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Kinkakuji Temple
With Mt. Kinugasayama for scenery, Kinkakuji Temple is the epitome of the sparkling gold Kitayama culture. In 1397 a villa was built by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 3rd generation of the Ashikaga Shogunate. The 3-storied golden villa faces Kyokochi (a mirror pond), showing its glittering gold leaf pasted form. The garden is a noted strolling-type garden. Kinkakuji Temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Kinkakuji Temple
1, Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
9am-5pm
Open 365 days a year
400 yen http://www.shokoku-ji.or.jp/kinkakuji/ (Japanese version only)
075-461-0013 -
Ryoanji Temple
Ryoanji Temple is famous for its rock garden. The rock garden is to the south of the superior's chamber and is a flat rectangular garden sprinkled with white sand surrounded by an aburadobei wall (earthen wall waterproofed with oil). Placed on the white sand are 15 rocks in groups and fringed lightly with green moss. Ryoanji Temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Ryoanji Temple
13, Ryoanji-Goryonoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
8am-5pm (Mar.-Nov.), 8.30am-4.30pm (Dec.-Feb.)
Open 365 days a year
500 yen http://www.ryoanji.jp/
075-463-2216 075-463-2218
Ninnaji Temple
Ninnaji Temple is the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. It is also known as the Omuro Palace. The commanding appearance of the double Deva Kings (guardian gods of the temple gate), conveys the statues of the temple. The Main Hall (Kon-do) is a national treasure and radiates courtly elegance. Omuro Cherry Blossoms are well-known. Ninnaji also holds a variety of important cuitural properties and national treasures. The temple is registered as a Worid Cuitural Heritage Site.
Ninnaji Temple
Omuro-Ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-5pm (Mar.-Nov.), 9am-4.30pm (Dec.-Feb.) (Admission is permitted until 30 minutes before closing time)
Open 365 days a year
500 yen http://ninnaji.jp/
075-461-1155 075-464-4070
Tenryuji Temple
Constructed in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji, Tenryuji Temple is the Head Temple of the Buddhist Tenryuji school of the Rinzai sect. The rear of the Priests' Chamber skillfully takes in the natural scenery of Mt. Arashiyama and Mt. Kameyama, and there is a strolling-type garden centered around Sogen Pond. On the ceiling of the Hodo (teaching hall) is painted a figure of a Cloud Dragon. The Temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Tenryuji Temple
Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
8.30am-5.30pm (Mar.21-Oct.20), 8.30am-5pm (Oct.21-Mar.20)
Open 365 days a year
600 yen -
075-881-1235 075-864-2424
Daikakuji Temple
During the Edo Era Daikakuji Temple was called Saga Palace. The Palace style construction is linked by corridors. There are many precious cultural relics such as fusuma (sliding door) paintings and wall paintings. In autumn the Saga chrysanthemum blooms on display in the precincts.
Daikakuji Temple
Saga-Osawa-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-4.30pm
Open 365 days a year
500 yen http://www.daikakuji.or.jp/
075-871-0071 075-871-0055
Osawanoike Pond
A famous place from ancient times. Even now during the harvest moon in the middle of autumn, lanterns are floated in the pond under the auspices of twilight moon watching.
Osawanoike Pond
Saga-Osawa-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-5pm
Open 365 days a year
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Togetsukyo Bridge
The neighborhood of Togetsukyo Bridge crossing Oigawa River consists of Nakanoshima Park, Kameyama Park and Rinsenji Temple. It is a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Togetsu Bridge is the symbol of Mt. Arashiyama. It was named "Togetsu" (Moon Crossing Bridge) as its graceful image looks like a figure crossing the moon.
Togetsukyo Bridge
Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple
The base of Mt. Ogurayama is called Adashino (Field of Sorrow), and was the burial ground of the dead. The temple was begun when the priest Kukai (Great Priest Kobo) constructed it in order to intern the unclaimed deceased. Collecting the stone Buddhas and tombstones that were scattered around Adashino, there are approximately 8,000 pieces.
Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple
Saga-Toriimoto-Adasino-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-3.30pm (Depends on season)
Open 365 days a year
500 yen http://www.nenbutsuji.jp/ (Japanese version only)
075-861-2221 075-881-9800
Down Hozu River
Floating down the Hozugawa River from Hozuhashi Bridge in Kameoka to Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama in a small boat - It's only 16km, but the view of the ravine is amazing. Winding through the mountains covered in beautiful Kitayama cedar, you can admire cherry blossoms in spring and red autumn leaves. Depending upon the weather and water levels, there may be cancellations so it is important to check on the day. The Hozugawa-kudari (Hozugawa River Boat Ride) won one star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
(Hozugawa Yusen Sightseeing Boat Association 0771-22-5846)
Hozugawa River
2 Shimonakajima, Hozu-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture (Hozugawa Pleasure Boat Association)
9am-3.30pm (Mon.-Fri.), Indeterminate until 3.30pm (Sat. Sun. Hol.) (Mar.10-Nov.30), 10am-2.30pm (Dec.1-Mar.9)
Dec.29-Jan.4, Sep. 11, 2013 (due to safety inspection)
Children (4 years - Elementary school student): 2500 yen
Adults: 3900 yen
http://www.hozugawakudari.jp/
0771-22-5846 0771-25-1550
Torocco Railway Train
The Torocco Railway is the former main line of Japan Railways Sanin Line. It takes about 25 minutes from Sagano Station to Arashiyama Station and passes through Hozukyo Station on its way to Kameoka Station. You can enjoy the bamboo grove of Sagano and the beautiful Hozukyo valley as a round trip combining the Torocco and a boat along the Hozugawa River is well worth the time and effort.
Torocco Railway Train
Saga-Tenryuji-kurumamichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto (Sagano-kanko-tetsudo K.K)
Depends on station
Every Wed. (Mar.1-Dec.29, except the spring holiday in Mar., Apr.29-May5, Jul.21-Aug.31, mid-Oct.-mid-Dec.), Dec.30-Feb.28
600 yen http://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/
075-861-7444 075-864-2899
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is both a theme park and a functioning film studio. Here visitors can enjoy various attractions, dress up as a samurai, ninja or geisha, see exciting shows, walk around an open set and learn about Japanese filmmaking. New additions to the park include the Ninja Mystery House, Toei Anime Museum, Ukiyo-e Woodcut Print Museum, Haunted House, 3D 360. Theater, Amazing Maze, Trick Art Museum and Ninja Training Dojo.
Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura (Film Village)
10, Higashi Hachioka-cho, Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-5pm (Weekdays) (Mar. – Jul. and Sep.), (Every day)(Oct. and Nov.)
9am-6pm (Sat. Sun. Public holidays) (Mar.-Jul.), (Every day in August)
9.30am-4.30pm (Weekdays) (Dec.-Feb.)
9.30am-5pm (Sat. Sun. Public holidays) (Dec.-Feb.)
Jan.17-21
2200 yen http://www.toei-eigamura.com/
075-864-7716 075-864-7776
Jingoji Temple (Temple of Holy Protection)
Jingoji Temple is a mountain temple rising above the slopes of Mt. Takao. Crossing the vermillion bridge over the Kiyotaki River, as you reach the top of the steep stone stairs in front of your eyes is the Deva Gate (guardian of the temple gate). It is famous for autumn leaves which dye the whole mountain red. There you can enjoy kawarake-nage (throwing earthenware).e weeping cherry trees, iris, water lilies and hagi (bush clover).
Jingoji Temple (Temple of Holy Protection)
5, Umegahata-Takao-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
9am-4pm
Open 365 days a year
400 yen -
075-861-1769 075-862-0354
Kozanji Temple
Kozanji Temple is a temple on Mt. Togano. The temple treasures include the picture scrolls "Choju Giga" (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals) said to be the work of Priest Toba Sojo. Surrounded by greenery, the atmosphere of a Sansui picture can be enjoyed. The temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Kozanji Temple
Umegahata-Toganoo-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
8.30am-5pm
Open 365 days a year
600 yen, Depends on season -
075-861-4204 075-865-1848
Saihoji Temple
Saihoji is often referred to as the Kokedera or Moss Temple due to its very famous and very beautiful moss garden. Originally founded in 731, the moss gardens only evolved much later yet remain the focal point of this temple today. Other forms of garden occupying the grounds include a dry rock garden and a landscaped garden with a pond - ideal for taking a stroll around.
Prior to viewing, application by return address post card is a necessity.
The temple is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Saihoji Temple
56, Matsuo-Jingatani-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
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By Appointment Only
3000 yen or more -
075-391-3631 -
Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa
The synthesized art of the garden and building of Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa are widely commented on. Around the centre is prepared the Shinjiike Pond which draws water from the Katsuragawa River, and by the ridge of the pond are arranged 7 tea rooms including the study. Each room is called upon with a different elegance. To view, you must submit a visit application to the Imperial Household Agency.
(Imperial Household Agency Kyoto Office Visit Clerk 075-211-1215)
Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa
Katsura-Misono, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
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By Appointment Only
Free http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/ (Japanese version only)
075-211-1215 (Imperial Household Agency) -
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