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.

Mt. Kabutoyama Observatory Deck

Mt. Kabutoyama s a 191.7 m tall mountain that overlooks Kumihama Bay. The rounded shape of the mount ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Maizuru Red Brick Park

The red brick warehouses of Maizuru Red Brick Park in Kitasui District, Maizuru City, when used as s ...

Historical Sites Museums Parks & Nature
Kyoto by the Sea

Sodeshi Rice Terraces

Sodeshi Village of Tango-cho, Kyotango City, is located on the northernmost peninsula in the Kinki a ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Tateiwa (Standing) Rock

Tateiwa (pronounced Tateh-Ihwa) Rock is a part of Japan's San'in Coast Geopark. It is located on Noc ...

Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Yoshiwara

The Yoshiwara area of Maizuru City is about 1.7 kilometers from the nearest railway station, JR Nish ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots
Kyoto by the Sea

Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum

After the end of the Second World War, the Port of Maizuru was designated by the government as one o ...

Museums
Kyoto by the Sea

The Inaba Merchant’s House

The Inaba family are decendents of a subordinate of 14th century warlord Oda Nobunaga. They became r ...

Historical Sites
Kyoto by the Sea

Kotohikihama Beach

Kotohikihama Kakezu Beach in Amino-cho, Kyotango City is a scenic beach with white sand and pine tre ...

Beaches
Kyoto by the Sea

Shotenkyo Kazuranohama Beach

Shotenkyo Kazuranohama Beach is located in Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City. It is one of the longest bea ...

Beaches
Kyoto by the Sea

Hatchohama Beach

Hatchohama Beach is located in Amino-cho, Kyotango City. It is a shallow and beautiful beach with cr ...

Beaches
Kyoto by the Sea

Hamazume Yuhigaura Beach

Located in Kyoto Prefecture's Kyotango City, Hamazume Yuhigaura Beach is a long beach stretching 8 k ...

Beaches
Kyoto by the Sea

Kotohira-jinja Shrine

Autumn leaves can be seen in the precincts of Kotohira-jinja Shrine.

Temples & Shrines
Kyoto by the Sea