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Things to do in Sakyo Ward

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.
Landmark
“7 mins by bus from Nyosui Kan or you can reach there 20 mins or so on foot as well”
  • 201 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“●30minutes buy City bus No.205 Hours 9:00 to 17:00 Closed No closing days Admission 400 yen”
  • 151 locals recommend
Palace
“Kyoto Imperial Palace was the Imperial Family's residence until 1868. Kyoto Imperial Park, which surround the Palace, is an ideal place to walk and relax. You can enjoy reading a book on a bench, do your morning run, do a picnic, etc. To visit the Imperial Palace, you need to reserve in advance. Distance: 21minutes' walk from Kogane-an Entrance fee: Free”
  • 143 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Kyoto Manga Museum is a good place for manga lovers. You can read manga (mainly in Japanese) all day long! Distance: 12minutes' walk from Kogane-an Entrance fee: 800JPY for adults, 300JPY for Junion High-High School students, 100JPY for children Opening hours: 10:00~18:00 (closed on Wednesday)”
  • 113 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Ginkakuji Temple, also called the Silver Pavilion, is also a famous sight of Kyoto. A must-see destination! Distance: 28minutes by bus (bus n.204 and 93 , 230JPY) Entrance fee: 500 for adults, 300 for children Opening hours: 8:30~17:00 (9:00~16:30 from December to February)”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shrine
“This shrine was originally built as a pavilion to show what the original palace of Emperors in Kyoto was like. To celebrate 1100th year from Foundation of this city. It was a part of The first Expo in Japan. So This shrine is a smaller model of ancient Emperor’s palace. Now it turned into a shrine and is dedicated to the 50th Emperor “Kanmu” the Founder of Kyoto.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Shrine
“You can enjoy a Japanese flea market in Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 25th every month. There are many antique Japanese items. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“You may see lots of maple trees inside of the temple grounds. Especially, in a spot nearby the Three Gates is very popular with the saying of “what an impressive site, what an impressive site” by a famous thief Goemon in the Kabuki show. This is the best place to see marvelous view of red leaves around the Kyoto City. It is also worth seeing the garden of Chisen Kaiyu Style (pond at the center and surrounding garden path style) located in the Nanzen-In Tenjyuan In Spring, the temple grounds will also be full of cherry blossoms. The temple grounds are so huge that it is difficult to point out the best spot, but I am sure that you will be happy visiting Kyoto after you enjoys the collaboration of white wall, garden path and cherry blossoms.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shrine
“The shrine from ancient time. Older than this city. It holds rare primitive woods ward. The wedding ceremony of my sister was held here : ) best place to wed. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Exhibit
“In this zoo, we can feel rich nature of Kyoto and learn the relation of Homo sapiens and the wild animals. You can really sense the forest of Kyoto bodily, seeing the zoo. ”
  • 13 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.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is second oldest public museum in Japan. It was designed by Japanese architect Kenjiro Maeda and constructed in 1933. You can see Japanese tradition design in western influence. ”
  • 20 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
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♪”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ Kamo river. The most comfortable place in Kyoto. You can read a book, have lunch drink coffee, jogging and take a nap... 鴨川でパンとコーヒーでのんびりしてください。 ”
  • 18 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.”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“京都といえば名物のゆどうふ! 旬の食材をふんだんに使用した京会席を四季折々の美しい庭園を眺めながら、ゆったりとお召し上がりいただけます。 食後には順正書院のあるお庭の散策など、南禅寺順正だから味わえる、京都ならではの贅沢な時間を過ごすことができます。 Nanzenji Junsei is a Japanese restaurant located near Nanzen-ji Temple that is famous for its simple but superb tofu dishes. Here you can savour the subtle flavour of Yudofu (tofu in hot broth) served with spring onions, ginger or red peppers. You can enjoy traditional dishes while admiring the scenery of the restaurant’s beautifully maintained Japanese garden. You can even take a walk around the vast stroll garden after your meal. It’s perfect for vegetarians!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ok so sushi is expensive, but fear not! Kurazushi is here to save your wallet and your appetite for delicious sushi with plates that only cost 100 Yen! Not to mention its a conveyer belt style restaurant so it adds a bit of fun to it!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Sarasa Nishijin さらさ西陣 12am-11pm Close Wed(水曜定休) 1000-2000yen Old public bath renovated into a funky cafe. You can find beautiful old tiles here. English menu available, and variety of menu such as vegetarian, big salad, donburi, noodle, cakes, good coffee and more. 色鮮やかなマジョリカタイ ルが可愛い銭湯を改装しカ フェに。ヴィーガン料理も 提供。ケーキも定評あり。”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of popular Ramen restaurant!! Just a few minutes walk. You can enjoy unique Japanese Ramen there. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Toyouke-chaya is a very well-know tofu restaurant. Tofu being the specialty of Kyoto, it is worth trying. There is usually a queue before the shop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are looking for good Yakiniku restaurant. This is good option. It is better to make a reservation.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I you are looking for good Yakiniku restaurant. This is very good. it is better to make a reservation before you go. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Although the cover shot doesn't show it, this Italian has the best wood fired pizza in Kyoto. Great wine list. But the reason I go there is to sit outside by the Takase Canal and soak in the atmosphere of central Kyoto. You can often spot a Maiko-san (apprentice Geisha), on her way to appointments. Not cheap but well worth it if you need a break from Japanese food, or if it's a special occassion. It's super popular with foreigners and therefore super busy, so a reservation is usually required if you want to sit outside. Opens of lunch and dinner 7 x days a week. Good wine list.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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