Travel To Kyoto – Top 10 Best Places

Alright, so how far or deep you have to travel in order to see the exquisiteness of Kyoto? The answer is revealed in the list below which encompasses ten must-visit places with a short description attached to each attraction.

  1. Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) – Temple building covered in gold.
  2. Kiyomizudera – Temple famous for its large wooden terrace.
  3. Fushimi Inari Shrine – The ultimate torii gate experience.
  4. Sanjusangendo – Temple with 1001 human sized statues.
  5. Kokedera – Called moss temple because of its garden.
  6. Nijo Castle – Former Kyoto residence of the shogun.
  7. Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) – Beautiful temple not actually covered in silver.
  8. Arashiyama – Pleasant district at the outskirts of Kyoto.
  9. Katsura Villa – Imperial villa with stunning landscape garden.
  10. Shugakuin Villa – Imperial villa at the outskirts of Kyoto.

Kyoto flag

Kyoto flag

Kyoto map

Kyoto map

Kyoto map 2

Kyoto map 2

Bamboo forest walkway, Arashiyama district.

Bamboo forest walkway, Arashiyama district.

Daimon-ji Mountain during the fire festival.

Daimon-ji Mountain during the fire festival.

Decorations in river at Kibune.

Decorations in river at Kibune.

Food and crafts adorn every street during the Gion matsuri.

Food and crafts adorn every street during the Gion matsuri.

Kinkakuji Temple, Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion)

Kinkakuji Temple, Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion)

Kiyomizudera

Kiyomizudera

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

Paper lanterns light a wagon on the night before Gion Matsuri in Kyoto.

Paper lanterns light a wagon on the night before Gion Matsuri in Kyoto.

People having 'Hanami' cherry blossom party near Kamogawa River.

People having 'Hanami' cherry blossom party near Kamogawa River.

Tunnel of torii gates with inscriptions at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Tunnel of torii gates with inscriptions at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Sister cities of Kyoto

Sister cities of Kyoto


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