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

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

Barazushi

Tango barazushi is a local delicacy of the Tango Region. It is a kind of chirashizushi, which is a r ...

Other
Kyoto by the Sea

UNESCO San’in Kaigan Global Geopark

Stretching from Kyoto through northern Hyogo, Tottori, and parts of Shimane Prefectures, this UNESCO ...

Beaches Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Takeno Sake Brewery

A family-run operation in its 6th generation, the head brewer at Takeno Sake Brewery has a chemistry ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto by the Sea

Kinoshita Sake Brewery

Founded in 1842, Kinoshita Sake Brewery is known for their Tamagawa sake brand. Immediately after ta ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto by the Sea

Ine Buri Shabu

The historic town of Ine, with its 230 boat houses lining the bay, is not only recognized as one of ...

Other
Kyoto by the Sea

Mukai Sake Brewery

Founded in 1754, Mukai Sake Brewery is a small sake brewery with an annual production of about 5 mil ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto by the Sea

Nii Rice Terraces

The Nii Rice Terraces are an iconic feature of one of Japan's most famous towns, Ine. Ine is renowne ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Yosamusume Sake Brewery

Since its founding in 1887, Yosamusume Sake Brewery has made use of the underground water of the Oey ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto by the Sea

Taki Thousand Year Camellia

Hidden away at the end of a logging road in Yosano, this camellia tree is about 1,000 years old, mak ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Former Bito Family Residence

This building was rebuilt in 1863 as a raw chirimen silk (high quality textured silk) merchant's hou ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto by the Sea