LOCATION


1
Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. The stage of the temple commands a spectacular view, where visitors will be able to see as far as Osaka when the weather is nice. The stage itself is of high architectural value.
[Open]
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/


2
Kodai-ji Temple

Kita-no-Mandokoro Nene in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a general and politician of the Sengoku period, established Kodai-ji Temple. This temple has a large number of attractive spots , such as a splendid garden where Hideyoshi's vestiges of glory still remain and a teahouse and Kasa-tei (lit. umbrella hut) designed by Sen no Rikyu.
[Open]
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (5:00 to 9:30 during spring, summer, and autumn special admission periods)
http://www.kodaiji.com/


3
Kennin-ji Temple

Kennin-ji Temple is the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Eisai, a monk who introduced tea to Japan for the first time in 1202 and who was called the founder of tea ceremony, founded this temple. Visitors will be overwhelmed by the beauty of Fujin Raijin-zu (lit. Wind God and Thunder God Screens), a replica of which is exhibited, and the dynamic ceiling art entitled Soryuzu (lit. a picture of twin dragons).
[Open]
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (closed at 5:00 PM) from March 1 to October 31; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (closed at 4:30) from November 1 to February 28; Closed from December 28 to 31 http://www.kenninji.jp/


4
Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple

The priest Kuya founded Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple in 963. The temple, where a statue of Taira no Kiyomori (a military leader of the late Heian period of Japan) is enshrined, is associated with the Heike clan. A large number of important cultural properties of the Kamakura and Heian periods remain in the temple.
[Open]
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
http://rokuhara.or.jp/


5
Yasui Kompiragu Shrine

Yasui Kompiragu Shrine is famous a shrine of happy marriage, and it answers prayers to end bad relationships as well. There is a monument of happy marriages and dissolution of bad relationships in the precincts known as a power spot.
[Open]
Open to public (Worship service is given from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.)
http://www.yasui-konpiragu.or.jp/


5
Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine

Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine was founded in 1868 to honor the heroes of Japan, especially from the period of the Bakumatsu period and the Meiji Restoration, such as Sakamoto Ryoma and Kido Takayoshi. Next to Ryoma and Nakaoka Shintaro's tombs, their statues stand as if they were watching the streets of Kyoto.
[Open]
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (9:00 AM for visitors to the mountain precincts. Open until evening during yearend and New Year's holiday period and specified periods in spring, summer, and autumn.)
http://www.gokoku.or.jp/