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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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    Saihoji Temple

    Saihoji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Rinzai Zen sect which is famous for its moss garden, which probably the best in Japan. Unfortunately access to Saihoji Temple, also known as Kokedera (Moss Temple) requires an application in advance. Saihoji Temple, in Kyoto, is designated as a Special Place of Read more [...]

  • Yoshimine-dera Temple

    Yoshimine-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in western Kyoto, is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Yoshimine-dera Temple features herbal baths said to help neuralgia suffers, given the temple the common name of Neuralgia Temple. While Yoshimine-dera Temple does feature some cherry blossom, it is most famous for Read more [...]

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    Matsunoo-taisha Shrine

    Matsunoo-taisha Shrine was founded in 700AD making it one of the oldest shrines in the Kyoto region. Matsunoo-taisha Shrine is at the base of Mt Arashiyama where a natural spring brings water to the surface which is particularly important to the local sake and miso companies to the shrine to Read more [...]

  • Katsura Imperial Villa

    Katsura Imperial Villa also known as the Katsura Detached Palace, which is related to Kyoto Imperial Palace, but on a different site (hence detached) in western Kyoto. Katsura Imperial Villa features some of the best Japanese garden in all of Japan. Although the gardens are considered important, buildings are considered Read more [...]

  • Iwatayama Monkey Park

    Iwatayama Monkey Park, in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto, is like an open range zoo that just has monkeys. There are around 170 wild Japanese macaque monkeys in Iwatayama Monkey Park, which can be fed food purchased on site.

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    Jizo-in Temple

    Jizo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is also known as Take-no-tera (temple of bamboo), not because it is constructed of bamboo, but because it is in a bamboo forest. This bamboo forest creates a mystical atmosphere for your walk along the narrow path towards the temple gate. The temple Read more [...]

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    Kegonji Temple

    Kegonji Temple, also referred to as Suzumushi-dera Temple (the “cricket” temple) due to the large number of crickets that can be heard around the temple. Kegonji Temple features a moss covered Japanese garden and views of Kyoto city. Kegonji Temple is very popular when the monks are providing entertaining talks. Read more [...]