Here we come, the capital of Kyoto! Let's take a trip to Kyoto for a special memory!
Leave your luggage at the hotel, and let's go out to the city of Kyoto!
Strolling kyoto in kimonos
15 minutes by bus / 3km
From Gojozaka bus stop to Kiyomizu-dera Temple
15 min. walk / 1 km
Address/ 294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 605-0862
10min. walk 750M
Yuba Lunch at Sannenzaka
are many shops lined up on both sides, selling Japanese goods, sweets, cafes, etc. You can eat your way around or indulge in Japanese sweets!If you get hungry, you can have a luxurious and healthy lunch using yuba, one of Kyoto's representative ingredients.
The world's first "Starbucks on a Tatami floor" was built in 2017, and the purely Japanese atmosphere will make your trip to Kyoto even more memorable.
The symbok of Higashiyama Yasaka Pagoda
Address/ 388 Yasakakamimachi, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto 605-0862
Kukuri Monkey Yasaka no Koshin-san
The round and colorful bonbons are called "Kukuri-zaru", which is the famous amulet of Yasaka Koshindo. It is said that your wish will come true if you give up your greed instead of holding on to your wish. It is said that if you give up your greed, your wish will come true. The unusual shape of the Kukuri-zaru (monkey) represents a monkey with its arms and legs tied up and unable to move. It symbolizes a state of mind that is well controlled, as it warns against greed. Why don't you make a wish to the Kukuri Monkey and hold back one of your desires?
Address/Kinencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 605-0828
10 min. by walk 800M
Gion-san full of blessings
5 min. walk 350M
Sipping at a Japanese Cafe
Address/ Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Kyoto, Kyoto 600-8340
6min. walk 500M
Dinner at Pontocho
13 min. by bus / 3Km
The hotel is in Kyoto station.
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Address/ Chuoguchi, Kyoto Sta. Shiokoji sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8216
A luxurious day of leisurely touring the charms of Kibune and Kurama
Tofukiji Sta. – Demachiyanagi by Keihan train /19min.
Demachiyanagai Sta. – Kurama Sta. by Hieizan train / 30 min.
From Kurama Sta. to Kuramadera temple /Short walk
Kuramadera, The Legend of Ushiwakamaru and the Tengu
Address/ 1074 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1111
Niomon Gate (Gate to the Mountain)
5 min. by walk
＊The cable car does not stop here.
Address/ 1073 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 601-1111
15 min. by walk
Kuramadera Honden Kondo
In the main hall of the temple, there are three enshrined deities called "Sonten": Bishamonten, the god of light, Kannon, the god of compassion, and Gohoumao, the god of vitality. The "A-Un" tigers that sit in front of the Golden Hall are the guardians of the principal deity, Bishamonten. The name "A-Un" has the meaning of encompassing everything in the universe, as the Japanese syllabary begins with "A" and ends with "Un".
Address/ 1074 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 601-1111
20 min. walk
To the inner sanctuary. Tree root path
20 min. walk
Reward for walking hard♡
The Kifune Shrine is dedicated to the god of water, who is said to have the power to make it rain and stop it from raining. It is said that water is the source of life and purifies dirt.
SSince you've come all the way here, you should try "water fortune-telling". You can also take home the "sacred water," which is said to have never run dry. It is no wonder that people believe there is a special power in the sacred water, as it is the birthplace of energy and luck. What will you see and feel in this other world filled with dense divine energy?
Address/ 180 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 601-1112
Kyoto's "Obanzai" for dinner
夕飯は京都の 『おばんざい』 に決まり♪
Early bird gets the worm! A day of eating and walking. Fill your heart and your stomach
15min. walk / 1.2Km
Enjoying a leisurely morning walk to Toji Temple
6min. walk / 450M
Toji Sta. – Kyoto Sra. By Kintetsu Kyoto Line / 2min.
From Kyoto Sta. to Inari Sta. by JR Nara Line / 5 min.
Mysterious Senbon Torii gate. Fushimi Inari Shrine
Address/ 68 Yabunouchicho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 612-0882
Inarizushi is a favorite of everyone from adults to children. Inari-zushi is actually a sacred food that is dedicated to the "Inari god". Inari is the god of agriculture, and the Inari Shrine is dedicated to him. If you visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, the head shrine of Inari Shrine, this is a must-try dish.
From Kyoto Sta. – Saga Arashiyama by JR Sanin Line / 17 min.
Walk and Eat in Arashiyam
食べ歩き in 嵐山
On the way to Togetsukyo Bridge, there are many stores that you may be interested in... Mitarashi dango, strawberry daifuku, Danish taiyaki, curry buns, tofu soft ice cream, rice crackers, and more. Even if you don't have time for a leisurely lunch, there are plenty of gourmet foods for you to enjoy on your walk!
Here they come! Symbols of Arashiyama
Adddress/ 1-5 Susukinobabacho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 6616-8385
16 min. by bus
Address/ 2-5 Fukatanicho, Sagatoriimoto, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 616-8439
30 min. by walk /2km
Bamboo Forest Path
Address/ Susukinobabacho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 6616-8385
Address/ Saganomiyanomotocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 616-8393１
Address/ 68 Susukinobabacho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 6616-8385
Until my stomach is full and my heart is full. Enjoy the last day in Kyoto♪
50 min. by bus / 9km
Here comes the Kinkakuji Temple...
Address/ 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 603-8361
Let's go to the important stage of history! Nijo Castle
Address/ 541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-8301
15 min. by bus /2.5km
From Shijo Takakura to Nishiki Market
3 min. by bus /150M
Nishiki Market, the Kitchen of Kyoto
京都の台所 『錦市場』 を練り歩く
Address/ 609 Nishi-daimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kuoto, Kyoto 604-8054
21 min. by bus /4.2km
From Nanzenji/Eikando to Nanzenji
8min. by walk /650M
Nanzenji, A spectacular View
Address/ 86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8435
40 min. by bus /5.2km
Don't forget to buy a souvenir...
See you soon, Kyoto♡
2hours and 15 min. by Shinkansen
- Tour Fee
- 含まれるもの 往復新幹線、ホテル3泊、 消費税
#Rakuto area #Higashiyama area #Gion area #Kiyomizu temple area
"Rakuto is an area east of the Kamo River, along the Higashiyama mountain range from north to south, with many famous temples and shrines lined up from Kiyomizu Temple in the south to Ginkakuji Temple in the north.
After visiting Kiyomizudera Temple, Kodaiji Temple and Yasaka Shrine down Kiyomizu-zaka slope, you can take a stroll along the old streets in the Gion area, or take a leisurely walk from Nanzenji Temple to Ginkakuji Temple along the Philosopher's Path. You can enjoy the atmosphere of "THAT'S KYOTO! in the Rakuto area. While retaining the essence of Kyoto to the fullest, you can also catch a glimpse of the international aspect of this cosmopolitan city.
Ginkakuji Temple is officially called Higashiyama Jishoji Temple. In Kyoto, the temple is famous for its common name along with Kinkakuji Temple. Kinkakuji Temple is characterized by its gorgeous and opulent beauty (Kitayama culture), but in contrast, Ginkakuji Temple was the stage for the emergence of the "wabi-sabi" Higashiyama culture, which expressed the spiritual world of samurai and Zen Buddhism.
Ginkakuji Temple, which symbolizes the Higashiyama culture that flourished in the late Muromachi period, was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate, a man of culture famous for his generous support of many cultural activities such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, architecture, painting, and performing arts. Compared to the Kinkakuji Temple, the Ginkakuji Temple may have a more modest image, but its modest appearance is very beautiful, and its architecture, which symbolizes the wabi and sabi of Kyoto, and its grounds, which are less colorful, evoke a sense of quiet elegance, attracting many visitors every year. The garden on the hill behind Ginkakuji Temple is a pond garden that is said to have been led by Ashikaga Yoshimasa himself, with beautiful moss and greenery. If you visit Ginkakuji, be sure to go up to the east side of the mountain. From the observatory, you can see the wonderful garden and the whole Jishoji Temple.
Kyoto has a lot of scenic natural beauty and attractive sightseeing spots, but I would like to recommend the "Philosopher's Path" for those who want to take a leisurely stroll in Kyoto. The name "Tetsugaku-no-michi" comes from the philosophers of Kyoto who used to love to walk along this path. It starts from Ginkakuji Temple, passes through the Suirokaku of Nanzenji Temple, and ends at the Koya River upstream of the Kamo River. There are many historical temples and shrines along the path, where you can enjoy the beauty of the scenery, cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. When you get tired of walking, you can stop at a cafe or store for a cup of tea while pondering, just as the philosophers once did.
The most attractive thing about this place is that you can see the beautiful garden up to the main hall for free! It is also famous for its camellias. Even though the temple is located close to the Philosopher's Path, just a little further into the path, you will find a quiet and austere atmosphere. The main hall is usually closed to the public except during special openings, but you are free to walk around the temple grounds. You can cleanse your body and soul by walking between the sandbars, which represent the flow of water. If you visit during the season of fresh greenery, you will be refreshed by the beautiful greenery, and if you visit during the season of autumn leaves, you will be able to enjoy the graceful red autumn scenery. You can visit the temple from 6 a.m., so it's a great place for those who want to make the most of their time!
Commonly known as "Eikando", the official name is "Zenrin-ji". Eikando is known as the Eikando of maple leaves, and the spectacular view in the autumn season is said to be so beautiful that it will leave you speechless. It always ranks high in the ranking of autumn leaves in Kyoto. The beauty of the autumn leaves is mentioned in the Kokin Wakashu (collection of ancient Japanese poems) written in the Heian period (794-1185), and has fascinated people for over a thousand years. Don't miss the statue of Amida Migaeri, the temple buildings connected by corridors, and the "Garyu-ro" stairway that leads to Kaizando, one of the seven wonders of Eikando. This staircase is built on the slope of the mountain, and is shaped like a dragon's body undulating, and it is said that when you walk through it, you will feel as if you are walking on a dragon's stomach, a feeling you have never felt before.
Chion-in Temple is also known as a power spot. It is nicknamed "Chioin-san" by the locals. Every year in the spring and fall, the beautiful cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are lit up during the special nighttime viewing, attracting tourists from all over the world. Be sure to get one of the limited edition red seals when the temple is lit up in the fall! The seven wonders of Chion-in are also on display, and you can enjoy the seasonal changes in nature as well.
Heian Shrine is famous for its vivid vermilion colored grounds, and is one of the must-visit places in Kyoto. Even from a distance, the pillars of this eye-catching torii are so thick that seven adults can hold hands and finally enclose it! The vivid vermilion color is actually a very sacred color, used in ancient times to ward off evil. It's not because it stands out! It is also known as a famous place for its weeping cherry blossoms and the Meiji era's representative circular garden that surrounds the shrine.
Kodaiji Temple & Nene no Michi
Kodaiji Temple is located near the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and is an essential part of a stroll in Higashiyama. It is said that Ieyasu Tokugawa, who heard the prayers of Nene, the wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, for her soul after his death, ordered the temple to be built. It is said that Hideyoshi and Nene were united in love, which was rare in those days. If you visit Kodaiji Temple, you will be able to feel the gorgeous culture of the Momoyama period when Hideyoshi lived. In spring, the weeping cherry trees bloom, and in autumn, the leaves change color and the temple is beautifully lit up. During this time of the year, there is a special nighttime viewing of the temple, and you can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere that is different from the daytime. The 250-meter long "Nene Path" from Maruyama Park to Kodaiji Temple was named after Nene, who spent the rest of her life in this area after Hideyoshi's death. It is not a wide street, but it is packed with the charm of Kyoto, with sweet shops, inns, and cobblestones that remind you of history.
This small path is "THE Kyoto! “ It's a little hard to find, but it's the excitement of walking along that small path! This is a special feeling that only those who have walked it can understand. If you are in the Kiyomizu area, please find this small path and walk along it, and you will experience an atmosphere far removed from your daily life.
Kenninji Temple is said to be the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. The temple is known for its many important cultural assets and wonderful Japanese artworks such as the "Wind and Thunder Gods". The main attraction here is the "Unryu (Dragon and Cloud)" painting, which depicts a large, dynamic dragon and flowing clouds that look as if they are about to jump out of the fusuma, the ink painting of dragons on the ceiling, and the wonderfully landscaped Karesansui (dry landscape) garden, which is a simple, sophisticated garden made of huge stones, sand, and water!
Gion Shirakawa is a Hanamachi (Geisha district) in the Higashiyama area, facing the Shirakawa River and Shinbashi-dori, just off Hanamikoji. It's a very atmospheric area with pre-war streets that are typical of Kyoto. A stream flows through the area and cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, and the stone-paved streets and surrounding scenery create a very Japanese beauty. The Tatsumi Bridge in particular is crowded with tourists from all over the country and abroad, making it a perfect photo-opportunity! There are also restaurants in the vicinity, so you can enjoy Kyoto's cityscape while admiring the wonderful scenery.
Kiyamachi Street, which runs parallel to the Takase River, is lined with many restaurants and cafes along the Takase River from Kyoto's Nijo Street, and is known as one of the busiest streets in Kyoto. In spring, the rows of cherry trees along the Takase River are very beautiful, and the view of the falling petals floating on the river is full of emotion. The romantic atmosphere makes it a great date spot, but it is also a fun place to visit with friends or family.
The Kamo River is about 33 kilometers long, running north to south through the city of Kyoto. The Kamo River Noryo-doko, which is said to have been in existence since the Edo period (1603-1868), is well known as a summer tradition in Kyoto. It is the perfect place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Kyoto, which is crowded with tourists from all over the world, and see something other than the standard Kyoto. Machiya houses line the river, and people sing songs, take leisurely strolls, and cross stepping stones on the side of the road, making it a good place to spend time in your own way! Along the Kamo River, which is crowded with cherry blossom viewing in spring, there are many sightseeing spots as well as cafes and delicious restaurants to visit.
Seirenin Monzeki & Shogun-zuka Seiryuden
Shorenin Monzeki is a highly prestigious Tendai sect temple that covers an area of 10,000 tsubo and is designated as a national historic site. In spring and autumn, the temple grounds are specially lit up at night, creating a mysterious and fantastic atmosphere that cannot be seen normally in the garden and the shining blue bamboo grove. One of the best spots in Seiren-in with a spectacular view is the veranda of Kacho-den. In front of you is the "Garden of Soami" built in the Muromachi period (1336-1573), which has been introduced in many magazines and commercials. You can also enjoy a cup of green tea at Kachoden and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery. After leaving the Seiren-in Temple, take the "Kyoto Loop Trail Higashiyama Course" to the Shogun-zuka Seiryu-den at the top of Higashiyama. It is about a 30-minute walk from Seiren-in. The Shogun's Mound is 200 meters higher than the city center, so you can enjoy a wonderful panorama of Kyoto from the large stage. It is also famous as one of the best places to view the night scenery of Kyoto, but you can enjoy the spectacular view even during the daytime.
Rakusai area #Sagano/Arashiyama area
The Rakusei area, with its dense concentration of Kyoto's typical sightseeing spots, is an area with so much to see and do that it is impossible to visit it all in one day. It's a good idea to rent a bicycle and go a little farther afield to explore temples and eat! Riding on a trolley train or rafting down the Hozukyo River are also attractive activities that can't be found in other areas. The Rakusei area is full of people from all over the world, partly because of its concentration of historic temples. It's a good idea to plan your visit carefully and pick out the places you want to visit in advance.
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
As the name suggests, this is a reputable spot where more than 100 wild Japanese monkeys live in a relaxed environment! And it's a place where you can meet wild monkeys without fences, which is a valuable experience. At the rest stop at the top of the mountain, you can buy food and feed the monkeys. From the entrance to the rest area at the top of the mountain is about a 20-minute hike. If you take a break on a bench, you may find a monkey sitting next to you... Enjoy hiking in the seasonal scenery and fresh air! From the top of the mountain, which is a vast park of about 6,000 square meters, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Hiei and Kyoto City. If you visit during the spring and summer parenting seasons, you may be able to see cute baby monkeys.