Known as the Kyoto residence of the famous shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nijō Castle is a stronghold that represents the prestige and power of the mighty leader known as the unifier of Japan.
Kennin-ji is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Zen sect, famous for its beautiful gardens and iconic art featuring dragons on the ceiling and wind and thunder gods on screen.
Though Japan may be famous for its cherry blossoms, those knowledgeable about their greenery are aware that there are actually many more flowering trees and plants popular for seasonal viewing nationwide – including plum.
Learn how to collect goshuin, red seals possessed by shrines and temples in Japan that serve as proof of your pilgrimage.
Kyoto by Area
Using ATMs & Credit Cards
Day Pass Tickets
Kyoto City Bus
Being a Maiko
Green Tea in Kyoto
Goshuinchō: Book of Memories
Morimoto Decorative Metal Workshop
Kyoto’s Curious Charms
Kyoto Vegetarian and Vegan Food
Filming Locations in Kyoto