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.

Hozukyo Gorge

The Hozukyo Gorge, which stretches from the Hozu Bridge area in Kameoka City to Arashiyama's Togetsu ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Woodland Kyoto

Omoto Headquarters (Ruins of Tamba Kameyama Castle)

In 1577, the samurai Akechi Mitsuhide, known as the assassin of warlord Oda Nobunaga, built a castle ...

Historical Sites Museums
Woodland Kyoto

Ono Dam Park

Ono Dam Park, located in Nantan City in Woodland Kyoto, is located on the shores of Ono Dam Lake. Su ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Woodland Kyoto

Oi-gawa River Dike

Of the Yoshino cherry trees that line the right-hand bank of the Oi-gawa River for about 300 meters, ...

Parks & Nature Scenic Spots
Woodland Kyoto

Ryotan-ji Temple

Ryotan-ji Temple has long been visited by worshippers who believe in the temple's ability to heal wo ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

Kuwata-jinja Shrine

Kuwata-jinja Shrine in located in Yamamoto, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture. It was listed in the gov ...

Scenic Spots Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

Hojo-ji Temple

Hojo-ji Temple is located in the Woodland Kyoto area of Kyoto Prefecture near the border with Osaka ...

Historical Sites Scenic Spots Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

Jinzo-ji Temple

Located in Kameoka City, in the Woodland Kyoto area, Jinzo-ji Temple is a temple belonging to the My ...

Historical Sites Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

Saiko-ji Temple

The historic temple of Saiko-ji, located in Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture, was founded in the year 7 ...

Temples & Shrines
Woodland Kyoto

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