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.

Choan-ji Temple

Choan-ji Temple is said to have been founded in accordance with the imperial command of Prince Marok ...

Temples & Shrines
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Fukuchiyama Castle

Before Fukuchiyama Castle, there was Yokoyama Castle, a fortress of the Yokoyama, the local ruling f ...

Historical Sites
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Kurotani District

Kurotani washi paper is a tradition that has been protected for 800 years, and is also designated an ...

Historical Sites Workshops & Breweries
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Kewara District

In the Kewara District in Oe-cho, Fukuchiyama City, a large number of rice paddies of various sizes ...

Scenic Spots Workshops & Breweries
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Yakuno Highland

The Yakuno Highland, located in Yakuno-cho, Fukuchiyama City in the northwest of Kyoto Prefecture, i ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
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Fringed Iris & Oriental Paperbush Meadow

Oitomi is a town in Ayabe City in the north of Kyoto Prefecture, where there's a forest with dense f ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
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Wachi Wildflower Forest

This park makes use of the natural environment as-is across its area of 12 hectares. There are 900 d ...

Museums Parks & Nature
Woodland Kyoto

Fusai-ji Temple

Surrounded by its Main Hall, temple kitchen, and temple gate, the grounds at Fusai-ji are quiet and ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots Temples & Shrines
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Wachi River Terrace

The district of Wachi in the town of Kyotamba is home to some incredible river terrace scenery, wher ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
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Old Shitsumi Elementary School

The former Shitsumi Elementary School closed in March, 2011. The building is now being re-used, wit ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots
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Hiyoshi Dam

Boasting a size that's the largest in the Kinki region, Hiyoshi Dam was the first dam opened in Japa ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Woodland Kyoto

The Fog Terrace

The "Tamba Fog" that appears across the Kameoka Basin from autumn to spring is a unique sight for wh ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Woodland Kyoto