Category: Street

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple (清水寺)

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple (清水寺)

    Kiyomizu Temple, one of the World Heritage Sites and famous for the stage of Kiyomizu. The precincts of Kiyomizu-Dera Temple are located on the eastern side of Kyoto, halfway up Mount Otowa. Kiyomizu-Dera Temple has more than 30 pagodas and buildings, including national treasures and important cultural properties. Since its foundation, fire destroyed the temple…

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  • Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道)

    Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道)

    Philosopher’s Path is a beautiful 2-kilometer walkway that connects Ginkakuji Temple and Nanzenji Temple. The name “Philosopher’s Path is not official one. The name is familiar because the surrounding scenery and serene atmosphere make it an ideal place for philosophical contemplation; it is named after the early 20th century philosopher, Kitaro Nishida, a professor at…

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  • Daishogun Shrine and Yokai Street

    Daishogun Shrine and Yokai Street

    Ichijo Yokai Street Heading south from the famous Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, you will find Ichijyo Yokai Street (Daishogun Shopping Street). It is said that the street was named “Yokai Street” based on a legend that yokai, or mourning gods, once marched along Ichijo Dori Street in this area. Except for a few yokai dolls placed…

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  • Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street

    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street

    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street is a must-visit for those seeking a traditional Japanese experience. Its historical significance and beauty make it a standout attraction in Kyoto. Sagano is northwest of downtown Kyoto, and Toriimoto is located at the far end of Sagano. The conservation area of the Saga Toriimoto is about 600 meters along Atago…

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