Speaking of a tourist spot in Kyoto: Temple? Shrine? No, it’s not. You would get in deeper and deeper as getting to know about the charms. I introduce you the recommended tourist spots to be able to enjoy regardless of age or gender. Please enjoy fully the refined Kyoto.
A tourist spot of new Kyoto A lookout point at 100 meters above the ground
Kyoto Tower is in front of a central gate of JR Kyoto Station. It was made in 1964, as an image of the lighthouse which lights up the town of Kyoto without the sea. A lookout point is the highest place in Kyoto; you can watch Kyoto’s beautiful scenery for 360 degrees. There is a public bathhouse “Yuu” in the basement 3rd floor. It opens from 7a.m. to 10p.m. It’s nice to heal your fatigue of your trip before going out for sightseeing.
【Spot name】Kyoto Tower
【Address】721-1, Higashi-Shiokoji-Cho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】Lookout point: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (the last entrance: 8:40 p.m.) ※It changes in seasons.
A good point of Aquarium and the quality of Kyoto! Relaxed tourist spot of Kyoto
You can watch Five Storied Pagoda from Kyoto Aquarium. There are various creatures: from a creature of the seawater to nature which featured the theme of a river of Kyoto. The face of the aquarium is Giant Salamander! There are many goods available. The dolphin performance to be carried out backed by the cityscape of Kyoto is recommended. In autumn, you can enjoy the colored leaves as well.
【Spot name】Kyoto Aquarium
【Address】35-1 Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto (inside Umekoji Park)
【Hours of operation】10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oasis of citizen of Kyoto: Come here to know the four seasons of Kyoto!
This is the Japanese oldest public synthesis botanical garden opened in 1924. In the huge park, there are cherry blossoms forest, a garden of camellia, and a row of camphor. There is a café in the park; you can feel like being in a resort. In the Christmas season, the illumination event would be held. There are many events in every season. Please check out the website of the garden.
【Spot name】Kyoto Botanical Garden
【Address】Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (It will be closed at 5:00 p.m..)
A tourist spot only in Kyoto! Tetsugaku no Michi: the most suitable for walk and a holiday making
Tetsugaku no Michi is located at the foot of Higashiyama-mountain. It’s one of the promenades representing Kyoto, and was chosen as 100 selections of ways of Japan. Though it is a quiet way which was loved by many writers of Kyoto, it changes completely in the season for outings. Many tourists come to walk through. Cherry blossoms in spring, a hydrangea in the rainy season, fireflies in the early summer, and the colored leaves in autumn: many attractiveness is waiting for the tourists throughout the year.
【Spot name】Tetsugaku no Michi
【Address】Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A tourist spot that you can never miss if you like art
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art was opened in the memory of the enthronement of the Emperor Showa in 1933. It keeps the beautiful figure with those days on, and the history is the deepest in the public art museum in the west kansai. It performs over 140 displays in a year: you can come across various art works. And around the museum is the tourist spot where attracts attention. A café, a general shop, and galleries are increasing rapidly. The famous art museums are crowded together in the area.
【Spot name】Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
【Address】124, Okazaki Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto,
【Hours of operation】9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The last entrance: 4:30 p.m.)
【Regular holiday】Monday (opened if it’s a holiday) The year-end and New Year holidays (December 8 – January 2)
Stores up approximately 12500 points! Thoroughly enjoy Kyoto culture in Kyoto National Museum
It is the national museum opened in 1897. It stores up approximately 12500 of possessed products and deposited products, mainly on cultural assets from the Heian era to the Edo era. There are Meiji Kotokan (special exhibition hall) and Heisei Chishinkan. Meiji Kotokan is a building of red bricks, and was chosen as a national cultural property. In the garden of the museum, many outdoor arts are dotted: you can find new discoveries just by walking.
【Spot name】Kyoto National Museum
【Address】527, Chaya-Machi, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto-VCity, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (It will be closed at 6p.m. during the special exhibition.) (It will be closed at 8p.m. on Friday) (The last entrance will be permitted 30 minutes before closing.)
A perfect market to try out the good at various shops
Nishiki Market is the Kyoto’s kitchen: The shops of approximately 130 are jostling on the both sides of the stress of approximately 390 meters. Many tourists visit there from the inside and outside of the country. Foods of perfect size are prepared to eat as walking. There is the shop of traditional Japanese goods and cooking equipment.
【Spot name】Nishiki Market
【Address】Nishiki-Kouji-Douri (Teramachi – Takakura), Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】Differs for each shop
New sense and impression drama: A new famous spot of Kyoto The world of the five senses
Gear: the stage of non-verbal performance without using words. It uses mime, dance, a picture, and full-color LED to develop a story. It is in the ranking of the tourist spots that is popular among foreigners. It would stimulate your five senses.
【Address】56 Benkeiishi-Cho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tourist spot of Kyoto to be able to stop at aimlessly: Kamogawa-River which is loved kindly anytime
Kamogawa-River is the symbol of Kyoto. It is easy to drop in from the station of each public transport. It expresses various scenes for each season. Tourists and couples are sitting at the bank; the scene would make you feel warm. This tourist spot is being loved by the local citizens. Why don’t you drop in?
【Address】Kita-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto
【Hours of operation】10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last Order: 9:30 p.m.)
Kyoto is strong in the impression of green tea and shrines.
There is the powerful charm of unknown Kyoto more.
Go round the tourist spots that introduced as beginner’s class and be an expert of Kyoto!