Best Tourist Spots Except For Temples In Kyoto

Here're best tourist spots to go except for temples or shrines in Kyoto. We selected the top ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kyoto, and released the ranking, including Miyama Thatched Village and Boathouses In Ine.

Best Tourist Spots Except For Temples In Kyoto [1-10]

1Nanatani 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.◎A famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tamba area. As long as 1km, and 1500 cherry trees. At Sakura Park nearby, there're 28 kinds and 280 trees of cherry blossom.

2Late Sunflower In Oharano

An Autumn Event! Red & Yellow Sunflowers In The Autumn Sky

This sunflower field reaches its best season in September every year. Under the high blue sky in autumn, 15000 sunflowers including rare red ones swing in the breeze. Many people visit here to see the beautiful scenery of the sky, sunflowers, mountains and rice fields.◎This is 5th year of the field where the sunflowers are planted later to enjoy them during September. It has become popular year after year. On September 17th, flowering event is going to be held.

3Gregarious 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.◎One report says there're as many as 4 million flowers there. The best season to see is May. During the period, a rest place is prepared. Parking lot is free.

4Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Sake Attractions At Its Brewers In Fushimi, Kyoto

Fushimi, Kyoto is a town of sake brewers since the old times. A museum of Gekkeikan, a famous brewer, you can learn about sake making and drink spring water used as an important stuff. What's more, you can taste sake and get souvenirs, sake loving people must be excited!◎Open: 9:30-16:30 Entrance fee: 300yen People more then 20 years old can get Junmai Sake 180ml as a souvenir.

5Kitayama 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.

6Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

Jikkoku-bune Boat Going Slowly Between The Full-bloom Cherry Blossoms & Willow Trees

From the end of May, the cruise of Jikkoku-bune Boat start at Fushimi in Kyoto. You can enjoy the seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms and willow trees, and the tasteful townscape of Fushimi.

7Gyoja-bashi Bridge

A Tasteful Bridge Often Used For TV Drama Scene

It's very instagenic for you to wear kimono and walk across the bridge! I like the beautiful willow tree season from the early summer to autumn!

8Kanabiki Waterfall

Easy Access Waterfall With A Power To Heal Us

Though even the beginner can access easily to Kanabiki Waterfall, it must make you impressed! The collaboration of fresh greens and the waterfall is, for sure, Instagenic!

9Boathouses In Ine

First Floor Is A Port And The Second A House!? Funaya Houses Standing In A Line On Ine Bay

In Tango Peninsula, the northernmost of Kyoto, Ine-cho is selected as a reserve for important cultural buildings. Many people visit here to see the town scenery living with the sea that I can't expect at all.

10Kyoto Aquarium

Jellyfish Fans Shouldn't Miss! An Interactive Art Of Kyoto Aquarium

A lots of jellyfish appeared in aromatic and dark room create a very fantasy world with unexpected light effects. How about being healed by the swinging jellyfish in this winter?