Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine has been made famous in modern culture through countless photographs and movies, including Memoirs of a Geisha, that depict the thousands of photogenic vermilion torii lining the stone paths throughout the extensive shrine grounds. Only a short walk along the stone path lined with the Vermilion Read more [...]
Over 230 Kyoto attractions including Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple, Nijo Castle, Gion Geisha District, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Byodoin Temple, Gіnkаkuјі Теmрlе and Arashiyama. Our guide includes the best gardens, temples, shrines, observation decks, museums, art galleries, Imperial properties and districts. Our guide includes the Top Ten Kyoto Attractions as voted by our readers.
We have organised our guide to Kyoto Tourist Attractions into categories to make it easy to find what you are looking for, plus there is a map of the attractions.
Fushimi Castle, also known as Momoyama Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Fushimi Ward Kyoto. Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered the construction Fushimi Castle was completed in 1594, only to be destroyed in 1596 by an earthquake. Fushimi Castle was then rebuilt, but fell in a siege in 1600. In Read more [...]
Daigoji Temple is famous for its five storied pagoda, cherry blossom viewing in spring and a traditional Japanese garden. Daigoji Temple is part of a large Japanese Temple complex and is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the ‘Historic Read more [...]
Jonangu Shrine is famous for its four gardens which represent four different styles from the four periods; Heian, Muromachi, Momoyama and Heisei. These Japanese gardens feature ponds, tea house, waterfall and a dry landscape style garden. Jonangu Shrine is in southern Kyoto.