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Sightseeing and landmarks in Ukyo Ward

Art museums

Art Museum
“Kyoto Manga Museum is a good place for manga lovers. You can read manga (mainly in Japanese) all day long! Distance: - By foot : 27 minutes - By subway: 12 minutes, Karasuma subway line, from Gojo Station to Karasuma Oike Station, 220JPY Entrance fee: - Adults : 800JPY - Junion High-High School students: 300JPY - Children: 100JPY Opening hours: 10:00~18:00 (closed on Wednesday)”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“The Kyoto Bunka Museum is a museum established for the purpose of introducing the history and culture of Kyoto as a memorial service for the 1,200 years in Heian Time. In the 3rd floor film theater, masterpieces movies from Kyoto prefecture are screened sequentially.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“京都駅 烏丸口 Kyoto Station Karasuma-guchi Bus Stop Pls use this Bus Stop to get on Route 17(Kyoto City Bus) ”
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History museums

Museum
“Opened in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum (京都国立博物館, Kyōto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is one of Japan's oldest and most distinguished museums. It is one of only four top-level national museums alongside the Tokyo National Museum, Nara National Museum and Kyushu National Museum. The museum's permanent collection is presented to the public in rotating exhibitions and consists of a wide variety of cultural properties, including archaeological relics, sculptures, ceramics, calligraphy, costumes and paintings. It is housed in the spacious galleries of the Heisei Chishinkan, a building designed by Taniguchi Yoshio and opened in 2014. The architect is also known for the Horyuji Homotsukan at the Tokyo National Museum, the Sea Life Aquarium at Tokyo's Kasai Rinkai Park, the Mimoca Art Museum in Marugame and his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, temporary special exhibitions are held in the museum's original main building that was constructed during the Meiji Period in 1895. Renamed the Meiji Kotokan, the redbrick building, together with the similarly styled main entrance gates, are beautiful examples of Meiji architecture and have been designated as important cultural properties.”
  • 57 locals recommend
History Museum
“Ryukoku Museum is the largest museum in the world completely dedicated to Buddhist artifacts.”
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History Museum

Scenic lookouts

Zoo
“Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī Pāku) is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the same side of the Oi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild but can be fed food purchased at the site.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Zoo
“Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī Pāku) is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the same side of the Oi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild but can be fed food purchased at the site.”
  • 1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
“京都タワーの地下にあります。いろんなお店が集まるフードホール形式になっているので、みんなで好きな飲み物・食べ物を持ち寄ることができます。夜の雰囲気もいいですよ。”
  • 1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
  • 1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark

Historic sites

Buddhist Temple
“Here's Kinkakuji Temple which is called The golden Pavilion. Covered in glittering gold leaf, the pavilion dazzles admirers as it shimmers in the sunlight over its mirroring pond. Both the temple and its delightful Zen stroll garden are a must visit location for any visitor to Kyoto. You can visit Kinkakuji for 30 min by bus from Unagi Inn”
  • 153 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: - By foot: 37 minutes - By subway: 13 minutes - Subway Karasuma Line, Gojo Station to Marutamachi Station - 220JPY Entrance fee: Free”
  • 140 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“This temple is most famous for its long main hall (the longest in Japan!) and the collection of sculptures it houses, including 1001 Thousand-armed Kannon, 28 standing attendants, a statue of Fūjin and a statue of Raijin, and the principal image of the temple, a big seated statue of Thousand-armed Kannon.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Shrine
“Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the most important of several hundred shrines across Japan.There are over 1,500 plum trees on the Kitano Tenmangū grounds, and over 50 different species are represented, visible in white, pink, and red during late winter.”
  • 75 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. ”
  • 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.”
  • 29 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. Kifune Shrine is dedicated to the god of water and rain and believed to be the protector of those at sea. Here you can obtain a unique type of fortune written on paper slips (omikuji) that reveal their messages when dipped into water. Okunomiya, the inner sanctum and original site of Kifune Shrine, lies about one kilometer further up the valley. It has a large rock, known as the boat stone, which is said to be where the goddess' yellow boat is buried.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shrine
“1-2 mins on foot from Nyosui Kan. Very small and tiny shrine, but many people come to pray for Abeno Seimei -onmyoji.”
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Libraries

Library
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Library
“This is the nearest public library. Almost all the books here are written in Japanese. How about studying here if you are not good at using the Japanese language?”
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