A collection of soaring buildings and spacious courtyards, Chion-in serves as the headquarters of the Jōdo sect, the largest sect of...
Maruyama-kōen is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. This park is the place to come to escape the bustle of the city centre and...
This is a small teahouse near Gion where you can experience the Japanese tea ceremony with a minimum of fuss or expense. English...
Kyoto Kanze Kaikan Nō Theatre
This is your best bet for performances of nō .
With an English menu, and a staff of friendly Kyoto mama-sans who are at home with foreign customers, this is a great place for a cheap...
69-1 Sanjōbō-chō, Awataguchi, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
This temple is hard to miss, with its giant camphor trees growing just outside the walls. Fortunately, most tourists march right on past, heading to the area's more famous temples. That is their loss, because this intimate little sanctuary contains a superb landscape garden, that you can enjoy while drinking a cup of green tea (ask at the reception office).
Shōren-in, commonly called Awata Palace after the neighbourhood in which it is located, was originally the residence of the chief abbot of the Tendai school. Founded in 1150, the present building dates from 1895 and the main hall has sliding screens with paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.