Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the residence of the Imperial family until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869, is located in Kyoto Gyoen Park. Now, the Kyoto Gyoen Park consists of trees which are over 100 years old, Reservation needed for English guided tour.
■ Guided tours: 10:00 and 14:00
Nijo Castle is located in the middle of the city. It is inscribed as a World Heritage in Japan, and Ninomaru wing is designated as a national treasure. Further more in 1994, it is inscribed as UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. It is a very famous site seeing spot.
■ Opening hours: 8:45-17:00(gate closes at 16:00)
■ Entrance fee: adults 600JPY
A three story cloister type building, containing about 30 shops such as fashion, gourmet, and interior. Many events are held in this very unique shopping mall.
Opening hours: shops 11:00-20:00(Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays until 21:00)
Japan’s first integrated manga museum, which consists of valuable information concerning Japanese and foreign mangas. Precious historical materials, famous modern mangas, and about 200,000 masterpieces from all over the world can be accessed.
This is the river which nurtured the Kyoto culture for more than 1000years, and still remains its clarity as a place of recreation and relaxation for many people living in the big city of Kyoto. Cherry blossoms in spring, Yuka in summer, coloring of leaves in autumn, and pewit gull in winter: You can enjoy the 4 seasons of ancient capital of Kyoto.
Takasegawa is a canal built by Suminokura Ryoui in 1611 for transporting goods from central Kyoto to Fushimi. It is also famous for it’s beautiful cherry blossoms in spring.
Teramachi dori was built by Hideyoshi as a quarter for temples and many of these temples still remains between Sanjo dori and Marutamachi dori. Many long-established shops of Buddhist items, Japanese confectioneries, and valuable books of Kyoto are in this area.
This shrine enshrines Wakeno Kiyomaro and his sister Hiromushihime for their contribution in capital relocation of Heian Kyo. It is also known as wild boar shrine where many people come to pray for their health and cure.
※ 1minute on foot = 80meters