This small local temple would make a nice change from the touristy temples along the main drag.
This building was the hut of Mukai Kyorai, the best-known disciple of the illustrious haiku poet Bashō. Legend holds that Kyorai dubbed...
Hakko Shokudo Kamoshika
This excellent new restaurant on the north side of JR Saga-Arashiyama Station specialiaes in fermented Japanese foods, most of it...
4 Osawa-chō, Saga, Ukyō-ku · interesting places nearby
A 25-minute walk northeast of Nison-in you will find Daikaku-ji, one of Kyoto’s less-commonly visited temples. It was built in the 9th century as a palace for Emperor Saga, who then converted it into a temple. The present buildings date from the 16th century and are palatial in style; they also contain some impressive paintings. The large Osawa-no-ike pond was once used by the emperor for boating and is a popular spot for viewing the harvest moon.