Most Beautiful Places In Kyoto Prefecture

Here're most beautiful places in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. There're many breathtaking views such as Jizoin Temple famous for its bamboo garden, and Enko-ji Temple like a piece of wonderful picture. Then, we selected most beautiful ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kyoto.

20 Most Beautiful Places In Kyoto Prefecture

Jizoin Temple

Greenery Of 600 Years History And 'Bamboo Temple' Jizo-in.

Jizo-in at Matsuo in Kyoto is called 'bamboo temple' and the precinct is tinged with green from now till summer. And a Japanese style Karesansui flat garden is worth seeing, which is a registered scenic spot in Kyoto.

Enko-ji Temple

Enko-ji Temple's Frame Garden As A Piece Of Picture

Enko-ji Temple was a school for development of education by Ieyasu Tokugawa. A wonderful Japanese garden covered with moss, 'Jyu-gyu no niwa' is like a picture by the temple pillars on all sides. The rich nature gives us a moment of relief.

Ruriko-in Temple

Ruriko-in Temple's Breathtaking Reflection Designed By Japanese Maple Leaves

A famous place for maple leaves viewing, Ruriko-in Temple has terms of special visiting for a few months in spring and autumn. You can see the beautiful green leaves in spring, and colorful ones in autumn. The reflections on the floor and desk is so wonderful!

Kitayama Yuzen Giku Flower Field

Purple Carpet! Rare Kind Of Purple Chrysanthemum Named 'Kitayama Yuzen Giku' Blooming Proudly In The Country

At Kuta area, deep in the mountain in Kyoto City, this purple chrysanthemum blooms in the middle of summer. People take care of this flower nicknamed 'Kitayama Yuzen Giku'. Now it became the popular summer scene of Kuta and the wonderful flower field entertains the people visit here.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

The Sanctuary Tunnel 'Senbon Torii' Made of Thousands of Shrine Gates

The Shrine Gates Tunnel is mystic and seems a road to another world. The sightseeing spot is one of the most popular ones in Japan among foreign tourists.

Toji Temple

Excellent With A Fivefold Pagoda! A Illuminated Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree

You can go to Toji Temple from the Kyoto station on foot. The fivefold pagoda is highest in Japan and a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Moreover, you can see a Shidare Zakura, a weeping cherry tree in spring. Illuminated cherry blossoms at night are very fantastic.

Kiyomizu Temple

A Blue Light Going Through The Sky

Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Nanatani River, Yawagagi-no Michi Street

Cherry Blossom Tunnel & Carpet With The Scenic Countryside Of Tamba Area

I was totally fasinated by the long line of trees and a tunnel of cherry blossom. For the good balance with calm scenery of a countruside and greens, you can enjoy the landscape you cannot see in cities.

Gregarious Japanese Irises

As Many As 1 Million Flowers Of Japanese Iris! Gregarious Place Located Calmly In A Country Of Headspring

Gregarious Japanese irises was unexpectedly found by a photographer a few years ago. At the time of full-bloom, the whole scenery even the face of a mountain is wrapped in a white world of Japanese irises.

Miyama Thatched Village (Kayabuki-no Sato)

Old And Good Countryside In Kyoto! 'Thatched Village' Leaves The Original Scenery Of Japan

Miyama in Kyoto, 'Thatched Village (Kayabuki-no Sato)' has old style houses with thatched roofs. The village with the remains of tasteful Japanese scenery is selected as the preserved district of important cultural buildings. Enjoy slow trip at the tasteful village in Kyoto.

Gioji Temple

A Convent Where 'A Tragedy Heroine' Gio Moved In

Gio-ji Temple is in Arashiyama, Kyoto. A dancer Gio lost a Taira-no-Kiyomori's favor and was turned out from Kyoto. She spent the rest of her life as a nun in this convent.

Mt.Nyoi-ga Dake (Daimon-ji Yama)

The Mountain '大' Of Daimon-ji Gozan Okuribi Is Nice For Hiking With A Superb View Of Kyoto

Mt. Daimonji, famous for the August festival 'Gozan Okuribi', is popular as an easy hiking spot. From 'hidoko' a fireplace, you can see the whole view of Kyoto, and it could make you feel refreshed!

Eikando Zenrin-ji

Autumn In Kyoto. Must Visit 'Japanese Scarlet Maple Leaves Of Eikando'

Japanese maple tree is called 'momiji'. In Kyoto, Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple is well known for its scarlet 'momiji'. You can have a feeling that impressive red and yellow fill up all of your sight.

Togetsu-kyo Bridge

With The Early Morning's Cool Air! The One & Only Beautiful Scene

In the cool air of the autumn early morning, walking on the bridge shining gold by the sun makes you feel going to the moon just like the bridge name. I think morning may be the best time for Kyoto's history.

Amanohashidate View Land

The 3 Best Sceneries in Japan, Amanohashidate as Hiryukan View

The 3 best sceneries in Japan, Amanohashidate view looks like dragon descending. But, if you look the view upside down, it looks like dragon ascending. So, the reverse view is called Hiryukan. See it among own legs. This detail is written at the link page.

Kinkakuji Temple

Kinkaku, Shining Beautifully For Pure Gold Leaf

A good sightseeing spot that you can appreciate the seasons and the history of Kyoto.

Tenryu Temple

Japan's First Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty 'Sogen-chi Garden'

Tenryuji-temple is famous for the beautiful Japanese garden. This garden is Japan's First Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty. And I always feel Japanese elegance from the garden with a pond in the center and Arashiyama in the background.

Heian Jingu Shrine

A Noble Vermilion Lacquered Shrine Built In Memory Of 1100 Years Since The Transfer To Heian

It's a relatively new shrine built in 1895, but became completely established as a symbol of Kyoto, and many people visit here. When you enter the large precinct, you may feel refreshed and purified.

Heiankyo

A Secret Spot In Saga! Splendid Weeping Cherry Blossom Trees Standing In A Grand Garden

During the period of opening to the public, anyone can enter for free. But it's a little known, so you can view the cherry blossoms leisurely. The well kept garden is refreshing, and lighten up weeping cherry blossom trees are worth seeing!

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