Best Architectures In Kyoto-shi

Here're best Architectures in Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. We released a ranking of reviews about Architectures posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Kyoto-shi.

Best Architectures In Kyoto-shi [1-10]


Illuminated San-mon Gate And Yuzen-en Garden In Chion-in Shrine

Yuzen -en is composed by a garden drawing a spring from the mountain and a garden of Karesansui, which is called the most beautiful garden of Showa era. The garden looks deep green in the daytime, and becomes more moving at night illumination. Please check the schedule on HP.


Nanzen-ji Temple


Waterway Bridges In A Temple!? A Chain Of Retro & Beautiful Arches

Nanzen-ji Suiro-kaku is a part of Biwa Lake Canal to bring the water to Kyoto from Biwa Lake. The beautiful arched bridges built of bricks considered the temple scenery and were designed in Meiji Era. They bring the water now in active service.


A Path-Around-Pond Style Japanese Garden With Beautiful Reflections Of Fresh Greens

At South Garden (a path-around-pond style garden: people see the garden from the paths around the pond in the central of the garden) of Tenju-an in Nanzen-ji Temple, you can see the beautiful reflections of fresh greens on the pond. What's more, such as East Garden of beautiful white sands and moss, there're many things to see.


Toji Temple


A Simbol Of Kyoto Scene! Five-storied Pagoda Seen Beautiful From Any Directions And In Every Season

The 55 meters high five-storied pagoda can be seen from a distance, and it's popular enough to appear in many pictures as Kyoto scenery. The presence becomes bigger as you come closer. And with cherry blossoms in spring, fresh green in summer and colored leaves in automn, the harmonies with nature are lovely in all seasons.


Highest Wooden Five Storied Pagoda Of 55meters High

I could take a picture of elegant pagoda at twilight. But I think I could meet more beautiful scene at the season of cherry blossoms and its illumination event.


Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine


Best Season Has Just Started! Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine's Green Japanese Maple

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 'Momiji Garden' is well known as a beautiful place of scarlet maple leaves. There're about 350 trees of around 400 years old and the new green sceneries make people feel quiet and refreshed in May.


A Shrine Where Sugawara-no Michizame Are Enshrined

Sugawara-no Michizane is a god of study.


Kinkaku, Shining Beautifully For Pure Gold Leaf

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


Kinkaku Reflected On The Surface

The gold shining appearance of Rokuonnji Shariden 'Kinkaku' is loved by many people. Likewise, the reflected on the water surface is full of attractiveness.


Keage Incline


The World's Longest Incline Railroad Site You Can See The History After The Track

Keage Incline is the world's longest site of railroad track which has a total length of 582 meters. It was laid for ship service on the steep slope of a canal connecting Lake Biwa and Kyoto. In spring, cherry blossom 'Somei-yoshino' and fresh greens in summer make wonderful nature arch and would fascinated people.◎Keage Incline spreads widely, so it has different addresses as the place.


Discontinued Line In Winter

Many famous tourist spots become snow landscape in Kyoto. But, Keage Incline hardly ever be covered with snow, and its snow landscape can be seen only when it snows so much. So, I was very excited to be able to take this pictures.


Yasaka Pagoda (Hokan-ji Temple)


A Five Storied Pagoda As A symbol Of Tasteful Town, Higashiyama

A Tasteful town Higashiyama is featured by this five storied pagoda.


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.


An Elegant Bridge Palace, Taihei-kaku In Heian Jingu Shrine

A pond stroll style garden of 33000 ㎡ with beautiful seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms, sweet flag, colored leaves in autumn and so on. And it's divided into four areas. The elegant Taihei-kaku was rebuilt from Kyoto Imperial Palace and you can see around the pond from here.


A Stone Paved Slope 'Ninenzaka' With Many Tasteful Shops In Kyoto

There're tasteful houses standing along the slope, you can enjoy seeing the townscape of Kyoto just the same as you associate. Even Starbucks opens in Kyoto style. Now, this area is designated as Kyoto's important preservation district of historic buildings.


the Terminal KYOTO


The Typical Kyoto House! Wonderful Garden& Quiet Room For Tea

Although a casual outside appearance that we don't recognize and go past, it has a wonderful tea room in the depth. You can have a quiet and slow time with delicious tea & sweets. They open in the morning, but only a few people know it!◎They hold some events and workshops rather than tea, you can feel free to join them. This old house is preserved and used with least renovation, so it's a rare one among the houses in Kyoto city.