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Best things to do in Kita Ward

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Buddhist Temple
“Golden Temple. This is a famous symbol of Kyoto. You must see the beauty of the Golden temple. Here is a tip. I would like you to compare with the ​Silver Temple. Which temple do you like the most? ”
143 locals recommend
Palace
“This is a house of Tennno. It has a big space to walk. If you go to here when spring, you can see the most beautiful Sakura.”
138 locals recommend
Shrine
“You can enjoy a Japanese flea market in Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 25th every month. There are many antique Japanese items. ”
71 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“A stone garden with 15 stones arranged on the sand, you can not see it all at once, from anywhere. The author and the gardening age are unknown, and the garden that brings some mysterious atmosphere further highlights the original beauty.”
56 locals recommend
Shrine
“Kamigamo Shrine's sister shrine. Despite being in the city,there are ancient virgin forests and clear streams.”
62 locals recommend
Shrine
“The Kamo Shrines, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important and oldest shrines in Kyoto. In fact, the Kamo Shrines even predate the city's establishment as national capital in 794. Throughout the thousand years that Kyoto served as Japan's capital city, the Imperial Court patronized the shrines as establishments dedicated to the city's protection and prosperity. Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社, Shimogamo Jinja, "Lower Kamo Shrine") is located at the junction of the Takano and Kamo rivers. It is surrounded by the Tadasu no Mori, a forest which was preserved during the modernization of the city and contains trees that are up to 600 years old.”
29 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Kyoto Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Japan with over 120,000 plants.It is a favorite place for visitors to Kyoto and Kyotoites themselves to stroll and picnic, especially in spring for the cherry blossom season and in fall for the autumn leaves.Regular light ups at night also attract people and a good place to keep warm in winter is at the spectacular conservatory.It is divided into various sections:Bamboo Garden,Bonsai Exhibit,Camellia Garden,Cherry Trees,European Style Garden,Flower Bed,Hydrangea Garden,Japanese Iris Garden,Japanese Native Plants, Lotus Pond,Nakaragi-no-mori Pond,Peony Garden,Perennial and Useful Plants Garden,Sunken Garden;and Uma Grove. ”
30 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Few travellers make the journey all the way out to this sprawling temple complex, but most who do find it a pleasant spot. It’s certainly a good counterpoint to the crowded and more famous temples nearby. Originally containing more than 60 structures, Ninna-ji was built in 888 and is the head temple of the Omuro branch of the Shingon school. The present temple buildings, including a five-storey pagoda, date from the 17th century.”
27 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“Kyoto has many famous tourist spots! Among them, we will introduce the recommended tourist spots in particular ♪ 京都には有名は観光地がたくさんあります! その中で特におすすめの観光スポットをご紹介します♪”
24 locals recommend
Shrine
“Kibune (貴船) is a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, which developed around Kifune Shrine. According to legend, a goddess traveled in a boat from Osaka all the way up the river into the mountains north of Kyoto, and Kifune Shrine was built at the site where her boat journey had come to an end.”
14 locals recommend
Bath House
“Funaoka Onsen is located in Murano, Kita-ku, south of Funaoka mountain. A long-established Karaha-style building designated as a registered tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. The interior starts with retro majolica tiles and can only be described as art, such as Kurama Tengu carved on the ceiling of the dressing room and openwork fields. On the other hand, the bath is very modern. In addition to electric baths, which were first introduced in Japan, their capabilities such as jet baths, open-air baths, and herbal baths are unique. In addition, guest houses and cafes are lined up, and it is a hidden tourist spot that has an old history but keeps changing.”
52 locals recommend
Shrine
“This shrine worships a Yin Yang fortune-teller. So will bring you talisman against evil and good luck charm. In fact this shrine is tailed many histories, leaves a lot of misteries.”
20 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“This is the place where Zen monks live. If you are lucky to enter one of the temples in Daitoku-ji. You can feel something really special about your life from the building, the people, the monk, and those atmospheres​. The original Zen spirit may be a little different from what you learned in your country. If you want to try and challenge our culture, if the God of Zen calls you, you can find something new or special in your life. Enjoy!!!”
42 locals recommend
Museum
“An absolute must-see for lovers of kimono and woven textiles. Only a 20-25 minute walk from Jam Jar. Weaving demonstrations available. Nice little museum and a great kimono fashion show on the 3rd floor every hour on the hour. All free. Very close to the Imperial Palace.”
25 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“A temple with a beautiful garden.All season recommended.It is a wonderful architectual style. ”
15 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Gio-ji Temple is a quiet temple surrounded by trees and a luxuriant moss garden ”
3 locals recommend