Kyoto: Northern Kyoto

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 1  Kinkakuji
Temple building covered in gold.
User rating: 92/100 (1977 votes)
Visited by: 3562 users
 2  Shugakuin Villa
Imperial villa at the outskirts of Kyoto.
User rating: 89/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 173 users
 3  Ninnaji Temple
Temple turned former imperial residence.
User rating: 82/100 (335 votes)
Visited by: 699 users
 4  Kibune
Town with shrine in the northern mountains.
User rating: 89/100 (41 votes)
Visited by: 95 users
 5  Kurama
Rural town with temple and hot spring.
User rating: 86/100 (171 votes)
Visited by: 359 users
 6  Ryoanji Temple
Zen Temple with famous rock garden.
User rating: 86/100 (859 votes)
Visited by: 1602 users
 7  Ohara
Rural area famous for Sanzenin Temple.
User rating: 85/100 (146 votes)
Visited by: 354 users
 8  Sanzenin Temple
Popular Temple in rural Ohara north of Kyoto.
User rating: 85/100 (143 votes)
Visited by: 334 users
 9  Hieizan
Mountain temple complex of the Tendai sect.
User rating: 83/100 (170 votes)
Visited by: 421 users
 10  Takao
Wooded valley with temples north of Kyoto.
User rating: 82/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 158 users
 11  Daitokuji Temple
Large Zen temple complex.
User rating: 81/100 (369 votes)
Visited by: 781 users
 12  Kamo Shrines
Two of Kyoto's most important shrines.
User rating: 80/100 (231 votes)
Visited by: 518 users
 13  Kitano Tenmangu
Popular shrine hosting a monthly flee market.
User rating: 80/100 (261 votes)
Visited by: 640 users
 14  Enkoji Temple
Nice Zen temple known for its autumn colors.
User rating: 88/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 71 users
 15  Manshuin Temple
Important temple near Shugakuin Imperial Villa.
User rating: 82/100 (13 votes)
Visited by: 31 users

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