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Kyoto Higashiyama Area (Kyoto Prefecture)

Sandwiched between the gentle slopes of Mt. Higashi and the pristine waters of the Kamo River, the Higashiyama Area is dotted with some of the most representative temples and shrines of Kyoto including Kiyomizu-dera Temple with its famous overlook from the deck, and Kodai-ji Temple associated with Nene Kitanomandokoro, the true wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

Take the city bus from JR or Kintetsu Kyoto Station to Kiyomizu-michi or Gojozaka. About 10 min on foot from there.
About 20 min on foot from Keihan Kiyomizu-gojo Station.
Take the city bus from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station to Kiyomizu-michi. About 10 min on foot from there.


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1.Keihan Kiyomizu-gojo Station
2.Kiyomizu-dera Temple
This temple and sanctuary are famous for the grandeur view from the temple deck.
3.Kodai-ji Temple
Kodai-ji Temple and Sanctuary were built by Nene Kitanomandokoro (Kodaiin), the wife of 16th century warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
4.Yasakakoshin-do Temple
Known for bundled-up monkey talismans, Yasakakoshin-do Temple is one of three Koshin temples in Japan.
5.Hokan-ji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda)
Hokan-ji Temple belongs to Kennin-ji Temple of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism.
6.Yasui-konpira-gu Shrine
Known as the god for dispelling bad fortune, many people wanting to free themselves from cigarette smoking, alcohol or disease visit Yasui-konpira-gu Shrine every year.
7.Kennin-ji Temple
headquarters of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism and one of five such temples in Kyoto.
8.Streets of Gion (Gion Kobu)
Known for the popular springtime performance of “Miyako Odori” dance, the entertainment district of Gion Kobu is one of the six hot spots of Kyoto.
9.Keihan Gion-shijo Station