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Things to do in Sakamoto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place of Worship
“One of the most oldest shrine in Japan. Clean air and power in this area. beautiful cherry blossoms and green or red color in the season as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Soba Restaurant
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“The restaurant is famous for good Soba in Japanese traditional building. in Sakamoto. and have an amazing restaurant (Miotsukushi) in the night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Beautiful temple complex , no foreign tourists and of course you do not have to pay . The walk up into the temple complex is mostly past monks` houses and gardens...you can walk into the gardens and have a look . Walk up to the fist hall on the left ...large view of Lake Biwa...and then up to the main hall and go in the right side door ( leave your shoes at the bottom on the stone steps) an older lady monk is usually there reciting Mantras..Many times I have been the only person there listening to the chanting , very peaceful . They also put on an opera in the grounds last year ...Turendot ..fantastic ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“ 比叡山のふもとにある大津市坂本は、門前町として古来からおおいに栄えてきました。一帯は国の重要伝統的建造物郡保存地区に選定されています。 なかでも里坊は、歴史の街・坂本ならではの町並みをつくっています。里坊は延暦寺の僧侶の隠居所で、今も数多く残されています。旧竹林院は、こうした里坊のひとつで邸内には主屋の南西に約3,300㎡の庭園が広がり、2棟の茶室と四阿(あずまや)があります。八王子山を借景にした庭園は、地形をたくみに利用しながら滝組と築山を配し、四季折々の風情をかもし出しています。”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“日吉大社(ひよしたいしゃ)は、滋賀県大津市坂本にある神社。式内社(名神大社)、二十二社(下八社)の一社。旧社格は官幣大社で、現在は神社本庁の別表神社。 全国に約2,000社ある日吉・日枝・山王神社の総本社である。通称として山王権現とも呼ばれる。猿を神の使いとする。西本宮と東本宮を中心とする400,000m2の境内は国の史跡に指定される。社名の「日吉」はかつては「ひえ」と読んだが、第二次世界大戦後は「ひよし」を正式の読みとしている。Wikipediaより”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Very traditional soba restaurant! They have a great food with great atmosphere! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“This Cafe can have breakfast in the morning,( You need a reservation before going to the CAFE) Lunch etc”
  • 1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“Beautiful garden , 6-00 am Mantras and the burning of offerings ,) with the monks and other attendants..( beauty ,prayers , ceremony and laughter”
  • 1 local recommends
Snack Place
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  • 1 local recommends
Soba Restaurant
“The restaurant is 302 years old this year ...it is a Soba lunch type of place with a beautiful garden view from the back room ...they will always try to sit you in the front room, maybe easier for them but not as beautiful for you ...they also now have a menu in English but still only take cash ...Soba about 8 usd Best time to go , just after the temples close and the Japanese tourists have gone back to Kyoto...so about 5pm ..they close at 6pm ”
  • 1 local recommends
Tea Room
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“No, this is not a coffee shop but rather a Matcha, place . They serve Matcha with 2 sweets to go with it ...it is not cheap at 8 usd ....but you will have a fine few of a beautiful garden ,ansd will be able to look through the family photos of Samaurai suits ...and they are still hanging there ...and enjoy being with your friends . a time for a quiet cup of tea with tradition ”
  • 1 local recommends
Train Station
“Hiei is a high mountain in Kyoto, there are many facilities that Saicho that was spread Buddhism has created. The view from the mountain is also very beautiful. Keihan Sakamoto Station from Yamashina”
  • 2 locals recommend
Supermarket
“One of the closest shopping mall. You can buy grocery and stuff at cheap price if you are considering cooking something!”
  • 1 local recommends
Train Station
“cable car going up Mr Hie, the the Unesco ( world heritage site ) Enrakuji ...44 temples to see , and if you want you can go down into kyoto ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Soba Restaurant
“The restaurant is famous for good Soba in Japanese traditional building. in Sakamoto. and have an amazing restaurant (Miotsukushi) in the night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very traditional soba restaurant! They have a great food with great atmosphere! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Snack Place
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“This Cafe can have breakfast in the morning,( You need a reservation before going to the CAFE) Lunch etc”
  • 1 local recommends
Soba Restaurant
“The restaurant is 302 years old this year ...it is a Soba lunch type of place with a beautiful garden view from the back room ...they will always try to sit you in the front room, maybe easier for them but not as beautiful for you ...they also now have a menu in English but still only take cash ...Soba about 8 usd Best time to go , just after the temples close and the Japanese tourists have gone back to Kyoto...so about 5pm ..they close at 6pm ”
  • 1 local recommends

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