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Eastern Kyoto

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 1  Kiyomizudera
Temple famous for its large wooden terrace.
User rating: 95/100 (1672 votes)
Visited by: 2992 users
 2  Ginkakuji
Beautiful temple not actually covered in silver.
User rating: 87/100 (1244 votes)
Visited by: 2413 users
 3  Higashiyama
Preserved historic district around Kiyomizudera.
User rating: 86/100 (332 votes)
Visited by: 667 users
 4  Sanjusangendo
Temple with 1001 human sized statues.
User rating: 88/100 (635 votes)
Visited by: 1142 users
 5  Nanzenji Temple
Zen temple with beautiful stone garden.
User rating: 82/100 (443 votes)
Visited by: 885 users
 6  Gion
Kyoto's most famous geisha district.
User rating: 85/100 (1513 votes)
Visited by: 2755 users
 7  Philosopher's Path
Walking trail famous for cherry blossoms.
User rating: 85/100 (764 votes)
Visited by: 1348 users
 8  Kodaiji Temple
Built in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
User rating: 84/100 (547 votes)
Visited by: 1106 users
 9  Shorenin Temple
A Tendai temple with garden next to Chionin.
User rating: 82/100 (84 votes)
Visited by: 188 users
 10  Heian Shrine
Modeled after the ancient Imperial Palace.
User rating: 81/100 (775 votes)
Visited by: 1534 users
 11  Chionin Temple
Head temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism.
User rating: 79/100 (377 votes)
Visited by: 804 users
 12  Eikando Temple
One of Kyoto's most famous autumn color spots.
User rating: 83/100 (147 votes)
Visited by: 295 users
 13  Shinnyodo Temple
Less famous temple known for its autumn colors.
User rating: 80/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 24 users
 14  Yasaka Shrine
Popular shrine hosting the Gion Festival.
User rating: 77/100 (577 votes)
Visited by: 1165 users
 15  Maruyama Park
Kyoto's most popular park for cherry blossoms.
User rating: 76/100 (188 votes)
Visited by: 413 users

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Kyoto offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets and tastes, including historic ryokan, Western style hotels and low-budget hostels. Among the most attractive districts to stay are the Kyoto Station area, the city center around Shijo Street and the Higashiyama District.
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Ryokan Motonago
A real traditional inn at Gion with 11 rooms, friendly staff. Walking distance of Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka-jinja and more.
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A fine ryokan in the Gion near geisha streets. Easy access to Kiyomizu-dera and Yasaka-jinja. Special offers available.
Gion Hatanaka
A real Japanese inn in a quiet area of Gion, famous for Geisha. 15min walk to Kiyomizu-dera. 5min to Yasaka-jinja.
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Traditional, cozy ryokan with 12 rooms. Japanese cottage style houses available. Located near Yasaka Shrine and Gion.
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One of Kyoto's most popular hostels. A ten minute walk from Kyoto Station.
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