Things to see in Kyoto

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Kyoto.
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  • If you come from Kyoto station, take the Keihan line train and get off at the second stop Fushimi Inari, it's 15 minutes. The Fushimi-Inari Shrine is the most impressive shrine out of the other 40,000 Shinto shrines in Japan. It has...
  • The photos are of the Japanese city of Kyoto where tradition mixes with exoticism and culture. The abundance of temples and manicured gardens should be mentioned. It differs significantly from cities like Tokyo, the cosmopolitan ca...
  • The Gion district is magical with its low wooden houses and its narrow streets preserve the classic Japanese style, as if he was still in its heyday, almost 300 years ago. Although the neighborhood has been around for 500 years (at ...
  • Bamboo is always impressive to see. It´s strange to see how such thin trunks can grow so high and hard. It´s really quite impressive. In fact in many areas of China scaffolds are made of bamboo. Imagine now a bamboo forest in all ...
  • Ryoan-ji Temple of the Peaceful Dragon is a Zen temple situated in the city of Kyoto, and was created by the school of the Rinzai Myoshinji. In this temple there is one of the Zen gardens which is one of the most famous gardens in J...
  • The Heian Jingu (平安 神宫) is one of the most popular Shinto temples of Kyoto, found facing the largest torii gate in the world. To give you an idea of ​​its size, I'll just say that it passes under a wide road with several lanes (you ...
  • The Nijo Castle was built in 1626 in kyoto and named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. The total area of ​​the castle of 275,000 square meters, of which 8,000 square meters are occupied by various buildings, the rest of its e...
  • It's a temple perched on the side of a mountain. It was first built in 798 but the buildings that are visited now have been reconstructed from 1633. It forms part of the Hosso Buddhist school and is one of Kyoto's most famous landma...
  • Go first thing in the morning to avoid people and enjoy the tranquility. We arrived at the gates of the temple Ginkaku-ji after going up a beautiful street full of shops that were beginning to open, known as the Silver Pavilion, it...
  • Like the walk along the river bank, I recommend going here at nightfall. For dinner, we discovered a small wooden bar with the typical curtains and lanterns, not on the pavement overlooking the river but on the other side. They have...
  • Kyoto is the home of the Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha), although they used to be all throughout Japan they originated in Kyoto (then the capital of the country) and where the most prestigious schools always were. Although it'...
  • Kyoto is the Japanese city that receives most tourism, both inside and out and, therefore, there are lots of souvenir shops. Although you can see these shops in any tourist city in the world Kyoto, I think, deserves special mention,...
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