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左京区の観光地一覧 List of tourist spots in Sakyo-ku


曼殊院門跡Manshuin Monzeki

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Manshuin Monzeki is a temple in Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The autumnal leaves and Kirishima azaleas are famous.


哲学の道Philosopher's Walk

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There is a cherry blossom row called "Kansetsu Cherry" on the Philosopher's Walk which continues from the east of the intersection of Shirakawa Street and Imadegawa Street to Marutamachi Street, and it is crowded with a lot of cherry blossom-viewing visitors every year.


金戒光明寺Konkaikomyo-ji Temple

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Konkaikomyo Temple is a temple of the Jodo in Kurodani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The principal Buddha is Amida. The common name is called Kurodani-san. It is one of seven Daihonzan of Jodo who boasts the formality which is lined with Chionin.


吉田神社Yoshida Shrine

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Yoshida Shrine is a shrine in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The history has begun in 859 when Fujiwara yamakage prayed for the coming of a deity of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine Four in Nara as the god of family.


旧三井家下鴨別邸Old Mitsui family Shimogamo villa

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This is Old Mitsui family Shimogamo villa that has begun to be opened to the public from October 2016. It is located at south of Shimogamo-shrine, and a bit north of Demachi-yanagi.


河合神社Kawai Shrine

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The Kawai shrine is a shrine on the grounds of the Shimogamo shrine. This is a shrine of women's patron, and there are many female worshippers.


下鴨神社Shimogamo Shrine

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The Shimogamo Shrine is officially called the Kamomiso Shrine. The registration of UNESCO's World Heritage has raised the profile. It is said that it is a shrine honoring the god of the ancient clans Kamo, along with Kamigamo shrine(Kamobetsurai shrine). The south side of the shrine is a native forest called Tadasuno forest, with old trees.



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Jissoin is a Buddhist temple in Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, the founder is Joki, and the principal image is Acala. Jissoin is a small temple, but there are two Japanese-style gardens in the precincts.


一乗寺ラーメン街道Ichijoji ramen street

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From the intersection of Higashioji Street and Kitaoji Street (Takano) to the north, the area is called the Ichijoji Ramen Street, and is Kyoto's premier ramen shop battleground. There are a lot of main stores of the famous ramen shop here.



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Jakkoin is Tendai nunnery. It is said that Shotokutaishi was opened in 594 for the Bodhi of the Emperor Yomei who is his father.


銀閣寺Ginkaku Temple

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Ginkaku temple is formally called Higashiyamajisho Temple and is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect. In 1490 in the Muromachi period, it was erected as Jisho temple, to mourn the reclining Bodhi of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who died in January of that year.


葵祭Aoi Festival

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Aoi Festival is the one that is held in May 15th in Kamomiso shrine(Shimogamo shrine) and Kamobetsurai shrine(Kamigamo shrine). It was called the Kamo Festival or the festival in the north in old days.


松ヶ崎疏水Matsugasaki Canal

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Matsugasaki Canal (aka: Sosui) flows along the Shirakawa Canal road leading to the Kamo River in the Matsugasaki water purification plant and the south of the Botanical Garden on the West Bank of the Takano River.


京都府立植物園Kyoto Botanical Garden

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The Kyoto Botanical Garden opened in 1924 as the first public botanical garden in Japan. It is located along the Kamo River in Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.


貴船神社Kifune Shrine

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Kifune shrine is a shrine that has been praying for the god of rain for a long while, and is gathering faith from people in the business of dealing with cooking and water all over the country as God of water.



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If you want to see the autumnal leaves in Kyoto, the Eikando is famous for the autumnal leaves as it is said that Eikando is recommended. Of course the best time to see here will be in late autumn when leaves color from mid November to late November.



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Sanzenin is a temple of Tendai in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin of Sanzenin is that Saicho opened one temple to Hieizanhigashido from 782 to 806.


鞍馬寺Kurama Temple

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It is this big Kurama tengu to greet us when getting off the Eiden Kurama station. Niomon that is the entrance of Kurama Temple exist in the place that climbing a little from here on road, from there it become a course of a little mountain climbing and hiking.


宝ヶ池公園Takaragaike Park

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The Takagaike Park is located at near the International Hall of the Municipal subway station and a 15-minute walk to the south. There is a small parking lot, so it is convenient to stop by on the drive.


真如堂Shinnyodo Temple

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The official name of Shinnyodo is Shinshogokurakuji, and it is a temple of Tendai in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. It is the begining that the monks of Mt.Hiei in 984 enshrined the Buddha Amitabha in the Imperial villa.


京都市動物園Kyoto City Zoo

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Kyoto City Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Japan opened in Meiji 36 (1903). The location is Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.


平安神宮Heian Shrine

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Heian Shrine is located in Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. It was planned as part of the Greater Palace restoration project at Heian Capital at the National Industrial Exposition held in Kyoto commemorating 1100 years after the capital moved to Heian-Kyo on April 1 in 1895, it was erected in the land of Okazaki, Sakyo-ku.


南禅寺Nanzen Temple

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Nanzen Temple is the head temple of the Rinzai Nanzen sect. In 1291, Kameyamahouou founded Nanzen temple greeted Mukanfumonzenshi (Daimyokokushi).


時代祭Jidai Festival

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Jidai Festival is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto held on October 22 every year, and it is a festival of relatively shallow Heian Jingu, which began in the Meiji period.



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On this page, we take pictures of the four seasons of sightseeing spots in Kyoto, walk around, and post them as a photo gallery with commentary on the tourist spots. Please use this site as an attendant of Kyoto sightseeing and the virtual Kyoto sightseeing.