance in the past as it was a significant physical barrier to armies.

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    Uji River

    Uji River is a large river which runs through the city of Uji (Kyoto Prefecture). Uji River was of great strategic importance in the past as it was a significant physical barrier to armies.

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    Togetsukyo Bridge

    Togetsukyo Bridge, also known as the Moon Crossing Bridge, is a famous picturesque bridge over Oi River in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto. Togetsukyo Bridge obtained its alternative name, Moon Crossing Bridge, after Emperor Kameyama stated that the bridge appeared to stretch to the moon. The current Togetsukyo Read more [...]

  • Shugakuin Imperial Villa

    Shugakuin Imperial Villa also known as the Shugakuin Detached Palace is a separate, but related site from the Kyoto Imperial Palace (hence detached) which features three main gardens and some tea houses. These Japanese gardens are considered to be some of the best in Japan. Shugakuin Imperial Villa is in Read more [...]

  • Shogun-zuka

    Shogun-zuka is a popular lookout spot for Kyoto – you can get a great view of the city in night and daytime.

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    Shijo Dori

    Shijo Dori is the main street that goes through the historic Gion District of Kyoto. There are many small shops along Shijo Dori selling regional style sweets and local craft products. There are also a few shops which rent out Maiko (trainee Geisha) costumes.