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Kyoto Travel Guide

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Touno Sekibutsu no Sato.  Pilgrimage to Sekibutsu.
Touno Sekibutsu no Sato. Pilgrimage to Sekibutsu.

What I appreciate about art, is the way an artist can take an image, consign it to memory, then, at a later date, reproduce the images onto whatever medium they desire.In this instance the artists are...

Daigo-ji Temple.
Daigo-ji Temple.

Daigo-ji Temple is the headquarters of the Daigo branch of the Shingon mission. It was built by a Buddhist monk, named Shobo Rigen Daishi, in 874.
Daigo-ji temple is situated at Mt Kasatori (Mt...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Chushojima - Kyoto, the Sake capitol of Japan
Chushojima - Kyoto, the Sake capitol of Japan

The Chushojima area of Kyoto is not written-up in many guide books, which is unfortunate, as this area has much to offer.
As the title of this guide says; Chushojima is the Sake capitol of...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Yamazaki - Kyoto.
Yamazaki - Kyoto.

On June 21st 1582, Akechi Mitsuhide, a retainer of Lord Oda Nobunaga, attacked Nobunaga as he rested and forced him to commit seppuku (a form of Japanese ritual suicide),in what came known as the...

The Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto
The Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto

The Philosopher's walk is a classic walk in Kyoto that connects several ancient temples via a meandering, paved trail. This attraction is highly recommended on any visit to Kyoto, as it combines...

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Fushimi-Inari - Kyoto
Fushimi-Inari - Kyoto

Dedicated to the gods of rice and business, Fushimi-Inari is the main shrine of more than 30,000 such shrines in Japan.
To ensure happiness and success in business, many companies and individuals...

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Gion (Geisha District) - Kyoto.
Gion (Geisha District) - Kyoto.

Each top tourist destination in the world has it's major attractions, where tourists by their thousands flock to experience what is on display.London has Buckingham Palace, where you can witness the...

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Kurama - Kyoto.
Kurama - Kyoto.

The Kurama/Kibune area has become a popular destination for visitors to Kyoto.

Set in the northern mountains, less than 1-hour from the city centre, this little rural village has a lot to offer for...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle

It was here,in 1867,in the Ninomaru Palace,where Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837 to 1913),the last Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, signed the declaration returning all authority to the Imperial...

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Castles of the Kansai Region.
Castles of the Kansai Region.

Dating from the Late 15th Century through to the early 16th Century, castle construction in Japan was at it's peak.They were built to guard important or strategic sites, such as ports,river-crossings...

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Best of Kyoto
Best of Kyoto

While the megalopolis of Tokyo catapults itself into the future, Kyoto—renowned for its temples, shrines, and vibrant geisha culture—has grown cautiously. The government banned rooftop and flashing...

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Highlights of Kyoto
Highlights of Kyoto

Using the city's bus system, this guide takes you to five of the city's most popular attractions: Nijo Castle, Kinkaku Temple, Ginkaku Temple, the Philosopher's Walk, and Kiyomizu Temple. Every stop...

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Arashiyama Walking Tour
Arashiyama Walking Tour

Using Kyoto's train system, you can hit the highlights in one of the city's most popular areas, Arashiyama. This tour includes the famous Togetsukyo Bridge, the ancient Horinji Temple, a stop in the...

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Higashiyama Walking Tour
Higashiyama Walking Tour

This guide starts you out at Kiyomizu Temple, the most popular tourist destination in all of Kyoto. After enjoying all that the Kiyomizu Temple grounds has to offer (which is quite a bit!) you are...

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Kyoto Family Fun
Kyoto Family Fun

Kyoto is a city full of ancient history and rich culture, and the city has gone to great lengths to keep it that way. Finding places to keep the kids occupied is a difficult task in Kyoto, but this...

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Southeast Kyoto
Southeast Kyoto

Using Kyoto's train system, you will be able to see several of Kyoto's most impressive sightseeing destinations. This trip includes ancient temples and shrines, their museums and gardens, and a...

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Perfect Day

I fell in love with Kyoto. (kyotogirl, Jul 17, 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes

Best Of

Explore Osaka and Kyoto in a week (Arvind M, Apr 29, 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Springtime Sakura (ccto, May 1, 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Recent Trip

Tokyo and Kyoto for Kids and Adults (foodie66, Mar 28, 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
Recent Japan Itinerary (Tunaidi, Sep 10, 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Japan Countryside in 12 days (Tracy H, Apr 13, 2013)
3.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote