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The 13 Best Kyoto Flea Markets

Up for a treasure hunt? Find your favorite flea market in Kyoto here with us!

Kyoto Festivals – A Year-Round Guide

There are dozens of fantastic Kyoto festivals throughout the year, the only trouble is choosing the one for you. Our Kyoto festival guide should help you out.

Yasaka Shrine – Gion’s Sanctuary

If you only see one shrine in Kyoto, make it Yasaka Shrine. One of the biggest and most impressive in the whole city and host to the inimitable Gion Matsuri, it simply can't be missed.

Ginkaku-ji – The Temple of the Silver Pavilion

Ginkaku-ji, or Temple of the Silver Pavilion, is a beautiful temple with a rich history and beautiful grounds. Discover it all with our guide.

Kiyomizu Dera – The Pure Water Temple

Located in eastern Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera literally means "pure water" due to its situation on the site of a natural waterfall. A wonderful temple, find out everything you need to know with us.

Top 16 Must-See Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

A guide to Kyoto's 16 best temples and shrines! In a city bursting with options, our Kyoto temple and shrine guide can offer you some much-needed direction.

Ryoan-ji – Temple of the Peaceful Dragon

Ryoan-ji is an associated temple of Myoshin-ji and a beautiful example of the Buddhist stone garden artistry. Discover it all with our guide.

Myoshin-ji – A Sprawling Buddhist Complex

Situated in the northern part of Kyoto, Myoshin-ji is a fascinating accumulation of temples and buildings of the Rinzai Zen Buddhist faith. Discover it all with us.

Chion-in Temple – Home of the Jodo Sect

Chion-in Temple is a large complex of great architecture, gardens and curiosities. Use our guide to make the most of your visit.

Heian Shrine – Kyoto’s Colorful Memorial Shrine

The ultimate anniversary present for Kyoto - Heian Shrine stands proud and vibrant in the midst of its older predecessors in Higashiyama. Enjoy a modern piece of history, built with all the care for detail it deserves.

Tenryu-ji – Ancient Place of Worship and Trade

Nestled in the Higashiyama mountains, Tenryu-ji Temple is an age-old Zen Buddhist temple with a rich history. Read our guide and enjoy the temple to its fullest.

Eikan-do – The Temple of Wisdom

Eikan-do Zenrin-ji is a wonderfully kept temple complex with a rich history in knowledge gathering and teaching. Let us be your guide.

Daitokuji Temple – The Largest Temple Complex in Kyoto

Composed of 24 sub-temples, Daitokuji Temple is the largest in Kyoto. Prepare for your visit with our guide to the ins and outs of this huge complex.

Tofukuji Temple – Gardens and Autumn Leaves

Tofukuji Temple is one of Kyoto's lesser known but most beautiful temples. Prepare for your visit with us!

Honen-in Temple – Tranquility and Art

Honen-in is a great little temple with scenic surroundings and an artsy ethos. Don't miss this Kyoto gem!
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