One of Kyoto’s hidden pleasures, this temple was founded in 1680 to honour the priest Hōnen. It’s a lovely, secluded temple with...
Path of Philosophy (Tetsugaku-no-Michi)
The Tetsugaku-no-Michi is one of the most pleasant walks in all of Kyoto. Lined with a great variety of flowering plants, bushes and...
This pagoda, which stands above the temple of Kurodani, offers one of the best views over the city. You cannot enter the pagoda itself,...
Filling noodle and rice dishes are served at this pleasant shop with an English menu. Plain udon are only ¥500, but we recommend you...
12 Shi-shigatani goshonodan-chō, Sakyō-ku · interesting places nearby
Only open to the public in spring and autumn, Reikan-ji is one of Kyoto’s great lesser-visited attractions. During the spring opening, you will find the grounds positively rioting with camellia. In autumn, the brilliant reds of the maples will dazzle the eye. The small collection of artworks in the main building is almost as good as the colours outside. Check with the Tourist Information Center for exact opening dates, as they vary by year.