All Attractions in Higashiyama

Kyoto Attractions

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.

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    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, being particularly popular in cherry blossom season when the main hall is surrounded by a carpet of blossom. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Read more [...]

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    Shorenin Temple

    Shorenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shorenin Temple is one of five Monzeki temples where in the past, the head priest at these temples always belonged to the Imperial family. Shorenin Temple features two observatories that provide excellent views of the city of Kyoto. Read more [...]

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    Yasaka Shrine

    Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the historic Gion district of Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine was established in 656AD and is famous for Gion Matsuri festival which takes there.

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    Toyokuni Shrine

    Toyokuni Shrine (also read as Hokoku Shrine) is the Shinto Shrine, in Kyoto, built to enshrine Toyotomi Hideyoshi after his death in 1599 and features the first tamaya (alter for ancestor worship). Toyokuni Shrine and specifically the alter were destroyed by the Tokugawa clan and the site closed in 1615 Read more [...]

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    Shoushukuin Temple

    Shoushukuin Temple is a Buddhist temple from the same sect as they nearby Chion-in Temple. Shoushukuin Temple also contains the Matsukaze Tenmangu Shrine. When Chion-in Temple was destroyed by a fire in 1633, Ouyoreigan, the monk in charge, asked Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu for funding for its reconstruction, and it was Read more [...]

  • Shichijo Station

    Shichijo Station is an underground train station on the Keihan Main Line which is on the east bank of Kamo River in Kyoto. Keihan Main Line Track 1 for Sanjo, Demachiyanagi. Keihan Main Line Track 2 for Chushojima, Yodoyabashi (Osaka Prefecture), Nakanoshima

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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.

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    Sanjusangen-do Temple

    Sanjusangendo Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto. Sanjusangendo Temple is famous for the Thousand Armed Kannon it houses. Sanjusangendo Temple is a classic Japanese Temple.

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    Otani Sobyo

    Otani Sobyo is a Buddhist temple and mausoleum for Jodo Shinshu Otani Sect monks including Monk Shinran (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism. Otani Sobyo was established in 1272. During Obon (14th -16th Aug) each year, around 10,000 lanterns are lit at Otani Sobyo, which attracts many visitors.