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Ujigami Jinja

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Uji’s other World Heritage site plays second fiddle to the more dazzling Byodo-in, but it’s ...

Okumura Commemorative Museum

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Museum is too grand a name for a building that touts a ‘rest area’ as one of its main ...

Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Japanese whisky has been booming in the last decade, winning medals and market share worldwide. ...

Shugaku-in Rikyu

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Emperor Go-mizuno abdicated his throne at the tender age of 34 to focus on aesthetic pursuits, ...

Katsura Rikyu

Recommended FREE
Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Perhaps the greatest garden in Kyoto. As you stroll through the 7ha site, an enchanting ...

Nishijin Textile Centre

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

In the Nishijin weaving district, where a fabric auction house once stood, this multi-storey ...

Yasaka Jinja

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Before there was Kyoto, there was Gion Temple, established in 656. By the mid tenth century, ...

Kyoto Gyoen

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Art & Leisure  |  Sep 22 2009

Before the emperor moved to Tokyo, the palace grounds housed more than 200 estates for court ...

Shimogamo Jinja

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

It’s less mesmerising than most of its World Heritage peers, but this shrine is historic ...

Kamigamo Jinja

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Even though it’s a trek to reach from the city centre, this World Heritage site is worth the ...

Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

You may have seen the photographs of Fushimi Inari, but you won’t be prepared for the scale of ...

Myoshin-ji

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

When Emperor Hanazono officially achieved enlightenment, his villa was converted into a Zen ...

Kitano Tenmangu

Recommended FREE
Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

A political conflict saw Heian period statesman Sugawara no Michizane demoted to a menial ...

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

What this museum lacks in depth, it makes up for in breadth, with introductions to every ...

Maruyama Park

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Though best known for a shidarezakura (weeping cherry tree) that lures visitors galore in ...

Gallery Haneusagi

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Textiles, video art, installations, sculpture and even paintings are shown at this three-room ...

Galerie 16

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

One of the city’s best contemporary art spaces, Galerie 16 has been running since 1962. In ...

Ebisu Shrine

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Known locally as ‘Ebessan’, this shrine was established in 1202 as a guardian of Kennin-ji. It ...

Sento Gosho

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

When Emperor Go-Mizuno retired in the 17th century, a new palace was constructed for him in the ...

Kyoto Gosho

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Although Kyoto held the imperial seat for more than a millennium, the ‘Old Imperial Palace’ ...

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