Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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6 reviews
A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples — Lonely Planet
Nijo Castle
9
City Center
5 reviews
The ceremonial rooms are embellished with paintings finished with gold, exemplary works of the Kano school, lavishly decorated coffered ceilings and superb tokonoma, altars which honour the ancestors. — Michelin Guide
Kyoto International Manga Museum
8
City Center
7 reviews
If you think manga (Japanese comics, or graphic novels) are just for kids, you'll come away with a whole different perspective after touring the largest manga museum. — Frommer's
Ginkakuji Temple
8
4 reviews
Breathtakingly modern though half a millennium old, its sculpted sand garden would transport anyone into a Zen state (if not for the crowds). — Concierge
Kyoto Imperial Palace
8
City Center
4 reviews
The present structure dates from 1855. It's hardly palatial, though fine in its way; the ingenious cypress-bark roof is particularly attractive. — Fodor's
Kodai-ji Temple
8
4 reviews
Kodai-ji, a temple founded in 1606 by the widow of a high-ranking nobleman, was partially destroyed by fire — Michelin Guide
Kyoto National Museum
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2 reviews
This museum displays sculpture, Japanese paintings, ceramics, clothing and kimono, lacquerware, metalworks, and other treasures, most of which were once in Kyoto's many temples. — Frommer's
Katsura Imperial Villa
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3 reviews
The harmony and beauty of Katsura Imperial Villa arises from its austere layout, which was to inspire Bauhaus architects as well as Le Corbusier. — Michelin Guide
Daitoku-ji Temple
8
Northern Kyoto
4 reviews
The riverside 685-year-old Zen monastery has 24 temples on the property. — Travel + Leisure
Gion
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Gion
3 reviews
Gion is the famous entertainment and geisha quarter on the eastern bank of the Kamo-gawa — Lonely Planet
Ryoanji Temple
8
Northern Kyoto
3 reviews
The solemn stones set into the sand at Ryoan-ji's rock garden has become one of Japan's quintessential images. — Fodor's
Koryu-ji Temple
8
Western Kyoto
2 reviews
One of Kyoto's oldest temples, Koryu-ji was founded in 622 by Kawakatsu Hata in memory of Prince Shotoku (572–621). — Fodor's
Kinkakuji Temple
8
Northern Kyoto
3 reviews
Possibly the world's most ostentatious retirement cottage, the magnificent gold-sheathed Kinkaku-ji was built by Shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (1358–1409). — Fodor's
Sanjusangendo Temple
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3 reviews
One of Kyoto's most awe-inspiring spectacles, this 400-foot-long hall holds 1,000 golden statues of the many-limbed Kannon. — Fodor's
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
7
Southern Kyoto
3 reviews
This shrine's thousands of red gates may well be the quintessential image of Japan — Fodor's
Nanzen-ji Temple
7
3 reviews
Nanzen-ji is an awesome sight, and has played a significant part in popularising Zen Buddhism in Kyoto — Time Out
Heian Shrine
7
City Center
3 reviews
The massive vermilion torii gate of Heian Jingu is one of Kyoto's best-known symbols. — Fodor's
Tofuku-ji Temple
7
Southern Kyoto
2 reviews
The immense Sanmon Gate at the west entrance of Tofuku-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple, is the oldest gate in Japan and one of three approaches to this medieval complex of 24 temples — Fodor's
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
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2 reviews
Facing the Higashiyama range, this imperial residence built in the 16C on the site of the Shugaku temple is made up of numerous villas and teahouses — Michelin Guide
Raku Museum
7
Nishijin District
2 reviews
This Museum was opened in 1978 by the 14th generation of the Raku family, a long line of ceramic artists — Michelin Guide
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