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.

Kosho-ji Temple

This temple of the Soto Zen school of Buddhism was a training hall opened in Fukakusa (Fushimi) by t ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Joruri-ji Temple

Joruri-ji Temple, located in the "Kyoto Infused with Tea" region, is a temple of the Shingon Ritsu B ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Keihanna Commemorative Park

Keihanna Commemorative Park is 24.1 hectares in size, and commemorates the establishment of Keihanna ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Jizozen-in Temple

Standing on a hill and to the south of Tamatsuoka Shrine, Jizozen-in Temple offers a sweeping view o ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Omido Kannon-ji Temple

Omido Kannon-ji Temple is located in the “Infused with Tea” region of Kyoto in Kyotanabe City. The t ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Kaijusen-ji Temple

Legend has it that Fujioyama Kannonji Temple was founded in 735 when Emperor Shomu ordered a Buddhis ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Ikkyu-ji Temple

Ikkyu-ji Temple was restored under the order of Ikkyu Sojun, a Japanese Zen Buddhist priest, who is ...

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto Tea Country

Shokado Garden Art Museum

Shokado Garden Art Museum is associated with Shokado Shojo (1584-1639), who was a buddhist priest fr ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto Tea Country

Mt. Kasagi / Kasagi-yama Maple Park

Mt. Kasagi in Kasagi rises 288 meters about the south bank of the Kizu River. It is home to many str ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

Yodo River Park Sewaritei District

This park is located to the north of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station on the Keihan Line, just across G ...

Parks & Nature
Kyoto Tea Country

Uji River Islands Tonoshima & Tachibanajima

Tonoshima and Tachibanajima Islands are collectively called Nakanoshima (islands in the middle of th ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto Tea Country

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