Heian Shrine is one of the best-preserved shrines in Kyoto. It is a mesmerizing place that guarantees to provide peace of mind and soul to all its visitors. Japan’s culture is strongly depicted through this architecture and this is why it is Japan’s one of the important cultural properties.
History & Significance The Heian Temple in Kyoto was built as a partial representation of the Heian Palace from Heian-kyo. It was the main attraction of the Industrial Exposition Fair. The fair was held for the 1100... read more
A replica of the 900-year-old Byodo-In Temple in Kyoto, Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational shrine situated in O'ahu in Hawai'i. It is one of the most visited places in the Valley of the Temples. From all around the world, many come on Tours to visit the Byodo-In Temple. The place was built in the year 1968 and since, has been a popular tourist destination. It was built to commemorate of the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese Hawaii immigrants. The temple is reckoned for its tranquility and beauty. Insi... read more
Japan’s love for bath houses is perfectly observed in Funaoka Onsen in Kyoto. It is one of the most iconic bath houses in the state. Over the years, the bath house has catered to various weary souls by offering them solace and relaxation. The place has been the same since inception and retains its old world charm. Funaoka Onsen is one of the bathhouse in Kyoto that is a reminder of the bathing experience 100 years ago. You can almost feel time has stood still.
Funaoka Onsen is loved by tourists, as the se... read more
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto is the main shrine believed to have about 32,000 sub-shrines all over Japan. Located at the base of Inari, Japan, a mountain by the same name, the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is 233 meters above sea level. It is a beautiful shrine with many smaller shrines spanning 4 kilometers. It takes about 2 hours to walk up to all the shrines. However, the journey is worth it because of the scenic beauty, tranquility and mesmerizing architecture of the shrines. The shrine was built as a wor... read more
Renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a mesmerizing temple, Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto is a must visit for anyone planning a trip to Japan’s former capital. The Kiyomizu Dera Temple is a sight to behold with its cliff like balcony, spacious outdoors, intricately crafted pillars that support the building and pure water fall. However, the biggest USP of the temple is offers an outstanding and breathtaking view of the city.
The Kiyomizu Dera is one of the popular visiting spots of Kyoto and holds an old worl... read more
Kyoto Imperial Palace is renowned for being the residential place of Emperors of Japan. The Palace has been used by various emperors since 1869. As of today, it is a tourist destination, visited by people of Japan and worldwide alike. It is a great heritage of the ancient Japan and highlights how the emperors lived. The Imperial Household Agency conducts many public tours of the intricately designed building several times a day for the same reason.
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the latest addition to various pal... read more
Considered one of major art museums, the National Museum in Kyoto focuses on the pre-modern Asian and Japanese Art. It’s Main Gate, Main Exhibition Hall and the Ticket Area are designated important cultural properties in Japan. Earlier known and the Imperial Museum of Kyoto, the place was proposed alongside the proposal of the Imperial Museum of Tokyo and Nara. The construction of National Museum Kyoto was finished in 1895 and after inspection; it was opened for the public in 1897. Over the years, the place w... read more
Nijo Castle was built after the draconian ruler Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu usurped power and ordered all the feudal lords in Western Japan to in its construction. The place was the residence of the ruler in Kyoto. It has the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, the Ninomaru Palace, two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, various several gardens and support buildings. The castle is spread over 275,000 square meters out of which 8000 square meters is taken up by buildings. The Castle is a popular tourist spot reckoned m... read more
Saiho-ji in Kyoto is a Buddhist Temple retaining the most sacred painted scroll of Amida Buddha. The scroll is placed in the main temple of the Saiho-ji. The holy painting of Amida Buddha is known as the Johgi Nyorai. The painting is said to bring good luck to all those who pray for the happiness of their families such as childbirth, marriage, success at work among others. Besides this, many people are attracted by the virtues of Buddha and come to pay their tribute.
Places of interest
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Shugakuin Imperial Villa in Kyoto is the best place to take a stroll. Its beauty surrounds you with each step you take. The place is a perfect amalgamation of nature and gardens. People all over the world come to the place for relaxing and to bask in the glory of ancient Japanese Tea Gardens, which have been termed as the most beautiful in Japan.
The Villa was constructed by Emperor Gomizunoo and was his retirement palace. Spread over 540, 000 sq. mt., the Shugakuin Imperial Villa has three huge gardens, making ... read more