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kyoto >> Myoshinji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Myoshinji is a large temple complex in northwestern Kyoto which includes about 50 subtemples in addition to its main buildings. While a few of the temple halls can be entered, the majority of the subtemples are closed to the public. However, visitors are free to wander along the walking paths. In See more >> Kyoto Travel: myoshinji

japan >> Aoi Matsuri (Aoi Festival) (Kyoto Travel)

The Aoi Matsuri is one of Kyoto's three most famous festivals and takes place every May 15. The festival's main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period walk from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines. Aoi is Japanese See more >> Kyoto Travel: aoi
Ryoanji Temple

japan >> Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Originally an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose h See more >> Kyoto Travel: ryoanji

kyoto >> Daikakuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daikakuji is a large temple in the northern part of Kyoto's Sagano district. It was originally built in the early 800s as the detached palace of Emperor Saga, who thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this calm area on the outskirts of Kyoto. Thirty years after the emperor's death, the palace was co See more >> Kyoto Travel: daikaku

japan >> Hanatoro (Kyoto Travel)

Hanatoro , which means "flower and light road", is a set of illumination events that take place in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto in March and the Arashiyama district of Kyoto in December. During Hanatoro the streets are illuminated by thousands of lanterns set throughout popular areas combined See more >> Kyoto Travel: hanatouro

japan >> Jidai Matsuri (Jidai Festival) (Kyoto Travel)

The Jidai Matsuri is a festival that takes place every year on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. It consists of a large parade that travels from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine. Jidai Matsuri is Japanese for "Festival of Ages", and the participants of the parade are dress See more >> Kyoto Travel: jidai

japan >> Takao (Kyoto Travel)

Takao is a thinly populated, mountainous area with three historic temples along its forested valley, a one hour bus ride north of central Kyoto. Worth a visit at any time of the year, Takao becomes most popular during the autumn leaf season, which usually peaks around mid November. See more >> Kyoto Travel: takao
 Daitokuji Temple

kyoto >> Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daitokuji is a large walled temple complex in northern Kyoto and the head temple of the Rinzai sect's Daitokuji school of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The complex consists of nearly two dozen subtemples and is one of the best places in Japan to see a wide variety of Zen gardens and to experience Zen c See more >> Kyoto Travel: temple

kyoto >> Sagano Scenic Railway (Sagano Torokko or Sagano Romantic Train) (Kyoto Travel)

The Sagano Scenic Railway is a sightseeing train line that runs along the Hozugawa River between Arashiyama and Kameoka. Its charming, old fashioned trains wind their way through the mountains at a relatively slow pace, taking about 25 minutes to make the seven kilometer journey and giving passeng See more >> Kyoto Travel: romantic
 Hozugawa River Cruise

kyoto >> Hozugawa River Cruise (Kyoto Travel)

Hozugawa River Cruises are sightseeing boat rides down the Hozugawa River from Kameoka to Arashiyama. The cruises utilize traditional style, flat bottomed boats piloted by boatmen who guide the craft with oars and bamboo poles. The boats take about two hours to leisurely make their way down the See more >> Kyoto Travel: romantic

japan >> Enryakuji Temple (Mount Hieizan) (Kyoto Travel)

Located in Kyoto's eastern mountain range on Mount Hieizan , Enryakuji is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history and the headquarters of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism. Many influential monks studied at Enryakuji, including the founders of a number of later sects, such as See more >> Kyoto Travel: enryakuji

Toei >> Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Kyoto Studio Park) (Kyoto Travel)

The Toei Uzumasa Eigamura is a film set and theme park in one. Essentially a small town from the Edo Period, the park features a collection of various traditional buildings which are occasionally used as a backdrop for filming historical movies and television dramas. See more >> Kyoto Travel: Eigamura
Kibune a forested valley

kibune >> Kibune a forested valley (Kyoto Travel)

Kibune is a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, which developed around Kifune Shrine. According to legend, a goddess traveled in a boat from Osaka all the way up the river into the mountains north of Kyoto, and Kifune Shrine was built at the site where her bo See more >> Kyoto Travel: kyoto

kyoto >> Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Tenryuji is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism. See more >> Kyoto Travel: tenryu