Kyoto-fu Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by toonsarah
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    Kumano Shrine
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  • Kumano Shrine
    Kumano Shrine
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Kyoto-fu Off The Beaten Path

  • Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji, beautiful buddhist stone sculptures. In Arashiyama, go to Adashino Nenbutsu-ji, where one can walk the bamboo grove. pass this temple, follow the walking path north,till one reaches the orange torri, walk through it and continue walking for another 10 mins. the Otagi temple is on your left side, hill slope. the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji...

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  • Ohara Area

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Ohara is a major stomping ground for Japanese 'aki-front' followers; when the nation gets bored of pining for cherry blossoms and instead glues its eyes to NHK for the first news reports of Kyoto's maple leaves turning autumn red.

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  • Hozu River

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Old Cliffie is a bit too old for white-knuckle pastimes such as bungee jumping or whitewater rafting. But he did enjoy the 'Hozugawa Kudari' - trip down the river Hozu - near Kyoto. Take the train (20 minutes) from Kyoto to Kameoka, from where it's a ten-minute walk to the river. The trip lasts just under two hours along a deep, twisting gorge...

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  • Hyogo Prefecture

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Many say that one will not need to visit any other castle after seeing the most beautiful castle of Japan, the Himeji Castle. Although a bit far from Kyoto than other nearby places, this castle is worth a visit. It is white in colour and a World Heritage Site too. The main highlight of Himeji is this castle. NOTE : Please refer to my Himeji Page...

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  • Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Two train stops south out of Kyoto, a brilliant walk right from Fushimi station takes you to the temple of Fushimi-Inari, and continuing up the hill through 10,000 red torii dedicated by companies to the gods of business. Once you reach the top, the descent on the other (northern) side is much more wild and unkept, and the trail comes out by some...

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  • General

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Kyoto is not really a very large city, although there are many places to visit! The bus, train, and subway system really makes most of the city very easy to access. What many people consider to be "off the beaten path" are lesser visited sites, but they are actually very easy to access and very much "ON the path"! Because of this, I have put my...

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  • Otsu City

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan and among the top largest lakes in the world. It is actually surrounded by a few prefectures, one of which is Shiga. All the usual lake activities can be found there, like canoeing etc. The lake is also the place where they hold the national school rowing boats competition.

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  • Nanzenji Temple

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    This is a huge temple complex situated in the eastern part of Kyoto at the foot of the hills, and can be considered off the beaten track as it doesn't seem to get as much visitors as the other more "celebrated" world heritage site. Nanzenji Temple is a very attractive temple situated on the Philosopher's Walk route and entrance into the temple...

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  • Arashiyama

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    If you fancy something different to do in Kyoto or simply suffering from temple fatigue and like animals, how about a trip to the Monkey Park at Arashiyama. You enter the park strolling up a steep mountain path, when you get to the top you get to the feeding area which has an incredible view of Kyoto and lots of monkeys (the park has around 170...

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  • Nara City

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    By basing in Kyoto, there are other areas in the Kansai region that you can visit fairly easily as the transportation system is efficient enough to bring you anywhere in Kansai in the fatest time. Nara is a historical site and definitely worth visiting. It is home for many World Heritage Sites too. Being an ancient capital of Japan, Nara has lotsa...

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  • Otani Mausoleum

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    A little unusual, but we found this by accident. Rather than following the main route up to the Kiyomizu Temple with all the usual stalls selling souvenirs we found a path at the bottom of the hill just by the main freeway intersection that took us up the hill through a graveyard. Space being at a premium in Japan the graveyards are built on the...

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  • Osaka City

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Osaka is a big and bust city. We were there mainly for shopping. 2 places we went, Umeda and Namba. These are great shopping start points. Dotonobori is a must go. Just observing the busy lifestyle of the people is also interesting. As for turist attractions, I would say there are a few : - Osaka Castle - Osaka Aquarium - Dotonbori - Tennoji Park

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  • Yoshino City

    Kyoto Off The Beaten Path

    Yoshino is south of Kyoto, located in Nara-ken. It's a famous place of watching cherry blossoms and red leaves. About 2 hours of trains from Kyoto, with a change of train at Kashihara-jingu-mae, you'll arrive the skirt of Yoshino-yama. From where, you can either take the ropeway or the bus to get to the mountain area. If you're lucky enough to go...

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  • Osawa-ike

    Osawa-ike, is the Japan?s oldest artifitial pond considerning Dotei lake in China as a model, is located Sagano dstrict near Daikaku-ji temple.A short walk from Daikaku-ji Bus-stop

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  • Togetsukyo, a beatiful wooden bridge

    Togetsukyo, is a wooden beatiful bridge, means Moon Crossing Bridge, and famous for its views of cherry blossoms and autumn colors on the slopes of Mt. Arishiyama. 5 minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station

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  • hot spring in "œ«¤ÎœØȪ"

    There are lots of hot spring near Kameoka, my friend - Toyoko brought me to one of the hotspring ,where we had to take a bus to get there. It took almost half hour. Actually it was a restort hotel for Japanese. The hotspring was inside the hotel and the fee is not so expensive , as I remembered only 980yen including lunch! We enjoyed the moment...

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  • Boat trip or tram from Kameoka to...

    It is a wonderful to have a very cool travelling in summer. So I chose to take the boat trip travel in the Hozu River. I found that I was cool down from the hot summer in Japan.I had travelled to China - Qualin and Wuyi Shan where are famous at the beautiful of the river and valley, I found the feeling was different from China. The mountains there...

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  • Arashiyama more

    There were many men fishing inside of the Hozu river. They were well equipped. I am afraid they would not go back home for the weekend. I just found it was the style of Japanese family. The husband leave the wife at home and enjoyed himself in holidays. So why they cannot share the moments with his wife ???There are lots of joy from the mountain...

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  • Arashiyama

    I like it very much. I went there twice in Kyoto. Very nice places to make you relax ! Especially the stall near the river bank , you find there are lots of ice-cream. It's a romantic trip for you , where you can take a boat trip or walk around the bank or go to the resturant.

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  • Imperial Villa

    The Imperial Villa of Shugakuin is my favorite if the imperial villas in Kyoto because of its setting. It is situated at the base of Mt. Hiei and has a commading view of Kyoto. The villa is really a compound of several pavillions situated at different elevations - the lower villa, the middle villa, and the upper villa. The upper villa, of course...

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  • traditional inaka living

    The town to see while visiting Kyoto Prefecture is Miyama-cho, about 2 hours northwest of the city. The town is divided into 5 villages, and the village to see is Kitamura, where it has the greatest number of thatched roof homes in all of Japan.The village park of Ono Dam has momiji, or maple leaves in the Fall, and sakura, or cherry blossoms in...

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Kyoto-fu Hotels

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  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    We stayed 3 nights at Kyoto Granvia Hotel from Feb. 27 to Mar 1, 2008. We paid Yen 17,600 per night,...

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  • Hotel Arstainn

    10-3 Minami Hamacho, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0057, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • R Inn Fukuchiyama

    3-20-1 Ekinancho, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0942, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mizayu Royal Hotel

    58 Koaza-Iwamoto Aza-Tai,Miyazu-Shi, Miyazu, 626-8

  • Ueno Frex Hotel

    544-2 Nakakawara, Hirano

  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto

    This hotel is situated a seven minutes taxi ride from the train station (about 7-800 yen) and five...

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  • Hotel Mare Takata

    2002-3 Hama, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0036, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Royal Hill Fukuchiyama

    176 Aza Haze Koazasawaiyama, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0857, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto

    First thing when you enter this hotel is that you notice is that it has a small front desk area for...

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