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Kyoto

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  • Gion (Geisha District)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Things to Do

    In the evening we had a quick stroll through the Gion area of the city. It was pretty with its wooden buildings and lamps. However, I do not feel we really did the area justice as we were exhausted, hungry and cold by the time we got here. Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district. It is located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the...

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  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    Kyoto Hotels

    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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  • Kaiten zushi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Restaurants

    One of the must-have eating experiences on any visit to Japan is a visit to a kaiten or conveyor- belt sushi restaurant, and this one in Kyoto is a great example. On the ground floor (or first floor I guess, since the Japanese follow the US convention in numbering floors) is a counter where diners perch on stools and choose from the plates that...

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Kurama

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  • Mount Kurama

    Kurama Things to Do

    The mountain is of course famous for Kurama-dera Temple, but it is also believed to one place where tengu live (the big-nosed half-bird, half-human creatures).One of the biggest draws to Kurama, though, is its nature. The forest is very serene and absolutely gorgeous in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Along the trail you'll find a...

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  • Getting to Kurama

    Kurama Transportation

    It's very easy to reach Kurama by train. First, if you are not on the Keihan Line, you need to get there. It runs through Eastern Kyoto. If you're at Kyoto Station, you can take a train to Tambabashi Station to transfer to the Keihan Line. If you're in Osaka on the loop, go to Kyobashi Station to transfer to the Keihan Line.From the Keihan Line,...

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  • Kurama-dera Temple

    Kurama Things to Do

    Kurama-dera Temple was founded by a monk in 770. Although the temple's main building is up the mountain (near the mid-way point along the path from Kurama to Kifune), it is actually spread out over the mountainside. The temple's gate is actually near Kurama Station, before you reach Yuki Shrine, and the pagoda is at the top of the cablecar. The...

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Uji

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  • Ujigama Shrine

    Uji Things to Do

    Built in memory of emperor Ojin sometime between 794 and the 1100's. It is believed to be one of the oldest existing shrines in Japan (many whose founding dates are earlier are later copies).

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  • Byodo in

    Uji Things to Do

    Built in 998 as the villa of Fujiwara clan it was converted to a temple in 1052. The grounds are not near as extensive as many temples with the main attraction being the dramatic Phoenix hall.

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  • Tales of the Genji

    Uji Local Customs

    Uji figures prominently in one of japan most famous literary pieces, tales of the Genji's written in the 11th century. Spots highlighted in the book are marked throughout town.

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Miyazu

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  • Amanohashidate

    Miyazu Things to Do

    Amanohashidate is the sanbar across Lake Aso in Miyazu Bay. There are two places where you can see the iconic view and the view is different from both of them.The first is "View Land" behind Amanohashidate Station. For 800 yen (covers getting there and back) you can take either a cablecar or chair lift to the top. The view from here is more...

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  • Mizayu Royal Hotel

    Miyazu Hotels

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

  • Chionji Temple

    Miyazu Things to Do

    Chionji is located right beside the speedboat docks on the side of Amanohashidate Station. It is most famous for its pagoda, which was built in 1500. It is also said to have one of the top three Monju Boddhisatva symbols. Those traveling from the station to the other side of the sandbar will pass the temple, so it is nice to at least walk around...

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Yawata

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  • Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine

    Yawata Things to Do

    Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine is located atop Mount Otokoyama. It was designated as one of the top shrines in the nation during the Heian Period, and the Imperial court made special offerings here.Enshrined here are three deities, Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and Hime no Okami. It is said that the shrine was established here after the Priest Gyokyo...

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  • Getting to Yawata

    Yawata Transportation

    Yawata is very easy to access via Yawata Station. The station is located on the Keihan Line, which travels from eastern Kyoto to Osaka (not Kyoto Station or Osaka Station though!).From Yawata Station, there is a cablecar to take you up to the top of Mount Otokoyama. It's one of the shortest cablecars in the country! You can then take the cablecar...

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  • Mount Otokoyama

    Yawata Things to Do

    Mount Otokoyama is a holy mountain that is important for its spiritual value, as well as its historical significance. Spiritually, atop the mountain is Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most important Shinto Shrines in the nation during the Heian Period.Historically, the mountain is important because the bamboo from this mountain was used by...

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