Kyoto Tourist Attractions Guide
Gion district in Kyoto is a famous geisha (geiko in Kyoto) district which was originally developed in the Middle Ages. Although the number of geiko is decreasing, this district still tries to preserve its traditional architecture and ways of entertainment. Gion is located between Yasaky Shrine and Kamo River around Shijo Avenue.
Address:1 Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku
Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto. Its top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. This was formerly a villa known as Rokuonji which was in 1408 after the death of the owner Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, converted to a Zen Temple.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is located in southern Kyoto and it is one of the most important Shinto shrines in the city. It owns its popularity to thousands of vermillion torii(gates) which lead to the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari. Inari is the God of rice and this shrine is the most important shrine dedicated to Inari.
Hours:6:00am-6:00pm (different during Spring&Fall Illumination)
Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku
Price:300 JPY (different during Spring&Fall Illumination)
Kiyomizudera Temple was founded in the late 8th century in the wooded hills east of Kyoto and today is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its present buildings are constructed in the first half of the 17th century. The name Kiyomazudera means ˝Pure Water Temple˝ and it got its name from the waterfall within the complex.