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Tourist Spots in Kyoto City

  • 1,000 Years of Elegance–Enjoy Eternal Beauty to Your Heart’s Content–

    Kyoto, the 1,000 year old capital, is the ultimate stage alive with Japanese elegance. The essence of Japanese culture fostered by centuries of history is still pulsating in urban spaces. Ever since the Heian-kyo, ancient Kyoto days, Kyoto has always continued to be at the vanguard of Japan’s culture and arts.
    This international cultural tourist city – home to World Cultural Heritage shrines and temples and a castle – cannot but help to attract the heart of travelers from all over the world in search of Japanese beauty throughout the four seasons.

  • Kamigamo Jinja Shrine (World Cultural Heritage)

    Kamigamo Jinja Shrine (World Cultural Heritage)

    Kita Ward

    Located here in Japan’s ancient capital are many shrines and temples and a castle registered as World Cultural Heritages. Experience eternal history unfolding before your very eyes

    • address.339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita Ward, Kyoto City
    • open.April to October 8:00 to 17:00, November to March 8:30 to 17:00
    • tel.075-781-0011
    • visit website.
  • Arashiyama


    Ukyo Ward/Nishikyo Ward

    The Togetsu-kyo Bridge is colored with pink cherry blossoms in spring and tinted maple leaves in fall. This famous, popular sightseeing spot was also cherished by nobles in the Heian period (794 to 1185).

  • Nishijin-ori Kaikan textile center

    Nishijin-ori Kaikan textile center

    Kamigyo Ward

    This center puts on ‘kimono’ shows and displays valuable historical materials to publicize the charm of Nishijin-ori brocade.

    • address.Horikawa-dori, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City
    • open.9:00–17:00
    • holidayClosed at year end and New Year
    • tel.075-451-9231
    • visit website.
  • Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan ‘The Museum of Kyoto’

    Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan ‘The Museum of Kyoto’

    Nakagyo Ward

    This comprehensive cultural facility introduces the history and culture of Kyoto. The red-bricked annex building itself is an Important Cultural Property.

    • address.Sanjo Takakura, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City
    • open.10:00 to 19:30 *Special exhibition until 18:00, Fridays until 19:30 (Admission until 30 minutes prior)
    • holidayMonday, Year end and New Year
    • tel.075-222-0888
    • visit website.
  • Furitsu Shokubutsuen botanical gardens

    Furitsu Shokubutsuen botanical gardens

    Sakyo Ward

    These botanical gardens were opened in 1924. The expansive grounds here are home to a garden to show off Japan’s forest and plant life and a hothouse, for example.

    • address.Shimogamo Hangi Town, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
    • open.9:00 to 17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
    • holidayClosed at year end and New Year
    • tel.075-701-0141
    • visit website.
  • Fushimi Sakagura sake breweries

    Fushimi Sakagura sake breweries

    Fushimi Ward

    Fushimi is representative of Japanese sake. It is a popular sightseeing spot well-known for its scenic sake breweries and its association with the Restoration period at the end of the Edo period (1603 to 1868).

For more tourist information, refer to the →Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide