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.

Michi no Eki Ocha no Kyoto Minamiyamashiro Village

At this "michi-no-eki" rest stop, you'll find a compendium of the everyday in Minamiyamashiro Villag ...

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Kyoto Tea Country

Dosenbo Tea Fields

Located on a mountain plateau at an elevation of 500m, Dosenbo was a community whose land was reclai ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Ishitera Tea Fields

These tea fields, known as the first scenic property designated by Kyoto Prefecture, are also regist ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Kasagi-dera Temple

During the Nara period (710-794), the Emperor Tenmu was once hunting on Mt. Kasagi, and as he reache ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Zenjo-ji Temple

This temple was opened about 1,000 years ago by Heiso, a monk from Nara's famous Todai-ji Temple. Nu ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Birthplace of Nagatani Souen

This is the birthplace of Nagatani Souen (reconstructed in 1960), who built the foundations of Japan ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto Tea Country

Taisho Pond Green Park

Registered as a scenic asset by Kyoto Prefecture, Taisho Pond is surrounded by quiet greenery, and i ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Mt. Mantoro Observatory

The Yamashiro Basin developed around the Kizugawa River as a flourishing agricultural community supp ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Cherry Blossoms Along the Tamagawa River

The Tamagawa River, which was selected as one of the "Heisei Era's Famous 100 Springs," has appeared ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Machi-no-Eki Cross Peer Kumiyama

The machi-no-eki town center includes a bus terminal, local vegetables and more for sale, bicycle re ...

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Kyoto Tea Country

Former Yamada Family Residence

The Yamada Family were leaders of a collective of 13 villages in the Edo period (1603-1868) and were ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto Tea Country

Kaniman-ji Temple

Formerly known as Kabata-ji Temple, Kaniman-ji Temple was built at the end of the Hakuho era (645-71 ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country