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.

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 ...

Other
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

Kamikoma tea wholesale district

The town of Minamiyamashiro is known for its tea cultivation. About 40 tea wholesalers shops still l ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto Tea Country

Nagare Bridge (Kozuya Bridge)

This wooden bridge, which extends over the Kizugawa River, is one of the longest in Japan at 356.6m. ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto Tea Country

Joyo Shuzo

Founded in 1895, Joyo Shuzo produces sake and plum wine. The brewery's representative brand is its ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto Tea Country