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Ryoanji Temple

Find your zen at one of the world’s famous meditative rock gardens—serenity-seeking tourists tested, UNESCO approved.

Gion

The imagery of geisha almost always springs to mind when people think of Japan—set foot in Kyoto’s Gion district and you might just bump right into one.

Early in the morning, after a brief rain shower, a relaxing walk through the bamboo forest. A small road leads through the beautifully landscaped bamboo forest. Just a special place. Very few people are on the move.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

A breath of still and otherworldly air.

Daimonji

Blaze and amaze. Praise the ancestral spirits during Kyoto's annual fire display.

Heian shrine of Kyoto

Heian Shrine

Where to contemplate the meaning of life.

Kyotango

Singing sand and special silk in Kyoto.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.

Sennyu-ji Temple

A peaceful haven in Kyoto’s busy temple scene.

Kyoto Gion Festival

Wowing throngs of visitors for more than a millennium.

Byodo-In Temple in Uji, Kyoto

Byodoin Temple

The ¥10 temple.

Uji

Home of the best green tea in Japan.