Sightseeing Spots

There's more to the allure of Kyoto than just its historical treasures. You can also enjoy its diverse and stunning scenery: exquisite valleys whose appearance changes with each of the four seasons, lush green hillsides, beautiful seascapes, vibrant green tea fields, and traditional rural townscapes. Discover all of Kyoto's spectacular scenery that should be seen at least once in your life.
Kyoto Prefecture is divided into five areas, in each of which you can get to know a side of Kyoto that you never knew existed. You'll find Kyoto by the Sea facing the Sea of Japan; Woodland Kyoto, where you'll still find unspoilt Japanese landscapes; Kyoto Tea Country, with its beautiful rolling tea fields; Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove, which has many historical and cultural heritage sites; and cosmopolitan Kyoto City.

Akasaka-Imai Tomb

The Akasaka-Imai Tomb is the burial site of a powerful leader of an ancient kingdom of this area, hi ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto by the Sea

Myokian Temple

Myokian, located in the Otokuni Bamboo Grove area of Kyoto Prefecture, is the branch temple of the T ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Mt Tenno Hatatatematsu Observatory and Yamazaki Castle Ruins

Hatatatematsu Observatory and Yamazaki Castle Ruins are located on Mt Tenno in Oyamazaki City in "Ky ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Bamboo Museum (Kyoto City Rakusai Chikurin (Bamboo Forest) Park)

The Bamboo Musuem in Rakusai Chikurin (Bamboo Forest) Park is located in south west Kyoto city. The ...


Hoshakuji Temple

Hoshakuji Temple is located on the south side of Mt. Tenno (270m) near Oyamazaki Town on the border ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Otokuni-dera Temple

Otokunidera is said to have been built by Prince Shotoku and is the oldest temple in Nagaokakyo City ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Shoryuji Castle Park

Shoryuji Castle in Nagaokakyo City is a castle with an intriguing history. It was rebuilt in 1571 b ...

Historical Sites Parks & Nature
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Yoshimine-dera Temple

Yoshimine-dera Temple, located in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, is a Tendai Buddhist Temple and is the 20th te ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines

Kumano Shrine (Ayabe)

Kumano shrine near Ayabe in Kyoto prefecture has an air of mystery about it. The grounds includes a ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Kyoto by the Sea Woodland Kyoto

Shakuzen-ji Temple

Shakuzen-ji, located outskirts of Kameyoka city, is a temple of the Nishiyama Zenrinji School of the ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

Suntory Kyoto Brewery

Suntory Kyoto Brewery is Suntory's second brewery, opened in 1969 in Nagaokakyo City. Around 90% of ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Take-no-Michi (The Bamboo Path)

Bamboo shoots are one of Kyoto's specialty products, but the "Otokuni" area around Muko City and Nag ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove