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Kiyomizu-dera Temple Higashiyama, Japan 8.8 km away
#1 of 26 Sights & Landmarks in Higashiyama
The temple itself is awe inspiring and the main platform offers some great views of Kyoto and the surrounding area There's also an incredible cemetery that sits alongside the temple worth exploring.
Set on the green hills of Kyoto, the breathtaking view of the skyline, serenity of the forest, and the gorgeous temple and pagoda make this our most memorable Japanese temple.
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine Fushimi, Japan 10.7 km away
#1 of 17 Sights & Landmarks in Fushimi
Along the way you'll see thousands of torii gates and even more cemetery monuments and shrines framed by a backdrop of beautiful trees, foliage, and sometimes views of Kyoto.
Beautiful! my favorite temple! the colors and the view is all amazing!! is definitely a MUST if you go to Japan.
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Eikando Zenrinji Temple Kyoto, Japan 7.9 km away
#4 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Really impressive... quite the best temple in Kyoto in my view, the prayer halls are just out of this world.. the gardens superb... luckily its a bit of a hidden gem as its a slightly off the beaten track and seem...
... has everything combined in one: beautiful gardens, a small pond/ lake, amazing architecture with 3 different temples inside, gods statues and a small resting room on a hill with great overlooking views of Kyoto.
Ginkaku-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan 7.9 km away
#18 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Starting with carefully raked white sand and ending with a japanese water garden, the carefully laid out path meanders through various gardens, up the hill with marvelous view of the city and the garden itself, an...
It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is also the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which is one of the World Heritage Sites.
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#1 of 277 Sights & Landmarks in Otsu
The temple is up the hillside with sections on several levels, between each section there are lots of scenic trees and flowers, as well as multiple paths connecting each of the smaller sites.
Be sure to check out the view of Lake Biwa, and while you're there, spend some time at the lake, as well.
#2 of 277 Sights & Landmarks in Otsu
There are about 4-5 sites just for the Central stupa area which you can stroll around under luxuriant greens, sit indoor and meditate, imagine the past master monks' inspiring activities, and take photos with the...
The views during the cable car ride alone are amazing and the 25 minute hike down to the temple sets the tone for the visit.
#3 of 277 Sights & Landmarks in Otsu
There's a fascinating climate controlled museum where artifacts like screen paintings and statues are displayed, but many architectural and sculpted treasures are found in various sites.
This temple is high up on the hillside, giving a great view over Otsu and Lake Biwa, you can really get a feel for just how scenic and beautiful Shiga is from up here!
Nanzen-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan 8.0 km away
#19 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
We climbed up the gate to see breathtaking views over the city; walked in the lush garden around the pond (jaw-droppingly beautiful), and also visited the zen rock garden.
So many things to do, such as : 1. Enjoying the grandness of the Sanmon Gate (note you can climb up the said gate and enjoy the view, which is extremely breathtaking especially during autumn) 2. Enjoy the Zen Gard...
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Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) Kyoto, Japan 8.9 km away
#6 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
There was a little pond with Coy in it, and a nice little walkway that gave you a view over the roof to Kyoto city, and nice traditional sprawling indoor regions with panoramic views of the perfectly manicured gar...
First you visit an open hall with lovely floral painted fusuma doors, elegant paintings on the upper walls, and tatami mats on which you can sit and enjoy the view of part of the garden and pond.
Nanzenji Suirokaku Kyoto, Japan 7.9 km away
#36 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Don't miss the second floor of the main temple (Y400 for adults) which you have to ascend through a steep stairwell and enjoy the view (& cooler air).
Shugakuin Imperial Villa Sakyo, Japan 8.9 km away
#1 of 37 Sights & Landmarks in Sakyo
It is an incredible garden (actually three very different gardens linked by paths) with wonderful views out over the countryside and back down to Kyoto.
The icing on the cake was the breathtaking view of the mountains and the surrounding landscape.
Philosopher's Walk Kyoto, Japan 8.1 km away
#39 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Both sites in themselves are beautiful but it is the walk, the philosophers walk that is yours to enjoy at whatever pace, peaceful with unlimited natural charm, & vibrant, without fuss, it seems to soothe everyone.
A great walk, very calming, with very nice views, a very slow creek next to you gives a perfect calming affect.
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Honen-in Kyoto, Japan 7.9 km away
#50 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Daigo-ji Temple Fushimi, Japan 8.1 km away
#2 of 17 Sights & Landmarks in Fushimi
We especially enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Bentendo Hall, the Kondo - the central hall where seated statue of the Healing Buddha is enshrined, the magnificent Goju-no-to built in 9...
The grounds are huge and there is a lovely garden to view, a pagoda that is a national treasure and so many cherry trees if you come during sakura season.
Shinnyodo Temple Sakyo, Japan 8.5 km away
#3 of 37 Sights & Landmarks in Sakyo
Most tourists ignore this gem, which is incredibly beautiful during the cherry blossom season or momiji, autumn leaves season, during which many Japanese come to photograph It has a beautiful pagoda and views of K...
you can stroll through the garden leisurely, sip Jap tea and dessert & admire surrounding autumn colours without mass crowd blocking your view or path.
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#5 of 277 Sights & Landmarks in Otsu
I recommend that you spend some time taking pictures, having lunch and relaxing at the Biwako terrace and enjoyed the beautiful view of Biwako.
Fantastic view over Biwako Lake from mountain top
Kodai-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan 9.0 km away
#17 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
After 2+ years of living in Japan and my second trip to Kyoto, this remains my top temple to visit...definitely in top 5. Love the history, the garden, tea house, bamboo forest, views of Kyoto.....excellent.
... with its intricately designed patterns raked in the sand, beautifully tendered by the old gardeners , there are tea-houses , a pavilion,ponds and the corridor of the reclining Dragon to visit , a must see site ,
Keage Incline Kyoto, Japan 8.2 km away
#55 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Enkoji Temple Kyoto, Japan 8.8 km away
#33 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The temple is in northeast Kyoto, overlooking the city, and one of its trails climbs a wooded hill above the complex, providing a great view of the entire temple and the city as well.
Nice roof top views with maples.
Sanjusangendo Temple Higashiyama, Japan 10.1 km away
#2 of 26 Sights & Landmarks in Higashiyama
A hall of a thousand bigger than life statues a definite site to see, amazingly preserved and intricately beautiful statues.
This UNESCO heritage site is one of special interest if you can be there the Sunday (in mid January) when they commemorate the traditional archery contest through the one long back hallway, dating back centuries.
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Kennin-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan 9.7 km away
#10 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Great views of the enormous roofs of this Zen temple can be seen from various angles.
The dragon mural was quite a site to behold, the monks were out and about the day we were there, and the water lilies were beautiful.
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Mount Hiei Kyoto, Japan 8.1 km away
#70 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka Kyoto, Japan 9.1 km away
#37 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Kyoto is an overall quite touristy city, so be prepared for the crowds and the touristy feel of all of its popular sites.
Nice place to view cherry blossoms during sakura season but be warned, it gets so crowded during that time.
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Shisendo Temple Kyoto, Japan 8.8 km away
#52 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Walk through the garden for spectacular views!
Take plenty of time to enjoy the view of the garden from inside the building.
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Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple Kyoto, Japan 8.5 km away
#65 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
I was impressed with breathtaking views consist of the flow of Kamogawa river, the grove of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the vermilion torii gate of Heian Shrine.
Fantastic view of Kyoto!
Bishamondo Kyoto, Japan 5.6 km away
#99 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Chishaku-in Kyoto, Japan 9.7 km away
#28 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The pond garden is only one of several on the site.
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Gion Kyoto, Japan 9.6 km away
#34 of 973 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Great introduction to Old Kyoto with amazing array of restaurants, shopping and sight seeing sights and Temples.
We stay there for 4 nights and there's so many things we saw and enjoyed (temples and the beautiful views such Arashiyama bamboo forest, and great restaurants too: Yoshida Steak House, Nobu, etc..) if you plan to...
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