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.

Byodo-in Temple

Byodo-in Temple, which shows the historical glory of the Fujiwara clan, was once a villa on the west ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Hanayagi Farm

Opened in 2003 in the south of Kyoto Prefecture, Hanayagi Farm is a place where you can pick your ow ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Juho-ji Temple

Thought to have been established in 704, Juho-ji Temple is situated in Kyotanabe City. In the main s ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Hiko Shrine

Yawata City's Hiko Shrine was built by aviation pioneer Chuhachi Ninomiya in 1915, on land where he ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Shoju-in Temple

Located in Ujitawara in Kyoto, Shoju-in Temple was built around 800 years ago, and belongs to the Ko ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Mimuroto-ji Temple

Mimuroto-ji Temple is known for its spectacular gardens, and it is sometimes called the "Temple of F ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Gansen-ji Temple

Gansen-ji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Kamo-cho, part of Kizugawa City in the sou ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Jinno-ji Temple

This temple was established by the monk Gyokyo, who is said to have transferred a spirit seperated f ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Cherry Blossoms Along the Maekawa Embankment

The Maekawa Embankment in Higashi-imoarai is famous for its cherry blossoms, mainly of the Yoshino c ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

The Tale of Genji Museum,Uji City

Known as a masterpiece in classical Japanese literature, "The Tale of Genji" tells the story of an e ...

Museums
Kyoto Tea Country

Shoho-ji Temple (Wazuka-cho)

The temple is believed to have been established by the monk Gyoki in order to console the spirit of ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Jindo-ji Temple

Jindo-ji Temple, which is nestled quietly in the mountains, grew to prosperity as a base for mountai ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country