In 1591 Toyotomi Hideyoshi built this temple, known as Hongan-ji, as the new headquarters for the Jōdo Shin-shū (True Pure Land) school...
A short walk north of Kyoto Station, this temple is the last word in all things grand and gaudy. Considering the proximity to the...
If you want to orient yourself as soon as you arrive in town, this is the place to do so. Located right outside the Karasuma (north)...
Jōjō is a funky modern izakaya within walking distance of Kyoto Station. Sit at the counter or at one of the tables. There’s an...
Lonely Planet review
A haven for the olfactory sense, this place has sold incense and aromatic woods (for burning, similar to incense) for four centuries. It’s opposite the gate of Nishi Hongan-ji.