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Shijo Bridge
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple
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#1 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Along the way you'll see thousands of torii gates and even more cemetery monuments and shrines framed by a backdrop of beautiful trees, foliage, and sometimes views of Kyoto.
Beautiful! my favorite temple! the colors and the view is all amazing!! is definitely a MUST if you go to Japan.
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple Higashiyama
#2 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The temple itself is awe inspiring and the main platform offers some great views of Kyoto and the surrounding area There's also an incredible cemetery that sits alongside the temple worth exploring.
Set on the green hills of Kyoto, the breathtaking view of the skyline, serenity of the forest, and the gorgeous temple and pagoda make this our most memorable Japanese temple.
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#3 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
One of the most incredible sights in Kyoto with gorgeous water features (Pavilion Pond, Carp Rock), beautiful gardens, an awesome Tea House and of course The Golden Pavilion with its three styles of architecture.
... - the serene lake with temple reflecting beautifully on the surface surrounded by a zen garden, perfectly manicured trees and grounds, koi fish swimming to and fro, tea in a forest, and Buddhist site for prayer.
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#4 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Really impressive... quite the best temple in Kyoto in my view, the prayer halls are just out of this world.. the gardens superb... luckily its a bit of a hidden gem as its a slightly off the beaten track and seem...
... has everything combined in one: beautiful gardens, a small pond/ lake, amazing architecture with 3 different temples inside, gods statues and a small resting room on a hill with great overlooking views of Kyoto.
Sanjusangendo Temple Higashiyama
#5 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
A hall of a thousand bigger than life statues a definite site to see, amazingly preserved and intricately beautiful statues.
This UNESCO heritage site is one of special interest if you can be there the Sunday (in mid January) when they commemorate the traditional archery contest through the one long back hallway, dating back centuries.
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#6 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
There was a little pond with Coy in it, and a nice little walkway that gave you a view over the roof to Kyoto city, and nice traditional sprawling indoor regions with panoramic views of the perfectly manicured gar...
First you visit an open hall with lovely floral painted fusuma doors, elegant paintings on the upper walls, and tatami mats on which you can sit and enjoy the view of part of the garden and pond.
#7 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Our group of 35 followed a guide on a circuit along paths and a stone-paved walk that brought us to various elevations for different views of the scenery, made even prettier by trees with leaves of red and gold.
The gardens are absolutely amazing...AMAZING.......spectacular..and so very soothing to the Spirit of the frenzied tourist whose plate overflows with must-see sights.
#8 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
It is an incredible garden (actually three very different gardens linked by paths) with wonderful views out over the countryside and back down to Kyoto.
The icing on the cake was the breathtaking view of the mountains and the surrounding landscape.
#9 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
I discovered Otagi while researching sites for a private tour of Kyoto and saw pictures of the charming stone statues, each face being unique, some happy, some sad, others contemplative.
It is far from all the hustles of the other tourist sights in Arashiyama however you can visit Adashino Nenbutsuji and Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street during your visit.
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#10 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Great views of the enormous roofs of this Zen temple can be seen from various angles.
The dragon mural was quite a site to behold, the monks were out and about the day we were there, and the water lilies were beautiful.
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#11 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
I really enjoyed my visit to this temple - the views as you walk around the house are beautiful and its much less crowded than many other sites around.
This is another huge and very beautiful temple in Kyoto, a World Heritage Site.
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#12 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
En route you’ll enjoy the view of Kamo river, takao river, the less touristy northern Part of Kyoto and Mt hiei.
You will walk through rural parts with amazing views.
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Mt. Kurama Sakyo
#13 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Kurama is a gorgeous temple up the mountain with a majestic view of the cedar forest at the top.
Beautiful views with a guide that knows the place, interesting spots, curiosities and information completed our journey through the mountain.
#14 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
As there are four sides to this building, there are four views--the initial view is the sand garden, large, slightly unconventional, with the largest rock formations representing the largest Zen temples in Japan.
Tofukuji temple is famous for its spectacular autumn colors, especially views from the Tsutenkyo Bridge (which is a 100-meter long covered walkway) to the valley of maple trees.
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#15 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
In the temple tatami room, enjoy your tea, the multiple garden views, a Buddhist altar, and Buddhist artwork.
#16 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Within the context of a city featuring an abundance of world- and national- heritage sites and seemingly countless ancient temples, Toji Temple sits comfortably as a Top 20 attraction within Kyoto.
However, this World Heritage Site is very impressive and highly recommended for its gardens, arts, pagoda, and the sculptures that really create a very mystic atmosphere.
#17 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
After 2+ years of living in Japan and my second trip to Kyoto, this remains my top temple to visit...definitely in top 5. Love the history, the garden, tea house, bamboo forest, views of Kyoto.....excellent.
... with its intricately designed patterns raked in the sand, beautifully tendered by the old gardeners , there are tea-houses , a pavilion,ponds and the corridor of the reclining Dragon to visit , a must see site ,
#18 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Starting with carefully raked white sand and ending with a japanese water garden, the carefully laid out path meanders through various gardens, up the hill with marvelous view of the city and the garden itself, an...
It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is also the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which is one of the World Heritage Sites.
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#19 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
We climbed up the gate to see breathtaking views over the city; walked in the lush garden around the pond (jaw-droppingly beautiful), and also visited the zen rock garden.
So many things to do, such as : 1. Enjoying the grandness of the Sanmon Gate (note you can climb up the said gate and enjoy the view, which is extremely breathtaking especially during autumn) 2. Enjoy the Zen Gard...
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#20 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Great shopping and restaurants 2. Fantastic view from the top 3. Illuminated steps with music (may be seasonable) 4. Musical fountains We loved it!
Most tourists from Japan and the rest of the world rightly visit Kyoto for its wonderful historical sights and traditions, However the station building is unmissable , it is truly fantastic which ironically cannot...
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#21 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
It's a very large and beautiful Zen temple, a World Heritage Site, with a huge Zen garden, prettiest in Autumn with colours of leaves.
About a 10 minute walk from Togetsu-Kyo bridge, separate fee for the temple and the garden, it's the most important site in Arashiyama area, you should visit both, partly for history and see the perfectly arrangem...
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Nijo-jo Castle Nakagyo
#22 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
In addition I recommend stopping by the teahouse where you can enjoy some delicious tea and cake while facing a gorgeous garden view complete with a stream (see photos!).
In Kyoto, the Nijo-Jo Castle was the 2nd landmark we chose to visit and enjoy the wonderful architecture of its buildings, the supreme design and tranquility of its gardens and in overall the permanent equilibrium...
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#23 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Because we were already in northern Kyoto on a Sunday, we decided to visit this much less frequented shrine, yet another Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto.
Kamigamo Shrine, located in the northern end of Kyoto, is one of the world heritage sites that the ancient capital has.
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#24 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Arashiyama offers the best of all worlds: a wonderful activity for the kids (the monkey park, which also offered a nice hike and great views of Kyoto), beautiful sight seeing opportunities (bamboo forest, temples)...
There is a forest trail with a beautiful lake on one side and a walkway on the other and a temple on top of a mountain, and across the river are world heritage sites full of temples and gardens and a street, with...
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#25 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
But unlike Kiyomizu-dera or Nijo Castle, each building in the shrine is small and doesn’t offer spectacular view.
This simple Shinto shrine is twin to the Kamigamo jinja and both are UNESCO world heritage sites.
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#26 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
For those who love nature must visit here more than any famous temple in Kyoto because there was natural walk way here like bamboo forest, swamp, cherry blossom tree (sakura) view on the season The temple was so p...
You can find your inner peace and enjoy the stunning views.
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#27 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Most tourists ignore this gem, which is incredibly beautiful during the cherry blossom season or momiji, autumn leaves season, during which many Japanese come to photograph It has a beautiful pagoda and views of K...
you can stroll through the garden leisurely, sip Jap tea and dessert & admire surrounding autumn colours without mass crowd blocking your view or path.
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#28 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The pond garden is only one of several on the site.
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#29 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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#30 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The most popular sights in Kyoto can be very busy (as our tour guide told us, Kyoto gets 50 million visitors a year).
Fantastic moss garden in tandem with other Arashiyama sites
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