Discover the best of Kyoto's wonders with GAYOT's list

Kyoto Attractions

Kyoto Attractions

Discover temples, landmarks, museums and more attractions in Kyoto.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama 616-8383 Kyoto Japan

Transport yourself to a moment of enchantment with a stroll or a bike ride through the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. 

Fushimi Inari Shrine

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho 612-0882 Kyoto Japan

This Shinto shrine can be recognized by the thousands of vermilion torii gates leading to the top of Mount Inari.

Geisha

Gion District 600-8216 Kyoto Japan

Explore the enigma of these Japanese female figures.

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Higashiyama Jisho-ji 606-8402 Kyoto Japan

Ginkaku-ji was the retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who gained inspiration from his grandfather’s gilded residence, Kinkaku-ji.

Gion District

61 Hakatacho 605-0805 Kyoto Japan

Venture to Kyoto’s oldest geisha district for a glimpse of traditional Japanese entertainment.

Higashiyama District

1-294 Kiyomizu 605-0862 Kyoto Japan

Escape into nostalgia walking through the historic Higayshima District, a perfect representation of olden-day Kyoto.

Kawai Kanjiro's House

569 Kanei-cho 605-0875 Kyoto Japan

See the work of renowned potter Kawai Kanjiro.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkakujicho 603-8361 Kyoto Japan

Known as the “Golden Pavilion,” this Zen Buddhist temple is nothing short of breathtaking.

Kiyomizu-dera

294 Kiyomizu 1-chome 605-0862 Kyoto Japan

One of the more popular temples in Kyoto, the “Pure Water Temple” sits atop a mountain and boasts amazing views of the city.