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Kyoto, an amazing city of tourism that Japan boasts to the world retains its history and cultures. Information on nearby areas and access to popular destinations.

Former Imperial Villa Nijō Castle

Former Imperial Villa Nijō Castle

Former Imperial Villa Nijō Castle is the World Cultural Heritage Site. This castle was the stage of the beginning and the end of Edo period. It is one of the few castles still retain its shape and it is located close to the town, making it popular among the locals. It is located near the Nijōjō-mae Station which is only one station away from our nearest Karasuma Oike Station.

Required time
Approximately 17-minute walk

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace with a long history retains its ancient imperial palace configuration. The current palace was constructed in 1855.
Shishinden and Otsune-goten Palace show the history of architectural styles post Heian period.

Required time
Approximately 15 minutes by bus and others

Gion

Gion

Gion is the main shopping and entertainment district of Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto. Gion developed as a monzen-machi (a town established around a prominent temple or shrine) of the Yasaka-jinja Shrine along Shijo-dori Street from the Kamo-gawa River to the Yasaka-jinja shrine on Higashi-Oji-dori Street. Well-known for their maiko (apprentice geisha.)

Required time
Approximately 20 minutes by bus and others

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple with a long history stands on the side of Mt. Otowa, one of the peaks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountain range.
The main hall has the famous large veranda at 18m high known as “the stage of Kiyomizu” which extends over the hillside overlooking the city of Kyoto.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located halfway mark of Mt. Otowa, 1km up the Kiyomizu-zaka street off Higashi-Oji-dori street. Kiyomizu-zaka street is filled with souvenir shops.

Required time
Approximately 25 minutes by bus and others

Arashiyama

Arashiyama

Arashiyama is a major tourism destination in Kyoto. Togetsu-kyo Bridge across Katsura-gawa River shows various natural expressions throughout the seasons captivating tourists.
Sagano is known for their bamboo forest path, Nonomiya Shrine, Jōjakkōji Temple and Tahōtō pagoda. The view in Sagano brings back the timeless scenery of an ancient city.

Required time
Approximately 50 minutes by bus and others

Kamo River

Kamo River

Kamo River flows from north to south through the city of Kyoto stretching 33km. In the summer, visitors enjoy nōryōyuka (breeze-enjoying floor), Kyoto’s summer tradition that dates back to Edo period. During the mid Edo period, approximately 400 river beds were said to have been built. Kamo River is in the urban city, yet keeps its serenity offering many gathering spaces and is a popular romantic dating spot where visitors enjoy the seasonal scenery of Kyoto.

Required time
Approximately 3-minute walk
392, Kakimotocho, Anekoji-sagaru, Rogaemachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8173
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