Kyoto tourist spot
List of tourist spots in Sakyo-ku
Rengeji Temple is a Tendai sect temple with the name Kimyozan. During the Kanbun period (1661-1673), Shigenao Imaeda, a vassal of the Kaga Maeda family, was ordained and lived in a house here. It is also one of the best places for viewing the autumn leaves in the northern part of Kyoto.
The Sudo Shrine was built during the Jokan period (859-877) to comfort the soul of Prince Hayara (Emperor Sodo), who was arrested as the ringleader of the assassination of Fujiwara no Tanetsugu, imprisoned at Otokuni-ji Temple, and on his way to Awaji, died fasting after claiming his innocence.
Miyake Hachimangu Shrine is located in Kamitakano Miyake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. The shrine is also known as "Mushi Hachiman" (meaning "Insect Hachiman") because it is believed to be effective in exterminating insects as a god of insect control.
Shisendo which is located in Kyoto City Sakyo district Ichijoji is a ruin of a mountain cottage where Jozan Ishikawa who was the cultural person in Edo era spent his last days.
Matsugasaki Daikokuten (Myoenji temple) is a Nichiren sect temple located in the northern back of Kyoto Rakunai and in the middle of the mountain of “Ho” of Gozan no Okuribi.
Enkoji temple is a temple of Rinzai sect Nanzenji school. Its mountain title is Zuigan-mountain. Its principal image is Senju Kannon.
Sagimori Shrine is a shrine located in Kyoto city Sakyo district Shugakuin Miyanowaki-cho. Its God is Suda Emperor.
Yusenji temple is a temple of Nichiren sect located in Kyoto city Sakyo district Matsugasaki. Its mountain title is Shosaki-zan.
Hachidai Shrine is a shrine that is located in Kyoto City Sakyo district Ichijoji Matsubara town and its former shrine ranking is village shrine. Its Saijins are Susanoono Mikoto, Inadahimeno Mikoto, Hachiojino Mikoto.
Shingu Shrine is a small shrine located at the end of the old Matsukazaki Highway. There is a small Noh stage in the precincts of the shrine. It is also located on a small hill, offering a panoramic view of the city from Kitayama.
A small shrine located in Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. A rabbit is enshrined as a goddess of childbirth and safe delivery.
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.
Nanzen Temple is the head temple of the Rinzai Nanzen sect. In 1291, Kameyamahouou founded Nanzen temple greeted Mukanfumonzenshi (Daimyokokushi).
Manshuin Monzeki is a temple in Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The autumnal leaves and Kirishima azaleas are famous.
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.
Konkaikomyo-ji 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ichijoji ramen road is introduced after a local people actually eat ramen along the ramen road. Ichijoji Ramen map also posted. The intersection of Kitaoji street and Higashioji street (Takano) to the north, the area is called the Ichijoji Ramen Road, and the area is known as the best battleground of ramen shops in Kyoto.
Jakkoin is Tendai nunnery. It is said that Shotokutaishi was opened in 594 for the Bodhi of the Emperor Yomei who is his father.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kyoto City Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Japan opened in Meiji 36 (1903). The location is Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
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.
Jidai Festival is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto held on late in October every year, and it is a festival of relatively shallow Heian Jingu, which began in the Meiji period.