The World Heritage Site, Ryoan-ji, located near Kinkaku-ji, is well known for its zen style rock garden. This simple rock garden is more complex than it seems.
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.
Byodo-in Temple/ Kyoto-Uji
Byodo-in Temple (平等院), a world heritage site is located in Uji city, Kyoto,the capital of Japanese tea. The Phoenix Hall is featured on the back of 10 yen coin.
Ginkaku-ji Temple (銀閣寺) / The Silver Pavilion
Ginkaku-ji,the Silver Pavilion, a UNESCO site, located at the end of the path of philosophy in Kyoto’s Higashiyama is famous for its unique dry sand garden.
Enryaku-ji Temple/ Shiga
Enryaku-ji, located in Kyoto’s eastern mountain range on Mt. Hieizan. You can go hiking or take the ropeway. The view from the ropeway is amazing.
Ninna-ji Temple (仁和寺) / Kyoto
Ninna-ji is one of the many great temples in Kyoto which are listed as World Heritage Sites. The temple is famous for viewing late blooming cherry blossoms.
Nijo Castle (二条城) / Kyoto
The gorgeous style of Nijo castle, the world heritage is surrounded by green space and cherry, plum, maple, ginkgo trees lined along walking paths
Kinkaku-ji Temple, Golden Pavilion / Kyoto
Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto. The temple is covered in gold leaf and Its reflection on the water is striking.
Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社) / Kyoto, Uji
Ujigami shrine is the oldest standing shrine in Japan. this tranquil shrine, surrounded by trees, is located on the banks of the Uji-gawa river in Kyoto.
Kozan-ji Temple (高山寺) /Kyoto, Takao
Kozan-ji Temple in Takao mountainous area, has the oldest tea field and Japan’s first manga. The area becomes very popular for a day hike and the autumn color.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (清水寺) / Kyoto
Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto, every year more than 5 million people visit, is famous for its wooden stage “Kiyomizu-no-butai”
Tenryu-ji Temple (天龍寺) / Kyoto, Arashiyama
Tenryu-ji is located in Arashiyama. Sogen-chi garden is a fine blend of aristocratic tradition and Zen culture, displaying the beauty of the four seasons.