Kyoto's spring and autumn are extremely pleasant and beautiful, and while summer and winter weather is severe. However, the fire-festivals in summer or the snow scenery of the temple’s garden etc is mysterious. Regardless of the four seasons, please enjoy Kyoto sightseeing.
Kyoto, former capital of Japan and home to 1,200 years of history and culture, is also known as the “venture capital” in view of the many venture companies the area has spawned. The accumulation of traditional industry, strong spirit of independence and respect for tradition counterbalanced by progressiveness have made Kyoto home to many companies which have subsequently grown into world-leading companies. It is charm of Kyoto that you can see both old and modern buildings or cultures etc.
Popular shrines and temples & Highlight in Kyoto
The 1001 Kannon statues are must-see, and there is a national treasure in the 5m interval.
There is a prayer candle in the main hall and you can make your wish come true.
2. To-ji Temple
A World Heritage Site with a history of 1200 years, with the symbol of Japan's tallest five storied pagoda.
We open the gate early in the morning.
Blue maple leaves in early summer and beautiful autumn leaves in autumn are famous.
Beyond the "Tsutenkyo bridge" is the Kaisan-do Hall, which features a tower on the roof.
The torii gate that is lined with about 10000 is truly amazing! It is the main shrine of Inari Shrine and is now the first popular tourist spot.
5. Kennin-ji Temple
The National Treasure "Fujin Raijin" (Wind God and Thunder God), the powerful' Twin Dragons', and the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto City are truly amazing!
6. Yasaka-jinja Shrine
The god of marriage, a popular spot for spot for sightseeing in Gion with a nice illumination.
7. Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Admission at night is mandatory! A popular spot for souvenir shops. Sunrise is the must-see Kyoto.
Not only in autumn, but also in early summer, the blue autumn leaves are wonderful. It is a quiet little-known spot.
The maple leaves are a must-see! The slow Kyoto-like time is flowing now.
9. Nanzen-ji Temple
The contrast between temples and Roman style Suirokaku Water Bridge is attractive.
The National Treasure National Treasure Garden are not only magnificent leaves, but also the blue autumn leaves in early summer are wonderful spots.
A famous spot for maple leaves! Except for autumn, however, you can enjoy a relaxing time and the scenery from the garden scenery from the garden. The Mikaeri Amida is a must-see.
The Mikaeri Amida is a must-see.
11. Nijo-jo Castle
The Tokugawa Castle that has seen the history and the World Heritage Site that is the stage of Taisei Hokan (transfer of power back to the Emperor) as well as the cherry blossom viewing spot is a must-see.
12. Kyoto Imperial Palace
The residence of the successive Emperors, the main hall with high status and the garden that blooms in each of the four seasons, and the Imperial Palace becomes more gorgeous with the cherry blossoms in full bloom and autumn leaves.
If you avoid the crowd and take your time to walk around the World Heritage Gardens, you can enjoy a relaxing time like Kyoto. One of the 3 great gates, the "Niomon" is also a must-see.
14. Ryoan-ji Temple
The World Heritage Site is a dry landscape rock garden that attracts people all over the world. Zen temple of Myoshin-ji school of Rinzai sect is very popular among foreigners.
15. Kifune-jinja Shrine
The stream of Seiryo-gawa River, which is the spiritual power spot of Suijin, soothes the heart. It is a tasteful area with riverbed dishes in summer and maple light up in autumn.
16. Tenryu-ji Temple
The breathtaking garden is a must-see! The contrast between trees, water and the precincts is a World Heritage site.
17. Togetsukyo Bridge
The view from Togetsukyo Bridge, which leads to Arashiyama, is a dynamic landscape with the brilliant water and the colored leaves.
Popular Places for Kyoto travel (Click each eria of kyoto)
2 imperials (Gosyo, Sento) & 2 villas (Katsura, Syugakuin)
Name: Nobuaki Nagata
Government licensed guide/ English-speaking taxi driver
Cert. No. Kyoto EN00383