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.

Amagase Dam

This multipurpose dam was completed in 1964 with the aims of flood control, electricity production, ...

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Kyoto Tea Country

Tsuen Chaya Tea house

This long-standing shop was built in 1160, and it is said to have been visited by such historical fi ...

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Kyoto Tea Country

Scenery in Central Uji

Along Uji-bashi Street, the homes of tea masters have stood since the Sengoku (Warring States) perio ...

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Uji Shrine

Standing on the banks of the Uji River, Uji Shrine is said to have been built in the Heian Period (7 ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Ujigami Shrine

The main hall, said to be the oldest extant example of Shinto architecture, was built during the Hei ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Obaku-san Manpuku-ji Temple

Obaku-san Manpuku-ji is the head temple of the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism. It was founded in 1661 ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Uji City Botanical Park

Opened in October 1996, Uji City Botanical Park has land 10 hectares large, rich in undulation, and ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Takayama Dam

Enjoy driving and hiking while viewing a row of cherry trees.

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Yamashiro Forest Park

This forest park is blessed with abundant nature in all seasons, but offers especially beautiful spo ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Aodani Plum Grove

Commanding a distant view of the holy mountain Jubo, the Aodani Plum Grove spreads out over the gent ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Eshin-in Temple

Eshin-in Temple is also known as the "Temple of Flowers," and in spring and autumn, the garden becom ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Kasagi Camping Ground

Kasagi Campground is located in southern Kyoto prefecture along the Kizu River. The campground has o ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country