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.

Asahiyaki Pottery

The pottery that is an Uji original comes from the Asahiyaki establishment on the eastern bank of th ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto Tea Country

Ide Machizukuri Center Tsubakizaka

This is a place for relaxation and refreshment along Yamashiro Kodo. Commonly known as "Tsubaki-zaka ...

Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto Tea Country

Tamatsuoka Shrine

This shrine was reportedly built as a clan temple by Tachibana no Moroe in 731. The precinct covere ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Taka Shrine

The Sacred Forest of Taka-Jinja Shrine has been selected as one of the 100 best scenic spots in Kyot ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Uji Bridge

This bridge was reportedly first built in 646 by Doto, who was a monk at the Gango-ji Temple in Nara ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Hashirii Mochi

This is an old store that was established over 250 years ago, and it is located in front of Ichi no ...

Other
Kyoto Tea Country

Historical Park of Tea and Uji Town (Chazuna)

If you want to learn about Uji tea and the culture and history of Uji, this is the place to start. ...

Museums Parks & Nature Workshops & Breweries
Kyoto Tea Country

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 ...

Other
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