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Best things to do in Nishikyo Ward

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“Arashiyama-Bamboo Forests is accessible from our place. You can be there by using train (Randen) departing at the Shizyo-Omiya staion.”
107 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Toei Kyoto Studio Park is the only theme park in Japan where you can observe the filming of period dramas (jidaigeki films). Here you can walk freely around the Toei Kyoto Studio film set. This set depicts a street from the Edo period, and is used to shoot more than 200 films per year. Enjoy the atmosphere of ancient Japan by taking in a ninja show maybe even dressing up as a geisha or samurai. You will find all kinds of entertainment for both the young and the old, in this world of imagination and creation. Have a great time!”
72 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Saihoji (西芳寺, Saihōji), more commonly known as Kokedera (苔寺), is one of Kyoto's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by mail.”
51 locals recommend
Zoo
“After 20minits of walking up the footpath from the entrance, you will find a rest hut and observation deck. You can feed the monkeys from inside the hut, and take in the view of breathtaking panorama of Kyoto from the deck. http://www.monkeypark.jp/Englishpage.html”
37 locals recommend
Establishment
“the Katsura Imperial Villa is home to splendid historic architecture and one of Japan's most famous historic gardens.”
54 locals recommend
Trail
“The famous bamboo grove in Kyoto. Transportation: 1)take a train from JR tanbaguchi to JR Arashiyama///// OR ///// 2) take Kyoto bus from Shijonakashinmichi bus stop to Arashiyama bus stop.”
23 locals recommend
Train Station
“当宿から嵐山までは車で30分、電車は東向日駅から桂駅で阪急嵐山線に乗り換え、15分ほどで到着します From our apartment to Arashiyama in 30 min by car or if you take train from Hankyu higashi muko station, change the train at Hankyu katura station to Hankyu arashiyama Line and arrive Arashiyama station in around 15 min.”
48 locals recommend
Establishment
“Rakushisha, the "Hut of Fallen Persimmons," is a famous landmark in the world of haiku poetry.”
22 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“当宿から車で20分 東向日駅から桂駅乗り換えで松尾大社駅まで10分 From our apartment 20 min by car or if you take train to Hankyu higashimuko station and chenge the train to Hankyu Arashiyama line at Katura station, arrive Matsuotaisha station in 10 min.”
27 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Gio-ji Temple is a quiet temple surrounded by trees and a luxuriant moss garden ”
24 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Taizo-in Temple is a small Zen temple located on the spacious grounds of Myoshin-ji Temple. ”
26 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“当宿から車で20分 東向日駅から桂駅乗り換えで松尾大社駅まで10分 From our apartment 20 min by car or if you take train to Hankyu higashimuko station and chenge the train to Hankyu Arashiyama line at Katura station, arrive Matsuotaisha station in 10 min.”
28 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“A temple with a beautiful garden.All season recommended.It is a wonderful architectual style. ”
36 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Myoshinji Temple is very close from our place. The precincts the ground is free to enter. There are many temples designated as cultural heritage and each cost is an admission fee of ¥ 500. (The Myoshinji Temple is famous for having 3400 Buddhist temples around the world. You can find gorgeous gardens there!) You must try to go.”
33 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Yoshiminedera is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism located in Kyoto's western mountains. Similar to Kiyomizudera on the opposite side of town”
21 locals recommend
Establishment
“Kōryū-ji is said to be the oldest temple in Kyoto, having been constructed in 603 ”
29 locals recommend