Eastern Kyoto

DESTINATIONS japan kyoto eastern-kyoto

East of the Kamogawa River, in the neighborhoods known as Higashiyama (literally, Eastern Mountain) and Okazaki, are some of Kyoto's most dazzling shrines and temples, stretching from solemn Sanjusangen-do in the south to the elegant Ginkaku-ji in the north. The cobbled streets of the Gion district are mysterious during the day, and even more so at night.

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Kyoto Handicraft Center

This center has served visitors and residents for decades with its huge selection of crafts and art, both new and…

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Choraku-ji

A procession of stone lanterns lines the steep stairway to this tiny temple founded in the early 9th century by…

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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

This museum on the Miyako Messe exhibition hall's basement level is devoted to the finely made crafts for which Kyoto…

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