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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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, located near by the Philosopher’s path provides calm atmosphere with an amazing scenic approach with a moss-covered thatched gate.
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 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, located in Ohara, is known for its blood-stained ceiling and peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with its stanning gardens and autumn colors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The highlight of Gion Matsuri festival is the “Yamaboko Junko” parade. Massive floats are pulled through the narrow, winding streets of Kyoto. See the schedule.
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.
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.
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.
A traditional strolling style Japanese garden, hidden behind large walls in the urban Kyoto area is located just 12-minute from Kyoto station.
Arashiyama is one of Kyoto’s biggest tourist destination, nature and temples make up beautiful scenery with autumn foliage.
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.
The Higashiyama area is a great place to experience traditional old Kyoto, especially between Kiyomizu and Gion, where the narrow lanes, wooden buildings.
A quiet outskirts of the city, is so peaceful and entertaining area to explore temples and shrines dotted across mountains in beautiful autumn colors.
A beautiful strolling path in northern Higashiyama between Eikan-do, and Ginkaku-ji, you can enjoy exploring while admiring the beauty of autumn colors.
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.