Twin Dragons created during the Heisei period watch over Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple
Famous for its tea room, ”Hasso-no-seki”
An ancient temple known as an exemplary viewing spot for autumn leaves since the Heian period.
The head temple of the Rinzai sect, known as the highest-ranked Zen temple in Japan.
Famous for a painted fusuma from Tohaku Hasegawa
The head temple of the Jodo sect, founded at the place where Honen Shonin passed away. The magnificent monastery was built under the wing of the Tokugawa family.
A temple founded in Higashiyama by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife, Nene, to mourn his passing and pray for his soul. The nighttime illuminations in spring, summer and fall are beautiful to see.
Don't miss seeing the resting place for Shinsengumi members, Mibu-zuka
Where the successful Hideyoshi Toyotomi worshipped the three-faced Daikokuten
One of Kyoto's most renowned temples, located on the side of Mt. Otowa in the Higishiyama Range. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The object of worship here is Amida Nyorai and the statue of Prince Shotoku in the main hall is an important cultural property