Kyoto City Zoo
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
This fine museum holds several major exhibitions a year (admission varies), as well as a variety of free shows. It’s always worth...
Okazaki-kōen is an expanse of parks and canals that lies between Niōmon-dōri and Heian-jingū. Two of Kyoto’s significant museums can be...
Often overlooked by the hordes that descend on the Higashiyama area, this elegant villa was the home of prominent statesman Yamagata...
Just around the corner from Heian-jingu, this cosy little cafe-gallery is a nice spot for a cuppa in the Okazaki-kōen area. There are...
The Hyōtei is considered to be one of Kyoto’s oldest and most picturesque traditional restaurants. In the main building you can sample...
Hōshōji-chō · interesting places nearby
Kyoto City Zoo information
While we aren’t thrilled about the conditions in which the animals are kept here – the cages and enclosures are pretty small – this is a sure-fire hit with kids. All the usual big mammals are present here. Don’t miss the Japanese giant salamander (sanshō uō) .