Jonan-gu Shrine, located in the south of Kyoto station, offers the elegant atmosphere of the Heian aristocracy with its expanded beautiful garden.
The Ono-ji Temple Cliff-Carved Buddha stands before the water’s edge. The temple is also known for its two 300-year-old weeping cherry trees blooming in spring,
Domyoji Tenmangu, located in Fujiidera city of Osaka, a large shinto shrine is well known for worshiping the deity of study. The shrine offers a panoramic scenary of beautiful plum blossoms.
Byodo-in Temple「平等院」, located in Uji city, Kyoto is a good example of Buddhist Pure Land architecture. The Phoenix Hall is featured on the back of 10 yen coin.
Ginkaku-ji Temple, the silver Pavilion, located at the end of the path of philosophy in Kyoto’s Higashiyama. The temple is famous for its unique dry sand garden.
Kennin-ji is of the best Zen Temple in Kyoto, located just south of Kyoto’s famous Gion geisha district. The temple has beautiful zen gardens and artworks.
Senko-ji, a small zen temple, located on the Arashiyama mountainside that offers a panoramic view of the city of Kyoto, and some peace and quiet.
In the Nanzen-ji Temple’s grounds, a few steps away from the Sanmon-gate is the Tenjuan. In Autumn, the garden is colored with brilliant red autumn leaves.
Nariai-ji Temple is located in Kyoto’s Miyazu area on the northen side of the Amanohashidate sandbar. Visitors can see the one of the best scenic views.
Shinnyo-do, located in Kyoto near Ginkaku-ji temple has a beautiful three-storied pagoda. The temple is a popular spot for cherry blossoms and autumn colors.
Yuki-Jinja, a quiet Momoyama-style shrine in moss-covered grounds, located in sacred Mt. Kurama on the north side of Kyoto. The Fire Festival is held on OCT 22.