One of the Kyoto’s best preserved historic districts. It is a great place to experience traditional old Kyoto, especially between Kiyomizu and Gion, where the narrow lanes, wooden buildings.
25-minute walk (1.5 km) from Kiyomizu-Gojo station on the Keihan Line
1. Kiyomizu-dera Temple「清水寺」
One of the most famous temples in Kyoto. Visitors can see many Important Cultural Properties, such as the famed wooden stage “Kiyomizu-no-butai” . The view with a sea of autumnal colors from the wooden stage is absolutely fantastic.
Hours : 6:00 to 18:00, Admission : 400 yen
15-minute walk (1.0 km) You can walk through the famed stone paths.
2. Entoku-in Temple「円徳院」
A tranquil sub-temple of Kodai-ji is well known for its two “karesansui”, dry stone gardens. It’s particularly beautiful with autumn foliage.
Hours : 9:00 to 17:00, Admission : 500 yen
2-minute walk (0.2 km)
3. Kodai-ji Temple「高台寺」
The Temple building is surrounded on two sides by impressive Japanese gardens. About 1,000 maple trees are planted in the temple’s grounds. During the autumn foliage season, the bright colors of trees reflected in the pond create a magical atmosphere.
Hours : 9:00 to 17:00, Admission : 600 yen
12-minute walk (1.0 km) to Gion-Shijo station
Length : 4 km Required Time : 4 hours