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The Keage Incline/ Kyoto

he Keage Incline, located near the Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto is a slope with old railroad tracks. It is a famous spot for viewing cherry blossom in spring.


Momoyama no misasagi/ Kyoto

The Tomb of the Emperor Meiji, located on the hill in the Fushimi area of southeastern Kyoto offer a fantastic view across the Fushimi town.


Haradani-en Garden/ Kyoto

Haradani-en Garden, located on top of a hill above Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto has a lovely hidden garden. It’s truly superb in cherry blossom season to visit.


Ryoan-ji Temple/ Kyoto

Ryoan-ji, located in the west of Kinkaku-ji is home to one of Japan’s most famous zen style rock garden. This simple rock garden is more complex than it seems.


Seiryo-ji Temple/ Kyoto

Seiryo-ji, located in Arashiyama near Daikaku-ji is a temple known as the Saga-no-shaka-do. You can see attractive architecture and a unique statue of Buddha.

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Konpuku-ji Temple/ Kyoto

Konpuku-ji, located in northern Higashiyama of Kyoto is a quieter small temple, one of the most important historic site of Haiku, a Japanese style poetry.


Entoku-in Temple/ Kyoto

Entoku-in, located in Southern Higashiyama of Kyoto, the most popular sightseeing area has delightful collection of art treasures and fine Japanese dry gardens.


Shisen-do Temple/ Kyoto

Shisen-do Temple, located in northern Higashiyama of Kyoto, a less-traveled part of the city offers a tranquil experience with its dry landscape garden.


Honen-in Temple/ Kyoto

Honen-in temple, located near by the Philosopher’s path provides calm atmosphere with an amazing scenic approach with a moss-covered thatched gate.


Konkai Komyo-ji Temple/ Kyoto

A quiet and tranquil temple, located on Yoshida-yama hill in Northern Higashiyama, you can enjoy viewing nice cherry blossoms and autumn colors without crowds.


Murin-an Villa & Garden/ Kyoto

Murin-an villa and garden, located in the neighborhood of Nanzen-ji and Heian-jingu shrine is a wonderful place to relax or stroll the garden in all seasons.


Hosen-in Temple/ Kyoto

Hosen-in Temple, located in Ohara, is known for its blood-stained ceiling and peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with its stanning gardens and autumn colors.


Manshu-in Temple/ Kyoto

A small temple in Higashiyama of Kyoto city, known for its beautiful autumn color, to offer a fine dry garden, brilliant architecture and superb decorations.

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Shoju-in Temple/ Kyoto

A small and quiet temple, located outskirt of Kyoto city is probably the most photogenic temple in Kyoto with its heart-shaped window and ceiling paintings.

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The Kyoto Botanical Garden

The oldest botanical garden in Japan, located north of Kyoto city is a good place to enjoy seasonal scenery, especially cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.


Rakusei Chikurin Bamboo Park/ Kyoto

Rakusai Chikurin Bamboo Park is located in south-west of Arashiyama. You can see beautiful bamboo forest without the crowds like Arashiyama’s bamboo forest.

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Nonomiya-jinja Shrine/ Kyoto

A small shrine with a unique black torii-gate has a great reputation for women. It will be an interesting stop along the Arashiyama bamboo grove walking path.

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Saiho-ji Temple/ Kyoto

Saiho-ji Temple, commonly known as Koke-dera in the Arashiyama area offers a stunning Japanese garden. It’s hard to believe that moss can be a reason to visit.

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Kyoto Uji 1day highlight trip

Uji is a suburb of Kyoto well known as the capital of Japanese green tea, located on the banks of the Uji-gawa River. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto.

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Kamo-gawa Delta/ Kyoto

The Kamo-gawa Delta is home to Tadasu no mori, the famous woods of Shimogamo Shrine. A triangular shaped delta by Kyoto’s iconic Kamo-gawa River, to chill out.

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Zuishin-in Temple/ Kyoto

Zuishin-in Temple, located in Yamashina, Kyoto is connected to the famous beauty and poet Ono no Komachi. The temple is also famous for its plum garden.

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Kaju-ji Temple/ Kyoto

Kaju-ji Temple, located in Yamashina, is famous for its garden, to offer a peaceful getaway for those looking for a quiet retreat and the beauties of nature.

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Gion Shirakawa / Kyoto

Gion Shirakawa dori「祇園白川通」 is as well-known as Hanami Koji dori「花見小路通」in Gion district, and beautiful street along the Shirakawa river in Kyoto.

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Nanzen-ji-Ginkaku 1-day Autumn trip

A beautiful strolling path in northern Higashiyama between Eikan-do, and Ginkaku-ji, you can enjoy exploring while admiring the beauty of autumn colors.

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Shirakawa Ippon-bashi bridge/ Kyoto

Ippon-bashi or Gyoja-bashi bridge, a 66 cm wide stone bridge with weeping willow trees on the both side of Shirakawa stream is located near Chion-in Temple.