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Kyoto & Vicinity

Walking Guide
Twenty-four Selected Courses
Kyoto & Vicinity
Walking Guide
Kyoto, which was Japan's capital for over 1,000
years, is a veritable open-air museum. All over the
city, you can find countless shrines, temples,
palaces and other historical sites. The main
attractions that draw over 50 million visitors each
year to this sacred city include the lavishly ornate
Golden and Silver Pavilions, the mysterious Rock
Garden at Ryoanji Temple and the ever famous
Kiyomizu-dera Temple constructed eloquently over
a steep cliff overlooking the city.

In this guidebook, there are 12 recommended


courses designed to help first-time individual
travelers to enjoy the tourist attractions in Kyoto on
their own. Also included are another 12 courses
covering Kyoto's environs, which also abound in
historical sites and art as well as scenic beauty.

We sincerely hope this guidebook will be your


helping hand to make the most of your visit to
Kyoto and its vicinity.

Note to Museum Visitors


Admission to museums is usually until 30 minutes prior to
closing time. Museums generally close on Mondays (some
close on other days of the week), and the New Year holidays.
If the closing day falls on a national holiday, the following day
is generally closed instead.

Cover Photo : Maiko (c) Q.Sawami / Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kifune-jinja Shrine,


Ryoanji Temple, Sagano (c)JTA
CONTENTS
Map of Kyoto & Vicinity 4
Map of Kyoto 6
Railway Network in Kansai 8
Transportation in Kansai 12
Tourist Information 17

Kyoto Recommended Courses


Course 1 Higashiyama 20
Course 2 Western Kyoto 24
Course 3 Downtown Kyoto 28
Course 4 Kyoto Imperial Palace & Nijo-jo Castle 30
Course 5 Around Kyoto Station 32
Course 6 Ohara 34
Course 7 Kurama & Kibune 36
Course 8 Fushimi 38
Course 9 Amanohashidate & Miyazu City 40
Course 10 Uji 42
Course 11 Miyama 44
Course 12 Oyamazaki & Mt. Tenno 46

Vicinity Recommended Courses


Course 13 Nara 50
Course 14 Hikone Castle & Lake Biwa 52
Course 15 Minami, Osaka 54
Course 16 Around Osaka Castle 56
Course 17 Kobe 58
Course 18 Arima 60
Course 19 Himeji Castle 62
Course 20 Koyasan 64
Course 21 Kumano-kodo 66
Course 22 Awaji to Iya Valley 68
Course 23 Ise & Shima 72
Course 24 Eiheiji Temple & Tojimbo 76
Map
Map of
of Kyoto
Kyoto &
& Vicinity
Vicinity

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Vicinity Recommended
Kyoto & Vicinity Recommended Courses
Courses
Course
Course
11 1A&B
1A&B
Higashiyama
Higashiyama
Mt.Hakusan
Course
Course
22 2A&B
2A&B
Western
Western Kyoto
Kyoto
Course
Course
33 33
Downtown
Downtown KyotoKyoto
Course
Course
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Kyoto
Kyoto Imperial
Imperial Palace
Palace && Nijo
Nijo-jo Castle
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Kyoto Station
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Mt.Nogo-Hakusan

Course
Course
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Ohara
Ohara
TTookkai

Course
Course
77 77
Gifu Kurama
Kurama & & Kibune
Kibune
Course
Course 8
88 8
Fushimi
Fushimi
Course
Course
99 99
Amanohashidate
Amanohashidate & & Miyazu
Miyazu City
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Course
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Oyamazaki & & Mt.
Mt. Tenno
Tenno
Tsu Chita Peninsula
Course
Course
13
13 13
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Course
Course 14
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Hikone Castle
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Lake Biwa
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Course 15
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15
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Minami,
Minami, Osaka
Osaka
Cape Daiozaki Course
Course
16
16 16
16

Around
Around Osaka
Osaka Castle
Castle
Course
Course 17
17
17 17

Kobe
Kobe
Course
Course
18
18 18
18

Arima
Arima
Course
Course
19
19 19
19

Himeji
Himeji Castle
Castle
Course
Course
20
20 20
20

Koyasan
Koyasan
Course
Course
21
21 21
21

Kumano-kodo
Kumano-kodo
Pacific Ocean Course
Course
22
22 22
22

Awaji
Awaji to
to Iya
Iya Valley
Valley
Course
Course
23
23 23
23

IseIse &
& Shima
Shima
Course
Course
24
24 24
24

Eiheiji
Eiheiji Temple
Temple & & Tojimbo
Tojimbo
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Map of
Map of Kyoto
Kyoto

Course
1 1 A&B Course
4 4
Higashiyama Kyoto Imperial
Kyoto ImperialPalace
Palace& &
Nijo-jo Castle
Nijo Castle
A Kyoto Sta.(35-minute
Sta.(35-minuteride
ride on City
on City Bus
Bus no.5, KyotoSta.(8-minute ride on Subway
no.5,no.17
no.17 or no.100) Ginkakuji-michi
or no.100) Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop
Bus Stop Karasuma Line)Marutamachi Sta.
B Kyoto Sta.(5-minute ride on JR Tokaido

Main Line)Yamashina Sta.(5-minute ride Course
5 5
on Subway Tozai Line)Keage Sta. Around Kyoto Station
Kyoto Sta.(10-minute ride on City Bus
Course 2 A&B
2 no.206ororno.208)Hakubutsukan
no.100, no.206 208)Hakubutsukan
Western Kyoto Sanjusangendo-mae Bus Stop
A Kyoto Sta.(35-minute ride on City Bus
no.101 or no.205)Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop Course
6 6
BKyoto Sta.(16-minute ride on JR Sagano Ohara
(San-in) Line)Saga Arashiyama Sta. Kyoto Sta.(60-minute ride on Kyoto Bus
no.17 or 18)Ohara BusBus
no.18)Ohara StopStop
Course 3
3

Downtown Kyoto Course


7 7
KyotoSta.(4-minute ride on Subway
Kurama & Kibune
Karasuma Line)Shijo Sta. Kyoto Sta.(2-minute ride on JR Nara Line)

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Kyoto & Vicinity Recommended Courses
Tofukuji Sta.(15-minute ride on Keihan Line) Course
17 17
Demachiyanagi Sta.(30-minute ride on
Kobe
EizandentetsuKurama Sta. Kyoto Sta.(30-minute ride on JR
Shinkansen)Shin-Kobe(2-minute ride on
Course
8 8 Subway Seishin Yamate Line)Sannomiya
Fushimi Sta.
Kyoto Sta.(5-minute ride on JR Nara Kyoto Sta. (50-minute ride on JR Tokaido
Line)Inari Sta. Line) Sannomiya Sta.

Course
18 18
See map on P.4 & 5 for 9 24
Arima
Kyoto Sta.(30-minute ride on JR
Course 9 A&B
9 Shinkansen)Shin-Kobe(2-minute ride on
Amanohashidate & Miyazu City Subway Seishin Yamate Line)Sannomiya
A Kyoto
Kyoto Sta.(120-minute
Sta.(120-minute
ride ride on JR
on Hashidate Sta.(40-minute ride on Shinki bus, Hankyu
Hashidate Express)Amanohashidate
Express)Amanohashidate Sta. Sta. bus or JR bus)Arima Onsen Bus Stop
B Kyoto
Kyoto Sta.(110-minute
Sta.(110-minute
ride ride on JR
on Hashidate
Hashidate Express)Miyazu
Express)Miyazu Sta. Sta. Course
19 19
Himeji Castle
Course
10 10 Kyoto Sta.(45-minute ride on JR
Uji Shinkansen)Himeji Sta.
Kyoto Sta.(20-minute ride on JR Nara
Line)Uji Sta. Course
20 20
Koyasan
Course
11 11 KyotoSta.(30-minute ride on JR Tokaido
Miyama Line)Osaka Sta.(17-minute ride on JR
KyotoSta.(80-minute ride on JR bus) Loop Line)Shin Imamiya Sta.(90-minute
Shuzan Bus Stop(50-minute ride on by Nankai Railway)Gokurakubashi Sta.
Miyama-cho bus)Kita Bus Stop
Course
21 21
Course
12 12 Kumano
Oyamazaki & Mt. Tenno Kyoto Sta.(155-minute ride on JR Kuroshio
KyotoSta.(15-minute ride on JR Tokaido Express)Kii Tanabe Sta.(90-minute ride
Sanyo Main Line)Yamazaki Sta. on Ryujin bus)Kumano Hongu Onsen
(Yunomine, Wataze and Kawayu Onsen)
Course
13 13
Nara Course
22 22
KyotoSta.(45-minute ride on JR Nara Awaji to Iya Valley
Line)Nara Sta. Kyoto Sta.(30-minute ride on JR
Shinkansen)Shin-Kobe(2-minute ride on
Course
14 14 Subway Seishin Yamate Line)Sannomiya
Hikone Castle & Lake Biwa Sta.
KyotoSta.(50-minute ride on JR Tokaido Kyoto Sta. (50-minute ride on JR Tokaido
Sanyo Main Line)Hikone Sta. Line) Sannomiya Sta.

Course
15 15 Course
23 23
Minami Ise & Shima
Kyoto Kyoto Sta.(120-minute ride on Kintetsu
Sta.(14-minute ride on JR
Shinkansen)Shin-Osaka Sta.(15-minute Kyoi Express)Ise-shi Sta.
ride on Subway Midosuji Line)Namba
Sta.(2-minute ride on Subway Sennichimae Course
24 24 A&B
Line)Nippombashi Sta. Eiheiji Temple & Tojimbo
AKyoto Sta.(84-minute ride on JR
Course
16 16 Thunderbird Express)Fukui Sta.
BKyoto Sta.(95-minute ride on JR
Around Osaka Castle
Kyoto Sta.(30-minute ride on JR Tokaido Thunderbird Express)Awara Onsen Sta.
Line)Osaka Sta.(10-minute ride on JR
Loop Line)Osakajo Koen Sta.

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Railway Network in Kansai

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Railway Network in Kansai

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OSAKA Railway Network Map

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Transportation in Kansai

KYOTO Railway Network Map

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KOBE Railway Network Map

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Transportation
TransportationininKansai
Kansai

Access
Osaka from Kansai
Amazing PassInt'l Airport
This pass allows you one-day unlimited rides on Osaka
City subways, Hanshin, Hankyu, Nankai, Keihan,
Kintetsu lines as well as city buses. This pass entitles
Kansai
you to free International
admission to 28 Airport
tourist facilities including
Osaka Castle and museums. You can also get discount
at 13 popular spots and coupons at 37 places such as
restaurants, shops, etc.

Price
By yen
2,300 Train By Train By Train By Train By Train
Time required :
Time required : Time required : Time required : Time required :
35 min. by
75 min. by JR 50 min. by JR 50 min. by JR 85 min. by JR
Nankai Line
Fare (Express Fare (Express Fare (Express Fare (Express
Fare (Express
Multiple Ride Card
charge included): charge included): charge included): charge included):
charge included):
2,850 yen 2,330 yen 1,820 yen 2,680 yen
1,430 yen

This discount card is good for transportation on the


Osaka City subways, New Tram, and city buses.

Prices
Byyen
3,000 Busfor adults (worth 3,300 yen) By Bus By Bus By Bus
1,500 yen for children (worth 1,650 yen)
Time required : Time required : Time required : Time required :
About 85 min. About 50 min. About 50 min. About 65 min.
Fare : 2,550 yen Fare : 1,050 yen Fare : 1,550 yen Fare : 1,950 yen

Rainbow Card
This card is good for travel on the Osaka City
subways, the New Tram and city buses. The Rainbow
Card is also valid on part of the "Surutto KANSAI"
By Taxi network
transportation Byincluding
Taxi Hankyu, By Taxi
Hanshin, By Taxi By Taxi
Kita-Osaka Kyuko, Keihan, Nankai and Kintetsu lines.
Time required : Time required : Time required : Time required : Time required :
Prices
About 120 min.
Fare :
About 60 min.
Fare :
About 50 min.
Fare :
About 60 min.
Fare :
About 70 min.
Fare :
500 yen,
About 1,000
32,000 yen yen, About
2,00018,000
yen,yen and 3,000 yen
About for adults
18,000 yen About 18,000 yen About 22,000 yen
500 yen and 1,000 yen for children

Enjoy Eco Card


This is a special one-day unlimited card. You can use
Kyoto Shin-Osaka Namba Osaka Kobe
all Osaka Municipal subway and buses freely for one
day. Plus, you will get a discount at sightseeing places
in Osaka City for that day.

Prices
800 yen for adults (600 yen on weekends and national
holidays)
300 yen for children

TAXIS
There are taxi stands at many railway stations, and taxis can also be hailed on the
streets.

The design of card may change without notice.

14
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Convenient Passes for Getting Around Kansai
Kansai Thru Pass
This pass allows you to ride on subways, private
railways and buses (except JR lines) in Kyoto, Nara,
Osaka, Kobe, Shiga and Wakayama. There are 2-day
and 3-day tickets. This pass enables you to receive
special services in various facilities such as temples in
Kansai area.

Prices
3-day Pass: 5,200 yen for adults; 2,600 yen for children
2-day Pass: 4,000 yen for adults; 2,000 yen for children

Traffica Kyoto Card


This discount card is valid on all Kyoto City buses
and subway lines.

Prices
1,000 yen (worth 1,100 yen), 3,000 yen (worth 3,300

yen) for adults


1,000 yen (worth 1,100 yen) for children

Surutto Kansai Miyako Card





This card is valid on subways, private railways and


buses (except JR lines) in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe


and Wakayama.




Prices
1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 3,000 yen for adults

1,000 yen for children

Kyoto Sightseeing Card


This pass is good for unlimited rides on Kyoto City buses, subway lines and within one
section of Kyoto Bus Route.

Prices
1-day Card: 1,200 yen for adults
600 yen for children
2-day Card: 2,000 yen for adults
1,000 yen for children

Kyoto City BusKyoto Bus One-day Pass


This card can be used within the designated zone of
Kyoto city, and allow unlimited use on the same day.

Prices
500 yen for adults; 250 yen for children

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TransportationininKansai
Transportation Kansai

Osaka Amazing Pass


This pass allows you one-day unlimited rides on Osaka
City subways, Hanshin, Hankyu, Nankai, Keihan,
Kintetsu lines as well as city buses. This pass entitles
you to free admission to 28 tourist facilities including
Osaka Castle and museums. You can also get discount
at 13 popular spots and coupons at 37 places such as
restaurants, shops, etc.

Price
2,300 yen

Multiple Ride Card


This discount card is good for transportation on the
Osaka City subways, New Tram, and city buses.

Prices
3,000 yen for adults (worth 3,300 yen)
1,500 yen for children (worth 1,650 yen)

Rainbow Card
This card is good for travel on the Osaka City
subways, the New Tram and city buses. The Rainbow
Card is also valid on part of the "Surutto KANSAI"
transportation network including Hankyu, Hanshin,
Kita-Osaka Kyuko, Keihan, Nankai and Kintetsu lines.

Prices
500 yen, 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, and3,000
yen and 3,000yen foradults
yenfor adults
500 yen and 1,000 yen for children

Enjoy Eco Card


This is a special one-day unlimited card. You can use
all Osaka Municipal subway and buses freely for one
day. Plus, you will get a discount at sightseeing places
in Osaka City for that day.

Prices
800 yen for adults (600 yen on weekends and national
holidays)
300 yen for children

TAXIS
There are taxi stands at many railway stations, and taxis can also be hailed on the
streets.

The design of card may change without notice.

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Tourist Information
Tourist Information

Tourist Information(Visit Japan Information Network)


Kansai
KANSAI Tourist
TOURIST Information
INFORMATION Center
CENTER KANSAI INTERNATIONAL
( Kansai AIRPORT
International Airport )

Arrival
Kansai fl. (1st fl.),
International Kansai
Airport International
Terminal 1 Bldg. 1F,Airport Passenger
1 Sensyu Kuko naka Terminal Bldg., Osaka Pref.
Tajiri-cho,Sennan-gun,Osaka Pref.
Tel. 072-456-6025
072-456-6160
7:00-20:30
7:00-22:00

Tourist Kyoto
Information
TouristCenter Kanku-Machidokoro
Information Center
http://www.kyoto.travel
Terminal 2 building Kansai International Airport, 13 Sensyu Kuko Naka Tajiri-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka Pref.
2nd fl., Kyoto StationTel.Bldg., Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
050-3502-7628
Tel.9:30-20:00
075-343-0548
8:30-19:00

Kyoto Station Tourist Information Center


Kyoto Tourist Information Center
http://www.kyoto.travel
http://www.kyoto.travel
In front of JR Kyoto Station, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
2nd fl.of Kyoto Station Bldg., Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
Tel.
Tel. 075-371-4474
075-343-0548
7:30-19:30
8:30-19:00

Uji CityTourist
Kyoto TouristInformation
InformationCenter
Center
http://www.kyoto-uji-kankou.or.jp/index-en.html
3F TSUJIKURA Building, 380 Komeya-cho Kawara-machi Shijo, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto Pref.
2 Tokawa, Uji, Uji City, Kyoto Pref.
Tel. 075-253-0288
Tel.9:00-21:00
0774-23-3334
9:00-17:00 Closed on Dec. 29-Jan. 1

KANSAI TOURIST INFORMATION


Tango(Amanohashidate) CENTER KYOTO
Tourist Information Center
http://www.amanohashidate.jp/lang/en.html
3F Kyoto Tower, 721-1 Higashi-shiokoji-cho Shichi-jo Sagaru Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto Pref.
314-2 Monju, Miyazu City, Kyoto Pref.
Tel. 075-341-0280
Tel. 0772-22-8030
10:00-18:00 Closed on Dec. 30 to Jan. 3
9:00-18:00

Nara City Tourist Information


Nara City Office Kintetsu
Tourist Information Nara Station
Center
http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/
1082 Sanjyohonmachi, Nara City, Nara Pref.
1st fl., Kintetsu Bldg., 28,Tel. 0742-27-2223 Nara City, Nara Pref.
Higashimuki-naka-machi,
Tel.9:00-21:00
0742-24-4858
9:00-21:00

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Tourist Information
Tourist Information

Nara Prefectural
Nara TouristTourist Information
Information CenterCenter
Okumura Commemorative
Misugi Bldg 2nd Floor, 3 Museum, 4 Kasuganocho,
Higashimukinakamachi, Nara
Nara City,
City, Nara
Nara Perf.
Pref.
Tel. 0742-25-0430
Tel. 0742-27-2003
10:00-17:00 Closed
10:00-18:30 Weekdays
on the third Tuesday and on Dec. 29-Jan. 1
10:00-18:00Weekends and Holidays

HikoneNARA
City Tourist
Visitor Information
Center InnOffice
http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/
3 Ikeno-cho, Nara City, Nara Pref.
Tel.Furusawa-cho,
JR Hikone Station, 40-7, 0742-81-7461 Hikone City, Shiga Pref.
Tel.8:00-21:00
0749-22-2954
9:00-17:00 Closed on Dec. 29-31

Otsu City
KANSAI TOURIST Tourist Information
INFORMATION CENTER Office
SHINSAIBASHI
http://www.otsu.or.jp/en/
3F TOMMY HILFIGER, 2-5-1 Shinsaibashi-suji Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Rref.
JR Otsu Station, 1-3, Kasuga-cho, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.
Tel. 06-6214-5370
Tel. 077-522-3830
11:00-19:00 Closed from Dec.31 to Jan.3
8:40-17:25 Closed on Dec. 29-Jan. 3

Osaka
Osaka Visitors'
Visitors' Information
Information Center, Umeda
Center Umeda
http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/
JR Osaka
North CentralStation 1F North
Gate, 1st fl., JRCentral Gate, 3-1-1,
Osaka Station, Umeda,
3-1-1, Kita-ku,
Umeda, Osaka
Kita-ku, City,
Osaka Osaka
City, Pref.
Osaka Pref.
Tel. 06-6345-2189
8:00-20:00 / 10:00-18:00 (Dec.on31,
8:00-20:00 Closed Dec.Jan.
31-Jan.2-3)
3 Closed on Jan. 1

Osaka
Osaka Visitor's Visitor'sCenter,
Information Information
NambaCenter,
/ NankaiNamba
Information Center
http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/
http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/
1st fl., Nankai Terminal Bldg., 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Pref.
5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Pref.
Tel. 06-6631-9100
9:00-20:00 / 10:00-18:00 (Jan. 2-3) Closed on Dec. 31-Jan. 1
9:00-20:00 Closed on Dec. 31-Jan. 3

Kobe Information Center (Information Kobe)


http://feel-kobe.jp/-en/
East Gate 1st fl., JR Sannomiya Station, 8, Kumoi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.
Tel. 078-322-0220
9:00-19:00 (Shortened during Year End & New Year Holidays)

18 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Himeji
Osaka Tourist
Tourist Information
Information Center
Center
http://www.himeji-kanko.jp/en/index.html
8th FLoor Shinsaibashi OPA, 1-4-3 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Cho-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Pref.
JR Himeji Station, 210-2, Ekimae-cho, Himeji City, Hyogo Pref.
Tel. 06-6253-8866
Tel.9:00-21:00
079-287-0003
9:00-19:00 Closed on Dec. 29, 30 & irregularly

Foreign
Shingu Customers
Tourist Salon
Information Center
http://kumano-shingu.com/
Kintetsu Department Store Wing Hall 3 5F, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka Pref.
JR Shingu Station, Tel.
2-1-1 06-6625-2021
Jofuku, Shingu City, Wakayama Pref.
Tel. 0735-22-2840
10:00-20:30 Closed on Jan. 1
9:00-17:30

KANSAI Tourist INFORMATION CENTER DAIMARU SHINSAIBASHI


Tokushima Prefectural International Exchange Association (TOPIA)
2F Daimaru Shinsaibashi South Tower, 1-7 Shinsaibashisuji Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Pref.
http://www.topia.ne.jp/
Tel. 06-6244-7100
6th fl., Clement Plaza, 1-61, Terashima-honcho-nishi, Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.
10:30-21:00 Closed on Jan. 1
Tel. 088-656-3303
10:00-18:00 Closed during Year End & New Year holidays

Kobe Information Center (Information Kobe)


Ise City Tourist Information Center (Iseshi Station)
http://feel-kobe.jp/-en/
http://www.ise-kanko.jp/english/index.html
8chome Kumoi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.
JR Iseshi Station, 1-1-4 Fukiage, Ise City, Mie Pref.
Tel. 078-322-0220
Tel.9:00-19:00
0596-65-6091
9:00-17:30

Shinkobe Station Tourist Information Center


Ise City Tourist Information Center (Jingu-Geku)
1-3-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Pref.
http://www.ise-kanko.jp/english/index.html
Tel. 078-241-9550
14-6, Hommachi, Ise City, Mie Pref.
9:00-18:00
Tel. 0596-23-3323
8:30-17:00

Fukui Tourist Information


1st fl., JR Fukui Station, 1-1-1, Chuo, Fukui City, Fukui Pref.
Tel. 0776-20-5348
8:30-19:00

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 19


Course 1 A&B Higashiyama
Higashiyama

A.
B. Course
This courseB starts
startsatinthe
the colorful
tranquil Heian
stillnessShrine,
of the from
raked where you walk
gravel garden of
down to the
Ginkakuji beautiful
Temple landscaped
(Silver Pavilion), gardens
from of Shoren-in
where the path Temple, leadsand youthen
to
down to the grand
Hakusa-sonso. As youChion-in
treadTemple grounds. Thestones
the moss-covered main hall of is theeerily
Pathcold
of
as you enterinits
Philosophy thelarge wooden
footsteps of doors.
many aIngreat the thinker,
semi-darkness people
it isn't hard to kneel in
see why
prayer,
the chantingofinold
intellectuals hushed
would voices
come here before the great
to seek altar. AfterIna spring,
their inspiration. gentle
stroll
the around isMaruyama
riverbank ablaze withPark, you head
the ethereal pinkthrough
of cherrythe bustle the
blossoms, of Yasaka
breeze
Shrine and
carrying alongpetals
fallen Ishibekoji,
down wherestreamrickshaw
as you pullers call out for
reach Kumano you to take
Nyakuoji-jinja
a ride On
Shrine. withtothem
Eikan-do through
Temple the narrow
where streets aswatches
the attendant you climb you liketo aKodaiji
hawk,
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should From
forgethere you pass
to remove youralongshoesYasaka
before youPagoda
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hallways,
Slope,down
then a steep slope
to the with quaint
Nomura Museum wooden
with its houses, fronthanging
exquisite doors scrolls
lined with
and
bonsai and
ceramics. Acrafts, all the way
little further, the up scent to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.surrounds you as
of offerings of incense
As you
you enter walk along Temple
Nanzenji the cobbled
through streets on a quiet
the grand Sammon spring
Gate.evening, the stone
lanterns in place for the Hana Toro (flower lantern) festival, guide you down
the narrow lanes to Recommended
temple gardens, which Course
gently A change color with the
seasons. It's easy to lose yourself in the narrow stone-paved streets of
Ishibekoji and Sannenzaka Slope Half-Day Course
with their countless traditional shops selling
crafts
Start and tea. Stepping beyond
Kyoto station the facade 5 the dark
into teashop,Temple
Eikan-do you feel as if
you've entered a world gone by, as the old lady wrapped in kimono kneels and
bowsbus
Take as no.
she5pours
, 17, orthe
100tea, and politely reminds you to remove Hours:your shoes.
9:00-17:00
Get off atChawanzaka
Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop (enter by 16:00)
Along Slope (lit. or
Teacup Slope), the streets are Admission: 600 yen with
all a bustle
Ginkakuji-mae Bus Stop and walk 5 min.
people in search of the perfect piece of ceramic ware to take (1,000 yen in from
home Nov.) this
Tel: 075-761-0007
lane - the home of artisans and the Memorial Museum of Kondo Yuzo,
5-min. walk
dedicated to the famous
1 Hakusa-sonso Gardenmaker
& Museum of ceramics honored as a Living National
Treasure. This museum is just one of many6as you spend Nomura a dayMuseum
wandering this
atmospheric cornerHours: of the Old Capital.
10:00-17:00
Admission: 1,300 yen The museum is open only
Tel: 075-751-0446 in spring (Mid Mar.-Jun.)
and autumn (Mid Sep.-Dec.)
10-min. walk Hours: 10:00-16:30
Closed: Mondays
Recommended Course B Admission: 700 yen
2 Ginkakuji Temple
Half-Day Course
Tel: 075-751-0374

5-min. walk
Start Heian
Hours:
Shrine
8:30-17:00 (Mar.-Nov.) 1
7 Shoren-in Temple
Nanzenji Temple
9:00-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.)
Admission: 500 yen
Open (for Shin-en Garden) :
Tel: 075-771-5725 Hours:Open: 9:00-17:00
8:30-17:00 (Mar. 1-14 & Oct.) Admission:
8:40-16:30 500 yen
(Dec.-Feb.)
8:30-17:30 (Mar. 15 - Sep.) (800 yen
8:40-17:00 during light-up
(Mar.-Nov.)
5-min. walk 8:30-16:30 (Nov. - Feb.) event)
Closed:Dec.28-31
Admission: Free Tel:075-561-2345
Admission: Free
(600 yen for Shin-en Garden)
3 Path of Philosophy
Tel: 075-761-0221
(500 yen for the Hojo garden,
500 yen for the Sammon Gate)
5-min. walk Tel:075-771-0365
15-min. walk 3-min. walk
30-min. walk 2 Chion-in Temple
Goal Konchi-in Temple
Open: 9:00-16:30
4 Kumano Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine Hours:
Admission: 400 yen
8:30-17:00
Tel: (Mar.-Nov.)
075-531-2111
8:30-16:30
Mieido (Dec.-Feb.)
is closed
Hours: 8:00-17:00 5-min. walk Admission:
untill 400toyen
2019 due the
Admission: Free Tel:075-771-3511
reconstrucion
Tel: 075-771-7420

10-min. walk

22
20 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
Along the Winding Streets of Higashiyama Hills
0 500 m

0 0.25 mi. Marutamachi-dori St. Eikan-do Temple


N Heian Shrine

Start
Kyoto Kaikan-Bijutsukan mae Bus Stop
Kyoto Kaikan Hall
Kyoto Municipal Zoo

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Nanzenji Temple
National Museum of
Modern Art, Kyoto
Path of
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Nanzenji Temple
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Yasaka Pagoda
Kiyomizu-michi Reikanji Temple
Bus Stop
6 Sannenzaka Slope

Goal Kyoto Tojiki Kaikan 7 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
3

Gojozaka (Pottery Center)


Konkaikomyoji
Temple

Bus Stop
Memorial Museum
Sen-oku
of Kondo Hakuko Kan Museum
Yuzo


Kiyomizu-dera Temple
-
Okazaki-jinja Correspond to Page 22 and 23.
Shrine
Heian-j
ingu S Maruyama Park
3 hrine 6 Sannenzaka Slope
Yasaka Shrine
Marutamachi-dori St.
Admission: Free 10-min. walk 4 Kumano Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine
Tel: 075-561-6155
(Yasaka Shrine)

5-min. walk 7 Kiyomizu-dera Temple


5 Eikan-do Temple
Ishibekoji
4 Municipal Zoo
Kyoto
Open:
(Stone pavement street)
6 Nomura Museum
6:00-18:00
6:00-18:30 (Aug. & Sep.)
5-min. walk Admission: 300yen
7 N
Tel: 075-551-1234
Lake Biwa Aqueduct Nanzenji Temple

5 Kodaiji Temple
Museum of Kyoto
10-min. walk
Kyoto International
Ke

Community House Open: 9:00-17:30 0 250 m


Admission: 600 yen Goal Goal Gojozaka Bus Stop
ag


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Tel: 075-561-9966
Konchi-in Temple 0 0.1 mi.

ta.

10-min. walk
- Correspond to Page 20. Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 23
21
Course 1 A&B Higashiyama
Higashiyama

B. Course B
B. Course B starts
starts at at the colorful Heian
Heian-jingu
Shrine,Shrine,
from from
wherewhere you
you walk
walk
downdown
to thetobeautiful
the beautiful landscaped
landscaped gardens
gardens of Shoren-in
of Shoren-in Temple,Temple, and
and then
then
downdown
to thetogrand
the grand Chion-in
Chion-in TempleTemple grounds.
grounds. The main
The main hall ishall is eerily
eerily cold
cold
as youasenter
you its
enter itswooden
large large wooden
doors. Indoors. In the semi-darkness
the semi-darkness people
people kneel in
kneel
prayer,inchanting
prayer, chanting
in hushed in voices
hushedbefore
voices the
before
greatthealtar.
greatAfter
altar.aAfter
gentlea
gentle stroll around
stroll around Maruyama Maruyama
Park, you Park, youthrough
head head through
the bustlethe ofbustle of
Yasaka
Yasaka-jinja Shrine
Shrine and along and along
Ishibekoji, Ishibekoji,
where rickshawwhere rickshaw
pullers call out pullers
for youcall out
to take
for you with
a ride to take
thema ride with them
through throughstreets
the narrow the narrow
as you streets
climbas to youKodaiji
climb
to Kodaiji
Temple. Temple.
From here From
you passherealong
you Yasaka
pass along Yasaka
Pagoda and Pagoda and up
up Sannenzaka
Sannenzaka
Slope, a steepSlope,
slopea steep slope with
with quaint quaint
wooden wooden
houses, fronthouses,
doorsfront
lineddoors
with
lined
bonsaiwith
andbonsai
crafts, and crafts,
all the wayallupthe way up to Kiyomizu-dera
to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Temple.
As you walk along the cobbled streets on a quiet spring evening, the stone
lanterns in place for the Hana Toro (flower lantern) festival, guide you down
the narrow lanes to temple gardens, which gently change color with the
seasons. It's easy to lose yourself in the narrow stone-paved streets of
Ishibekoji and Sannenzaka Slope with their countless traditional shops selling
crafts and tea. Stepping beyond the facade into the dark teashop, you feel as if
you've entered a world gone by, as the old lady wrapped in kimono kneels and
bows as she pours the tea, and politely reminds you to remove your shoes.
Along Chawanzaka Slope (lit. Teacup Slope), the streets are all a bustle with
people in search of the perfect piece of ceramic ware to take home from this
lane - the home of artisans and the Memorial Museum of Kondo Yuzo,
dedicated to the famous maker of ceramics honored as a Living National
Treasure. This museum is just one of many as you spend a day wandering this
atmospheric corner of the Old Capital.

Recommended Course B
Half-Day Course
Start Heian-jingu Shrine
Heian Shrine 2
1 Chion-in Temple
Shoren-in Temple

Open (for
Hours (for Shin-en
Shin-en Garden)
Garden) :: Open:
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-16:30
8:30-17:00 (Mar. 1-14 & Oct.) Admission: 500
400 yen
8:30-17:30 (Mar. 15 - Sep.) (800 yen during light-up
Tel: 075-531-2111
8:30-16:30 (Nov. - Feb.) event) is closed
Mieido
Admission: Free Tel:075-561-2345
untill 2019 due to the
(600 yen for Shin-en Garden) reconstrucion
Tel: 075-761-0221
5-min. walk
5-min. walk
15-min. walk
2 Chion-in
Maruyama Temple
Park
3
1 Shoren-in Temple Yasaka-jinja Shrine
Open: 9:00-16:30
Admission: Free
Admission: 400 yen
Tel: 075-561-6155
Hours: 9:00-17:00 Tel: 075-531-2111
(Yasaka-jinja Shrine)
Admission: 500 yen Mieido is closed
(800 yen during light-up 5-min. walk untill 2019 due to the
event) 5-min. walk reconstrucion
Tel:075-561-2345

5-min. walk

22 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Along the Winding Streets of Higashiyama Hills
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N Heian ShrineShrine
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Stop
ROHMKaikan
Kyoto TheatreHall
Kyoto

Kyoto Municipal
Municipal Zoo
Zoo

Kyoto Municipal
Municipal Museum
MuseumofofArt
Art Nanzenji
Nanzenji Temple
Temple
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Modern Art, Kyoto

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Yasaka Shrine
5 Kodaiji Temple
4 Ishibekoji
Ryozen Kannon
Kannon

Yasaka Pagoda
Yasaka-jinja Pagoda
Kiyomizu-michi
Kiyomizu-michi
Bus Stop
6 Sannenzaka Slope

Goal Kyoto Tojiki Kaikan
Kaikan 7 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gojozaka
Gojozaka (Pottery Center)
Bus Stop
Memorial Museum
Museum
of Kondo Yuzo

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
- Correspond to Page 22 and 23.

4
3 Ishibekoji
Maruyama Park 7
6 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sannenzaka Slope
(Stone pavement
Yasaka Shrinestreet)
Admission: Free 10-min. walk Hours:
5-min. walk Tel: 075-561-6155 6:00-18:00
(Yasaka Shrine) 6:00-18:30 (Aug. & Sep.)
5-min.
5 walk Kodaiji Temple 7 Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Admission: 300yen
Tel: 075-551-1234

4 Ishibekoji
Hours: 9:00-17:30 Open:
(Stone pavement
Admission: 600street)
yen 10-min. walk 6:00-18:00
Tel: 075-561-9966 6:00-18:30 (Aug. & Sep.)
5-min. walk Admission: 300yen
10-min. walk Goal Gojozaka Bus Stop
Tel: 075-551-1234

5 Kodaiji Temple 10-min. walk


6 Sannenzaka Slope
Open: 9:00-17:30
Admission: 600 yen Goal Gojozaka Bus Stop
Tel: 075-561-9966
10-min. walk
10-min. walk
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 23
Course 2 A&B Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto

A. This course starts at Kinkakuji Temple. The majestic golden pavilion


A.
reflected ininthe
thestill
still mirror-like
mirror-like waters
waters of theof Kyoko
the Kyoko
Pond is Pond is Kyoto's
one of one of
Kyoto's
most mostsights.
famous famous The sights.
cries The
of thecries
craneofperched
the craneon aperched on ayou
rock follow rock
as
follow
you youpast
walk as you
thewalk past the
pavilion, up pavilion,
towards up thetowards
simple the simple Teahouse.
Sekka-tei Sekka-tei
Teahouse.
From here,From
you here, you head
head down down
to the to the
serene serene
rock rockofgarden
garden ofTemple.
Ryoanji Ryoanji
Temple.
Join Join the on-lookers
the on-lookers on the viewing on the viewing
platform platform
sitting sitting in
in contemplative
contemplative
silence, lookingsilence, looking
out at the outrocks
fifteen at the fifteen
placed in rocks
the seaplaced in the
of raked sea of
sand.
raked
If yousand.
can't find a gap to sit down, go to the toilet. Opening the toilet
If you can't
window, you find
haveaan gapunobscured
to sit down,viewgooftothethegarden,
toilet. Opening the toilet
but remember, the
window,on
crowds you
thehave an unobscured
viewing platform also view
haveofa the
viewgarden,
of you!but remember, the
crowdsdown
Stroll on thetoviewing platform
the pleasant also have
grounds a view ofTemple,
of Ninnaji you! where the five-
Stroll down torises
story pagoda the out
pleasant grounds
of the of Ninnaji Temple,
Omuro-no-sakura, wheremultipetal
the famed the five-
story
cherrypagoda rises here,
trees. From out of the
take theOmuro-no-sakura,
streetcar out westthe famed
to the multipetal
maple-covered
cherry
hills of trees. From here, take the streetcar out west to the maple-covered
Arashiyama.
hills of Arashiyama.

Recommended Course A
Half-Day Course
Start Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop 3 Toji-in Temple

3-min. walk Open: 9:00-17:00


Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 500 yen
Tel:075-461-5786
1 Kinkakuji Temple 20-min. walk
Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 400 yen 4 Ninnaji Temple
Tel:075-461-0013
20-min. walk Open:
Hours:
9:00-17:00 (Mar.-Nov.)
9:00-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.)
2 Ryoanji Temple Admission: 500 yen
Tel:075-461-1155
Open:
Hours:
8:00-17:00 (Mar.-Nov.)
3-min. walk
8:30-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.)
Admission: 500 yen Goal Randen Ry. Omuro-Ninnaji Station
Tel:075-463-2216
10-min. walk

Kinkakuji Temple Ryoanji Temple JTA

24 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Golden Pavilion to Arashiyama Hills
B. The
B. The Sagano
Sagano walking
walking course
course starts
starts at
at Tenryuji Templea good place to try
vegetarian temple cuisinefollowed by an after-lunch stroll through the
elegant gardens with the charming 'waterless waterfall', and then a climb up
the moss-covered steps to Jojakkoji Temple.
Continue to Nison-in Temple where maples shroud the main hallsa myriad
of colors that lead you to the tranquility of Gioji Templethen out onto the
Togetsukyo Bridge (Bridge of the Moon Crossing the Sky) spanning the Hozu
River. In the summer months, you can take a relaxing boat trip, following the
cool breeze on the gentle water under the bridge.
The following plan is also available if you have some spare time.
It takes 25 minutes from Arashiyama to Kameoka by train, then a 15-minute
bus ride to the embarkation point for the breathtaking boat ride down the
rapids of the Hozu River. This 2-hour adventure can be enjoyed throughout
the year except from December 29 to January 4.

Recommended Course B
Half-Day Course
Start JR Saga Arashiyama Station 4 Nison-in Temple

15-min. walk Open: 9:00-16:30


Hours: 9:00-16:30
Admission: 500 yen
Tel:075-861-0687
1 Tenryuji Temple 7-min. walk
Open:
Hours:
8:30-17:30 (Mar.21-Oct.20) 5 Gioji Temple
8:30-17:00 (Oct.21-Mar.20)
Admission: 500 yen Open: 9:00-16:30
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Tel:075-881-1235 Admission: 300 yen
5-min. walk Tel:075-861-3574
25-min. walk
2 Okochi-sanso
6 Togetsukyo Bridge
Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 1,000 yen
(Tea served) 3-min. walk
Tel:075-872-2233
5-min. walk Goal Randen Ry. Arashiyama Station

3 Jojakkoji Temple
Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 400 yen
Tel:075-861-0435
7-min. walk

Tenryuji Temple
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 25
Course 2 A&B Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto

A. This course starts at Kinkakuji Temple. The majestic golden pavilion


reflected in the still mirror-like waters of the Kyoko Pond is one of
Kyoto's most famous sights. The cries of the crane perched on a rock
follow you as you walk past the pavilion, up towards the simple Sekka-tei
Teahouse. From here, you head down to the serene rock garden of Ryoanji
Temple. Join the on-lookers on the viewing platform sitting in
contemplative silence, looking out at the fifteen rocks placed in the sea of
raked sand.
If you can'tGioji find Temple
a gap to sit down, go to the Togetsukyo Bridge
toilet. Opening JTA
the toilet
window, you have an unobscured view of the garden, but remember, the
N
crowds on
0
the viewing
250 m
platform also have a view of you!
Stroll down to the pleasantSeiryoji grounds
Temple of Ninnaji Temple, where the five-
0 0.1 mi. Omuro-no-sakura, the famed multipetal
story pagoda rises out of the
Gioji Temple
cherry trees. From here, take the streetcar out west to the maple-covered
5

hills of Arashiyama.
ri St.
4 Nison-in Temple Shinmarutamachi-do

Recommended Course A
3 Jojakkoji Temple Start
Half-Day Course
JR Saga Arashiyama Sta.
Kyoto Sta.
Kameoka Sta.
Trokko JR Sanin M
Start Kinkakuji-michi Bus Stop 3 Sta.
Saga Toji-inainTemple
Line (Sagan
o Line)
Sag
Bamboo path
ma Line
ano iy a
3-min. Trokko as h Open: 9:00-17:00
Swalk
ig h t m Ry.
Ar Rokuoin Sta.
s e eing T ra Arashiyama Sta. den Admission: 500 yen
Kurumazaki
Ran Randen-Saga Sta.
Tel:075-461-5786
1
Okochi-sanso Sta.
Kinkakuji
2
Temple 20-min. walk Kurumazaki
1 Tenryuji Temple Arashiyama Sta. -jinja Shrine
Open:
9:00-17:00 Goal
Admission: 400 yen 4
Ninnaji Temple
Tel:075-461-0013 6 Togetsukyo Bridge
Hozu River
20-min. walk Open:
Mt. Arashiyama 9:00-17:00 (Mar.-Nov.)
Arashiyama Monkey Park Arashiyama Arashiyama Park 9:00-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.)
2 Ryoanji Temple
Iwatayama Admission: 500 yen
Tel:075-461-1155

Open:
3-min. walk
Course 2 B 8:00-17:00 (Mar.-Nov.) - Correspond to Page 25.
8:30-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.)
Admission: 500 yen Goal Randen Ry. Omuro-Ninnaji Station
Shooting the Rapids of the Hozu River
Tel:075-463-2216
10-min. walk
Fare
Adult: 4,100 yen
Children: 2,700 yen
(4-12 years old)
Departure time
(Mar. 10 - Nov. 30)
9:00 / 10:00 / 11:00
12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:30
(Dec. 1 - Mar. 9)
10:00 / 11:30 / 13:00 / 14:30
A trip takes about 2 hours.
Not operated
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4, Feb.17,Sep.7,
and in bad weather.
Charter boat
Fare: 82,000 yen
Capacity: 17 persons
Tel
0771-22-5846
Kinkakuji Temple Ryoanji Temple JTA

24
26 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
Golden Pavilion to Arashiyama Hills
B. The Sagano walking course starts at Tenryuji Templea good place to try
vegetarian
N
temple cuisinefollowed
Mt. Okita
by an after-lunch strollSekka-tei through the
Teahouse
elegant gardens
0 with
250 mthe charming
'waterless waterfall', and then a climb up
the moss-covered
0 steps to Jojakkoji Temple.
0.1 mi.
1 Kinkakuji Temple
Continue to Nison-in Temple where maples shroud the main hallsa myriad
of colors that lead you to the tranquility of Gioji Templethen out onto the
Kinkakuj-mae Bus Stop
Togetsukyo Bridge (Bridge of the Moon Crossing the Sky) spanning the Hozu
Kinkakuj-michi
River. In the summer months, you can take a relaxing boat trip, following Bus Stop the

cool breeze on the gentle water under the bridge. Start


Insho-Domoto Ritsumeikan
The following plan is also available if you have some spare time.
Museum of Fine Arts Daigaku-mae
It takes 25 minutes from Arashiyama to Kameoka byBus
Stop then a 15-minute
train,
bus ride to the embarkation point for the breathtaking boat ride down the
rapids of the Hozu River. This 2-hour adventure can be enjoyed throughout
the year except 2from
RyoanjiDecember
Temple 29 to January 4.
Ritsumeikan University
Ryoanji-mae Hirano-jinja Shrine
Bus Stop

Recommended Course
3 Toji-in Temple B
4 Ninnaji Temple Half-Day
Course

Start JR Saga Arashiyama Station 4 Nison-in Temple

15-min. walk Ryoanji Sta. Imadegawa-doriOpen:


St. 9:00-16:30
Omuro Ninnaji Randen Ry. Kitan 500 yen
Admission: o Line
Bus Stop Toji-in Sta. Tel:075-861-0687
1 Tenryuji Temple 7-min. walk
Kitano Hakubaicho Sta.

Goal
Myoshinji Sta. Ichijo-dori St.
Open:
Omuro Ninnaji 8:30-17:30 (Mar.21-Oct.20) 5 Gioji Temple
Sta. 8:30-17:00 (Oct.21-Mar.20)
Myoshinji Temple
Admission: 500 yen Open: 9:00-16:30

Tel:075-881-1235 Admission: 300 yen
5-min. walk Tel:075-861-3574
Course 2 A - Correspond to Page 24.
25-min. walk
2 Okochi-sanso
6 Togetsukyo Bridge
Open: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 1,000 yen
(Tea served) 3-min. walk
Tel:075-872-2233
5-min. walk Goal Randen Ry. Arashiyama Station

3 Jojakkoji Temple
Open: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 400 yen
Tel:075-861-0435
7-min. walk

Ninnaji Temple JTA

Tenryuji Temple
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 25
27
Course 3 Downtown Kyoto
Downtown Kyoto
The Area where Mo
This course takes you through the bustling streets of Nishikikoji,
Teramachi-dori St., Shinkyogoku, and Kawaramachi. Head downtown to
the dizzying sights and sounds of modern Kyoto, where the glaring
electrical goods shops, huge department stores and banks stand alongside
dusty old book shops and printmakers. Wander down the narrow
backstreets of Ponto-cho, Hanamikoji-dori St. and Miyagawa-cho, and you
might just catch a fleeting glance of a maiko or geisha sitting inside with a
measure of refinement befitting the ancient city doorways.
Shijo-kawaramachi is the main place in Kyoto for restaurants and
department stores. From here, it's only a short walk to Gion where old
town houses have been transformed into stylish boutiques.
For a break from shopping, wander down the tiny alleys that link the main
streets and see a fascinating contrast of two worlds. Stroll around here at
dusk and in the darkness watch the traditional lanterns gradually come to
life, glowing gently against the blazing neon backdrop.
End your day with a performance at Gion Corner, the famous stage for
traditional arts. Performances are twice daily from 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Note that there are no performances on Jul.16, Aug.16 and Dec.29 - Jan.3.

N Sanjo-dori
Sanjo St.
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River
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Rokkakudo Temple
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8
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Shijo-dori St.
7 13 12
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MARUI Gion 14 Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka-jinja Shrine
1 Shijo Sta. HANKYU Tourist Shijo Sta.

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Information Center
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Gion Corner as tea ceremony, Nishiki
is Ichiba
especially (Nishiki Food
popular Market)
"Kitchen of Kyoto."
Gion Corner
Corner offers
offers tourists
kotoan introduction to
(Japanese This foreign
with market, set up On
visitors. alongthis Nishikikoji
narrow St.
various an
tourists forms of traditional Japanese
harp), arts and
flower arrange- between Teramachi andstone-paved
Takakura streets,
street, is
introduction
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ment, Gagakuproduced
(ancient Nishiki
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as the "Kitchenabout of Kyoto."
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forms
one-hour
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music quickly
and see (Nishiki Food
narrow stone-paved street, about
stores sell 150 grocery
the best
Japanese
such arts artsas and
tea ceremony,
dance),koto (Japanese
Kyogen Market)sell the best freshfresh
stores produce
produce available in
entertainment.
harp), flower arrangement, Gagaku
comedy, Kyomai(ancient Kyoto.
This It is always
market, set upbustling with customers
available in Kyoto. who
It
In
court
the professionally
music and dance), danceKyogen
performedcomedy,
by come to
along look, to taste,
Nishikikoji St. and is to buy the
always best. with
bustling
produced
Kyomai danceone-hour
performedapprentice
by apprentice geisha,
geisha, between Teramachi customers who come
program,
and Bunraku visitors puppetry.
can and Gion
Bunraku Corner is and Takakura streets, to look, to taste, and
quickly
especially
seepopular
such arts
with foreign visitors.
puppetry. Gion Corner is known as the to buy the best.

28 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


dern Bustling Streets Cross Traditional Narrow Streets
Recommended Course
Half-Day Course
Start 9 Tatsumi Bridge
Kyoto Subway Station (Gion Shin Bridge)
4 min. by subway 1-min. walk

1 Shijo Subway Station 10 Shimbashi-dori St.

10-min. walk 5-min. walk

2 Nishiki Market 11 Higashioji-dori St.

20-min. walk 5-min. walk

3 Teramachi-dori St. 12 Yasaka Shrine


Yasaka-jinja Shrine

10-min. walk Admission: Free


Tel: 075-561-6155
1-min. walk
4 Shinkyogoku-dori St.
2-min. walk 13 Shijo-dori St.

5-min. walk
5 Sanjo-dori St.

10-min. walk 14 Hanamikoji-dori St.

5-min. walk
6 Ponto-cho

20-min. walk 15 Gion Corner


Gion Corner
7 Shijo-dori-dori
Shijo-dori St.St. -A show starts at
18:00 and 19:00 everyday
(Fri., Sat.,Sun & national
7-min. walk holidays in Dec.-Mar.)
No performance on Jul.16,
Aug.16 and Dec.29-Jan.3.
& Dec.29-Jan.3.
8 Nawate-dori St. Admission: 3,150 yen
Tel:075-561-1119
http://kyoto-gion-corner.info/
10-min. walk
10-min. walk

16 Gion Bus Stop

20 min. by bus No.206 or 100

Goal Kyoto Station

Ponto-cho
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 29
Course 4 Kyoto Imperial
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Palace&&N
Central
Although you need to fill out an application form to obtain permission to
visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, (there is a separate application process
and explanation for overseas visitors), the surrounding grounds can be
enjoyed freely. Especially beautiful are the plum and peach trees in bloom
in early spring, and their gentle scent carries on the breeze as you walk
around the still waters of the clear pond on your way to the nearby shrines
of Nashinoki
Nashinoki-jinja
Shrine Shrine
and Go-o
and Go-o-jinja
Shrine. North
Shrine.
of the
North
gardens
of the is gardens
Shokokuji is
Templeanother
Shokokuji Templeanother
area to enjoy
area
a relaxing
to enjoystroll
a relaxing
in the heart
stroll of
innature.
the heart of
nature. southwest you come to Nijo-jo Castle. Built in 1603 as the
Heading
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and symbolyou of power
comeoftothe Nijo-jo
Shogun Castle.
Tokugawa in 1603
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UNESCO World Heritage Site.

0 700 m Kawamura Noh Play Theater Shokokuji Temple


Temple

0 0.35 mi. Kyoto Confectionery Museum
N Doshisha University
Imadegawa Sta.
Imadegawa-doriSt.
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Nishijin Textile
Textile Center
Center

Tondaya Inui Gomon Gate Gate
Kyoto office Imperial
Imperial Household
Household Agency
KAMIGYO-KU
Raku Museum Kongo Noh Stage 3 Kyoto Imperial Palace
Palace


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Kamo River


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4 Nijo-jo Castle

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5-min. walk
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e 31. Kyoto & Vicinity


KyotoWalking
& Vicinity
Guide 31 Guide
Walking
Course 5 Around Kyoto
Around KyotoStation
Station

A short walk from the ultramodern Kyoto Station, you come across
Higashi (East) Honganji Temple and Nishi (West) Honganji Temple, and a
little further, the beautiful gardens of Shosei-en Garden. All are free to
enter and make for an enjoyable half-day stroll.
If you're feeling energetic, continue to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive
Preservation Hall where you can take a bumpy ride on one of the
locomotives, or just stroll around Umekoji (Plum Blossom Alley) Park.
From here head to Toji Temple, its five-story pagodathe tallest in Japan
stands tall among the concrete of southern Kyoto. This temple is a
landmark associated with the bustling flea markets held in the grounds on
the 1st Sunday of each month and the 21st of each month. Here, you hunt
through the many stalls offering antiques, ceramics, plants, food and more
for that perfect souvenir to take home, which reminds you of your time in
the Old Capital.
Not far from the station is the huge Sanjusangendo Temple. Its long
wooden halls house 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. You
have an eerie feeling you are being watched as you follow the route
through the smoky, incense-filled halls.

N
St.
Omiya-doriSt.

5 Nishi Honganji Temple 4


Omiya-dori

Higashi Honganji
St.

0 250 m
Horikawa-dori St.

Temple

Horikawa-dori

0 0.1 mi.
SHIMOGYO-KU

Shichijo-dori St.
Shichijo-dori St.

Central Post Office


Kyoto Aquarium
Shiokoji-dori St.
Shiokoji-dori St.

6 Umekoji Park Start Goal


Umekoji Steam
Kyoto JR
San
Locomotive Preservation Hall
Railway Museum in Main
Line(Sagano Line) Kyoto Tourist

InformationKyoto
Kyoto
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Hachijo-dori St.
oto
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AEON MALL

7 Toji Temple
Toji-dori St.
Toji-dori St.

Toji Sta.

32 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


The Area where the Ultramodern Meets Tradition
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Kyoto Station 5 Nishi Honganji Temple

10 min. by bus No.100 or 206 15-min. walk

6 Umekoji Park
1 Sanjusangendo-mae
Bus Stop 10-min. walk

7 Toji Temple
2 Sanjusangendo Temple
15-min. walk
20-min. walk
Goal Kyoto Station
3 Shosei-en Garden

8-min. walk

4 Higashi Honganji
Temple
15-min. walk
St.

Keihan Elec. Ry. Main Line


Kawaramachi-doriSt.

Shosei-en
3 Garden Kyoto National Museum
Museum
Kawaramachi-dori


St.
Karasuma-dori St.
Karasuma-dori

1
Shichijo Sta. Sanjusangendo-mae
Bus Stop
Yogen-in Temple

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Course 6 Ohara
Ohara

It takes one hour by bus from Kyoto to Ohara. Just up the hill, past the
souvenir stalls with their brightly colored boxes of cakes, sweets and
plastic gifts, is Sanzen-in Temple. Crowds of people come here in autumn
to capture the perfect shot of the changing leaves on the mountainside
and to admire the beautiful Yusei-en Garden. In the rainy season, you walk
through the famous hydrangea garden in the quiet drizzle as spring eases
into summer. From here, you walk to Hosen-in Temple. As you enter the
tatami room, you feel like you are watching a living picture as you peer out
of the wooden frames of the old building into the bamboo garden and hills
beyond. Cast your eyes upwards in the main hall and you'll see the
macabre blood-stained ceiling taken from Fushimi Castle. Leave a little
time for a short rest and to try the bitter Japanese tea and sweet cakes on
offer, before heading off to try your hand at Kusaki-zome (vegetable
dyeing) or to watch Shiba-zuke (pickled cucumber) in one of the
traditional workshops.

Hosen-in Temple
4

3 Jikko-inTemple
Jikko-in Temple

Ohara Local Gallery
Gallery Shorin-in Temple
Temple

Sanzen-in Temple
2

15 Ohara Bus Stop
Jorengein Temple
Yusei-en Garden

Raigo-in Temple

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0 250 m

Kyoto Sta. Start Goal 0 0.1 mi.

- Correspond to Page 35.

34 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


The Tranquil, Beautiful Suburb of Kyoto
Recommended Course
Half-Day Course
Start Kyoto Station 4 Hosen-in Temple

1 hr. by Kyoto Bus No.17 Hours: 9:00-17:00


Open: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 800 yen
(green tea and confectionery
1 Ohara Bus Stop isisincluded.)
included.)
Tel:075-744-2409

15-min. walk 20-min. walk

2 Sanzen-in Temple 5 Ohara Bus Stop

Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open: 9:00-17:00 (Mar.
(Mar. -- Oct.)
Oct.) 1 hr. by Kyoto Bus No.17
8:30-17:00 (Nov.)
9:00-16:30 (Dec. - Feb.)
Admission: 700 yen Goal Kyoto Station
Tel:075-744-2531

2-min. walk

3 Jikko-in Temple
Open:
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-17:00
Admission: 600 yen
Tel:075-744-3341

3-min. walk

Sanzen-in Temple

Ohara-Kurama
Ohara-Kurama Hiking Course
Hiking Course
walk begins
This walk beginsononthethe westleads
west side over another
of the ridgevisitors
where to the can relax in an min.)Jakko-in
Ohara(20 outdoor Onsen,
historical
side of thevillage of Ohara.
historical From
village of oldthevillage
serene of Kurama
shop forwhere
vegetable pickle delicacies
Temple(60 or simply
min.)Ebumi
silence
Ohara. ofFrom Jakko-intheTemple, visitors
serenevisitors entercanthe
relaxmarvel
in an outdoor
at the greenery and fresh
Pass(25 air.
min.)Shizuhara
mountains,
silence of passing
Jakko-ininTemple,
front of Ebumi shop for vegetable (30 min.)Yakkozaka(20
Onsen,Shrine,
and walkenter
visitors over the
the Ebumi Ridge topickle
mountains, delicacies
the village or simply
of Ohara(20 min.)Jakko-in Temple(60 min.)
min.)Kurama
Shizuhara.
passing in From front here the pathmarvel
of Ebumi leads atoverthe greenery and
Ebumi Pass(25 min.)Shizuhara(30 min.)
another
Shrine, andridge walk
to theover
old the fresh
village of air.
Kurama Yakkozaka(20 min.)Kurama
Ebumi Ridge to the village of
Shizuhara. From here the path

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 35


Course 7 Kurama &
Kurama &Kibune
Kibune

This course
course leads
leads you
youthrough
throughthe thevalleys
valleysofof
Kyoto
Kyotofrom
fromKurama
Kurama-dera
Temple
to
Temple
Kibune to Shrine.
Kifune-jinja
You takeShrine.
the Eizan
You take
Railways
the Eizan
train from
Railways
DemachitrainYanagi
from
up
Demachi
to KuramaYanagiStation.
up toHere,
Kurama
the souvenir
Station.stalls
Here,arethe
decorated
souvenir withstalls
images
are
of
decorated
a strange with
goblin-like
images of creature
a strangeor goblin-like
Tengu, standing
creature
outoralongside
Tengu, standing
rows of
quiet
out alongside
rustic dwellings.
rows of Continue
quiet rusticalong
dwellings.
the narrow
Continue
old streets
alongandtheinto
narrow
the
trees
old streets
up toandYukiinto
Shrine,
the trees
whereup on October 22
to Yuki-jinja Shrine,
the area
where
comes
on October 22
to life for
the sparkling
area comes Kurama
to life Fire
for the
Festivalone
sparkling ofKurama
Kyoto'sFiremostFestivalone
famous. You of
continue
Kyoto's mosthikingfamous.
on upwards,
You continue
followinghiking
a beautiful
on upwards,
trail up following
to Kuramaa
Temple.
beautifulOn trailthe
upway
to Kurama-dera
down, stop atTemple.
the small
OnOku-no-in
the way down,MaodenstopTemple
at the
before
small Oku-no-in
continuingMaoden
to KibuneTempleShrine,
before
dedicated
continuing
to the
to Kifune-jinja
God of Water, Shrine,
the
deity
dedicated
worshipped
to the for Godcenturies
of Water,by farmers.
the deityIf you
worshipped
are feeling
fortired,
centuries
there'sbya
bus
farmers.
that will
If you
takeareyou
feeling
to Kibune,
tired, there's
up to Kibune-guchi.
a bus that will take you to Kibune,
On
up toyour
Kibune-guchi.
way back, you stop off at Kurama Onsen (hot spring), where you
can
On soak
your in
way theback,
open-air
you stop
bathoff
while
at Kurama
gazing atOnsen,
the misty
where
Kurama
you canmountains
soak in
in
thetheopen-air
distance. bath
Around
whileyou,
gazing
wearyathikers
the misty
relax in
Kurama
contented
mountains
silence before
in the
returning
distance. home.
Around you, weary hikers relax in contented silence before
returning home.
Recommended Course
Half-Day Course
Start Kyoto Station 5 Kurama-dera
Kurama Temple
Temple

30 min. by bus No.4 or 17 Open: 9:00-16:30


Hours: 9:00-16:30
Admission: 200 yen, plus
another 200 yen to enter
1 Demachi Yanagi Station the Reiho-den (9:00-16:00)
Tel: 075-741-2003
30 min. by Eizan Ry
Railway
25-min. walk
2 Kurama Station
6 Ki-no-ne-michi
5-min. walk
15-min. walk
3 Kurama Temple
Kurama-dera Temple
Sammon Gate 7 Kifune-jinja
Kifune Shrine
Shrine
15-min. walk
Open: 9:00-16:30
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Admission: Free
4 Yuki-jinja
Yuki Shrine
Shrine Tel: 075-741-2016

15-min. walk Admission: Free 40-min. walk or 5 min. by bus


Tel: 075-741-1670
8 Kibune-guchi Station
30 min. by train

9 Demachi Yanagi Station


30 min. by bus No.4 or 17

Goal Kyoto Station


Kurama-dera
Kurama Temple
Temple
36 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Home of "Tengu" and the God of Water Shrine

start7 Kifune ShrineShrine


Kifune-jinja

Oku-no-in Maoden
Oku-no-in Maoden Temple
Temple
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0 700 m

0 0.35 mi.
19 Demachi Yanagi Sta.
- Correspond to Page 36.

Kifune-jinja
Kifune Shrine
Shrine JTA

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 37


Course 8 Fushimi
Fushimi
Aro
From JR Kyoto Station, take the short train ride to JR Inari Station. Enter
the vast complex of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine dedicated to the guardian
deity Inari, which is often portrayed in the physical form of a fox. All
around you, people stand before the shrines and countless stone foxes
praying for success in business or protection from disaster. You continue up
the path through the thousands of red Torii gates (Shrine gates) stretching
before you like a colorful tunnel against the green, up the winding trail of
Mt. Inari. Weary hikers take a rest leaning against one of the red Torii, or
more pleasantly at one of the tiny teahouses along the way.
Head over to Tofukuji Temple and cross the gentle stream by the
Tsutenkyo Bridge (Bridge to Heaven). Especially beautiful in the autumn
shade, this famous little area is often filled with maple leaf watchers
towards the end of October. Continue along to Hojo Garden and then
onto Sennyuji Temple, in front of which the bus leaves to take you back to
Kyoto Station.

Recommended Course
Half-Day Course
Start JR Kyoto Station 6 Tofukuji Temple
5 min. by JR Nara Line Open:
Hours: 9:00-16:00
9:00-16:00 (Apr.-Oct.)
(Apr.-Oct.)
8:30-16:00 (Nov.)
9:00-15:30 (Dec.-Mar.)
Admission: Free
1 JR Inari Station (Hojo Garden, Tsutenkyo
Bridge 400 yen each)
Tel: 075-561-0087
5-min. walk 30-min. walk

Fushimi Inari 7 Sennyuji Temple


2
Taisha Shrine
Open:
Hours: 9:00-16:30
9:00-16:30 (Mar. - Nov.)
(Mar.-Nov.)
Admission: Free 9:00-16:00
9:00-16:00 (Dec. - Feb.)
(Dec.-Feb.)
Tel: 075-641-7331 Admission: 500 yen
Tel: 075-561-1551
5-min. walk 15-min. walk

Sembon Torii 8 Sennyuji-michi Bus Stop


3
(Shrine gates)
15 min. by bus No.208
10-min. walk
Goal Kyoto Station
4 Fushimi Inari Station

2 min. by train

5 Tobakaido Station
10-min. walk

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine


JTA
38 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
und the Shrine with a Vermilion Tunnel of Torii Gates
Kyoto Sta. Start Goal

Enninji Temple
er r

8 Sennyuji-michi
Sennyuji-michi
wwaaRRivive

Bus Stop Sokujo-in


Sokujo-in Temple
Temple
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JR
Bus Stop

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Meianji Temple
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Ryogin-an Temple

Tsutenkyo Bridge

Hojo Garden
Garden
7 Sennyuji Temple
HIGASHIYAMA-KU
Tentoku-in
Tentoku-in Temple
Temple
Temple
6 Tofukuji Temple
ui i


oo ssoossu

Funda-in Temple
Temple
JR Nara Line


Biwak

Shogaku-an Temple
Temple
5
Tobakaido Komyo-in
Komyo-in Temple
Temple
Sta.
ain Line

Nammyo-in
Nammyo-in Temple
Temple

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2 Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
0 250 m

1 JR Inari Sta. 0 0.1 mi.


- Correspond to Page 38.

Fushimi
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Shrine
The
Thehead
headshrine
shrineof ofmore
more thanthan
30,000
30,000Inari
Inarishrines
shrinesthroughout
throughout
Japan,
Japan,Fushimi
Fushimi InariInari
Taisha Taisha
Shrine
Shrineisisone
oneof ofthethe
oldest in in
oldest
Kyoto.
Kyoto.Enshrining
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good
goodharvests and good
harvests and good
business,
business,the
theshrine
shrineisiscrowded
crowded
with
withpeople
peopleduring the New
during the Year
New
and
Yearonand
the first
on daythe offirst
each day of
month.
each month.
Tofukuji Temple
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 39
Course 9 A&B Amanohashidate &&Mi
Amanohashidate Miy
One of Jap
A. This course takes you far out of the city and up to the rugged Japan Sea
A.
Coast. Get off at Amanohashidate Station for one of the top three scenic
spots in JapanAmanohashidate.
A white sand bar lined with pine trees stretches elegantly across the bay,
giving this magical place its name the Bridge to Heaven. Walk through the
shadows of the pines, cool in the gentle breeze blowing across the bay,
then return by boat on the still blue waters to the most famous
spotKasamatsu Park. Copy the many other tourists as they turn away
from the bridge, bend over and look through their legs, and you are met
with the famous illusion of the bridge winding its way to heaven. Take a
leisurely stroll back to the station where you can take your pick from the
many hot springs and soak in a steaming outdoor bath before continuing
on to the old Edo Period town of Miyazu.

B.
B. Not
Not far
far from
from Miyazu
Miyazu Station
Station is Miyazu Catholic Church. Built in the
Meiji Period, this Roman-style church looks distinctly European, until you
enter its dimly lit chapel and see the floor around the altar is all Japanese
tatami. (There's no sightseeing allowed when a Mass is being held.) Back
out in the sunlight, you are once again whisked back in time to the Edo
Era. The homes of wealthy merchants are perfectly preserved as an
informative example of the life of a merchant in feudal Japan. Only
Mikami-ke House, however, is open to the public.

Recommended Course A N 4 Kasamatsu Park



Half-Day Course Kasamatsu
0 1 km Fuchu
Start Kita-Kinki Tango Railway
Amanohashidate Station 0 0.5 mi.
3 Motoise Kono Shrine
Motoise Kono-jinja

Shrine

5-min. walk 178

1 Kaisen Bridge Amanohashidate



10-min. walk Aso Sea
Aso Sea 2 Amanohashidate Park

2 Amanohashidate Park Start Goal


Amano-
hashidate Sta.
30-min. walk
1 Kaisen Bridge
Tango
TangoTourist
Tourist

3
Information
Motoise
MotoiseKono-jinja
Kono Shrine
Shrine Information
Center
Center Amanohashidate Viewland

5 min. by Cable car 176 Miyazu Bay


Miyazu Bay
4 Kasamatsu Park

1-hr. walk Mt. Takigami


Mt. Takigami

Goal Amanohashidate Station


Mt. Daimoku
Mt. Daimoku Miyazu Sta.

- Correspond to Page 40.


40 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
yazu
yazuCity
City
an's Top Three Scenic Spots to Old Edo Period Town
Pick up some local souvenirs or stop for a cup of bitter green tea at one of
the traditional shops in the town before heading up to Daichoji Temple
for a stunning view of Amanohashidate. Before evening falls, head over to
Kanabiki Waterfallone of Japan's top 100, splendid in the autumn colors
of the surrounding treesand then return tired and content in the
gathering darkness.

Recommended Course B
Half-Day Course
Start Kita-Kinki Tango Railway 3 Daichoji Temple
Miyazu Station
10-min. walk 35-min. walk

1 Miyazu Catholic Church 4 Kanabiki Waterfall


Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00 45-min. walk
Admission: Free
12-min. walk Goal Miyazu Station
2 Old Mikami House
Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 350 yen

10-min. walk

0 250 m Miyazu Bay


Miyazu Bay

0 0.1 mi.

2 Old Mikami House


1 Miyazu Catholic Church Start Goal


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Waterfall

- Correspond to Page 41.


Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 41
Course 10 Uji
Uji

This course starts a short walk from Uji Station beyond the huge,
imposing wooden gates of the Kambayashi Memorial Museum. Old pine
trees shade the small wooden building, towering over the low, dimly lit
entrance in this little corner tucked away from the busy shopping street.
From here, you walk along old streets lined with teashops, and only
teashops, where the smells of the many kinds of tea roasting in the open
air mingle together on the gentle breeze. Stop at one of the small
restaurants for some tea-flavored noodles and ice cream, before entering
the magnificent Byodo-in, a designated World Heritage Site. The main
hall, featured on the 10-yen coin, is the focus of the crowds, each person
trying to get the perfect shot in front of the pond.
Continue down along the tree-lined river bank to Taiho-an, the Municipal
Tea House, then cross the elegant red wooden bridge to the largest stone
pagoda in Japan. Built in 1286, this 13-stage pagoda stands tall on the
small sandy island surrounded by the rapids of the Uji River which you
cross again, over to Koshoji Temple, where photographers and artists
gather in the midst of autumn to capture the red maples around the
temple. Continue to the beautiful temple grounds of Eshin-in Temple,
then to Asahiyaki Pottery to admire the local crafts. From here you stop
by Uji-jinja
Uji Shrine,
Shrine,
thenthen
cross
cross
thethe
road
roadtotothe
theUji
Uji Chapters
Chapters Monument,
Monument,
celebrating the ten chapters of The Tale of the Genji set here in Uji. Next,
head upup the
thepaved
pavedpath
pathtoto
Ujikami-jinja
Ujikami Shrine
Shrinewhere
wherethe
theold
old man
man selling
shrine charms by the entrance explains in a hushed voice that the shrine is
a perfect example of traditional shrine architecture, and hands you
pamphlets containing its colorful history. From here, walk down the shady
tree-lined road to the Tale of Genji Museum, dedicated to the famous epic
novel written by Murasaki Shikibu. Stop for a brief rest at Hashidera
Temple before crossing Uji Bridge and strolling back to the station.

Mimurodo Sta. Kyoto Start Goal


Ujii

14 Mimurotoji
MimurotojiTemple
Temple
Keihan Elec. Ry. Uji Line
RRiviv


JR Nara
eerr

Uji Sta. 13 The Tale of Genji Museum


Uji Bridge
15 Ujikami ShrineShrine
Ujikami-jinja
16 Hashidera Temple 12

1 17 Uji Chapters Monument 11 Uji ShrineShrine
Uji-jinja
JR Uji Sta. 8 Koshoji Temple
8 Koshoji Temple
2 Byodo-in 6 7

Kambayashi Temple 3 9 Eshin-in Temple
Temple
Memorial Museum
Museum
Tourist
Uji City N
Information 4 10 Asahiyaki Pottery
Tourist
Center
Nara Information Taiho-an
Taiho-an
Center Uji City 5 Stone Pagoda
Ujigawa Senjin Tourist
MonumentUjigawa Senjin Information UJI CITY 0 700 m
Monument Center

0 0.35 mi.

- Correspond to Page 43.


42 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Tale of the Genji Country
Recommended Course
Half-Day Course
Start JR Kyoto Station 11 Uji-jinja
Uji Shrine
Shrine

17 min. by train (JR Nara Line) 1-min. walk

1 JR Uji Station 12 Ujikami-jinja


Ujikami Shrine
Shrine

5-min. walk 3-min. walk

2 Kambayashi Memorial Museum 13 The Tale of Genji Museum

5-min. walk Open: 9:00-17:00


Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 500 yen
Tel:0774-39-9300
3 Byodo-in Temple Closed: Mondays
Mon. & and
New year holiday
Open: 8:30-17:30
Hours: 8:30-17:30 (Garden)
(Garden)
9:00-17:00 (Hoshokan Museum) 30-min. walk
Enter by 15 min before each closing time.
Admission: 600 yen
(include admission to Hoshokan)
14 Mimurotoji Temple
Tel:0774-21-2861
Hours: 8:30-16:30(Apr.
Open: 8:30-16:30(Apr.-Oct)
- Oct)
8:30-16:00(Nov.
8:30-16:00(Nov.-Mar.)
- Mar.)
Closed: Dec.29-31
5-min. walk Admission: 500 yen
Tel:0774-21-2067

4 Taiho-an 30-min. walk


(The Municipal Tea House)
2-min. walk 15 Hashidera Temple
5 Stone Pagoda 3-min. walk

5-min. walk 16 Uji Bridge


6 Ujigawa Senjin Monument 10-min. walk

3-min. walk 17 JR Uji Station


7 Uji Chapters Monument 17 min. by train (JR Nara Line)

10-min. walk Goal JR Kyoto Station


8 Koshoji Temple

5-min. walk

9 Eshin-in Temple

1-min. walk

10 Asahiyaki Pottery

5-min. walk

Byodo-in Temple
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 43
Course 11 Miyama
Miyama

Two hours north of the bustle of the Old Capital lie the charming, sleepy
rural villages of Miyama-cho. The traditional art of thatch, now a dying art
in most parts of rural Japan, is very much alive here, especially in the
North Village, which has been designated a national preservation site. You
spend a relaxing morning wandering the villages and admiring the heavily
thatched houses, from where friendly locals appear with a smile as they
tend to their immaculately kept gardens. Stop at Miyama-cho Nature and
Culture Village where you can try your hand at the local pottery or making
Washi, the exquisite hand-made paper of this area, before stopping at one
of the relaxing Onsen (hot spring) for a long bath and for a taste of the
perfectly presented local cuisine as you look out over the rolling hills of
this secret corner of Kyoto. Stop in one of the village shops to pick up
some of the local vegetables, grown in beautiful natural surroundings on
the sloping hills, before saying your good-byes to the friendly faces that
pass you on the little streets and returning relaxed and refreshed through
the picturesque mountain passes to the bustle of the city.

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37 Kita Bus Stop

6 Miyama-cho Nature
Miyama-cho Nature and
and Culture
CultureVillage
Village

Mt. Isoki
Mt. Isoki

NANTAN CITY

MIYAMA TOWN
2 8 Agake Bus Stop

369
N
0 250 m
Mt. Okuhigashi
Mt. Okuhigashi
0 0.1 mi.

- Correspond to Page 45.

44 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Around the Rural Villages of Thatched Houses
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Kyoto Station 6 Miyama-cho Nature
and Culture Village
80 min. by bus 5 runs daily (weekday) Onsen (Hot spring)
3 runs on Sun. & National Open: 11:00-20:00
Hours: 11:00-20:00
Holiday 13:00-20:00
13:00-20:00 (Dec.-Mar.)
(Dec.-Mar.)
Admission: 500 yen
20-min. walk
1 Shuzan Bus Stop
7 Kita Bus Stop
40 min. by bus
10 min. by bus 5 runs daily (weekday)
2 Agake Bus Stop 3 runs on Sun. & National
Holiday

10 min. by bus

3 Kita Bus Stop 8 Agake Bus Stop


nearby the bus stop 40 min. by bus

4 Kayabukino Sato, Kitamura 9 Shuzan Bus Stop


3-min. walk 80 min. by bus

5 Museum of Folk Art Goal Kyoto Station


20-min. walk Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open: 9:00-17:00(Apr.-Nov.)
(Apr.-Nov.)
10:00-16:00(Dec.-Mar.)
10:00-16:00 (Dec.-Mar.)
Closed: New year holiday
Admission: 300 yen
Tel: 0771-77-0587

Miyama-cho Nature and Culture Village

Kayabukino Sato, Kitamura


JTA
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 45
Course 12 Oyamazaki&&Mt.
Oyamazaki Mt.Tenno
Tenno

This course starts at the Oyamazaki Museum of History, which is in


walking distance from both JR Yamazaki Station and Hankyu Oyamazaki
Station. The museum is the perfect introduction to of the history and culture
of Oyamazaki before you head head over
over toto Myoki-an
Myoki-an and andthe
its famous tea house
Tai-an. Designated as as aa National
NationalTreasure,
Treasure,the simple
tea house
structure
invokes
and apeaceful
feeling
grounds
of tranquilof the
stillness
tea houseas youinvokes
admire
a feeling
its simple
of tranquil
structure
stillness.
and Just
peaceful
next
door
grounds.
is the
Just
Rikyu
next Hachimangu
door is the RikyuShrine, Hachimangu
from whereShrine,
you canfromheadwhere
northyouup
to
headAsahi
northBeer
up Oyamazaki
to the AsahiVilla BeerMuseum.
Oyamazaki ThisVilla
beautiful
Museum. villaThis
houses
beautiful
owns
works
villa houses
by famous
worksartists
by famous
and craftsmen
artists andincluding
craftsmen, Monet.
including Monet.
From here, take a short short rest
rest at
at Hoshakuji
HoshakujiTemple
Temple before
beforestarting
start climbing
the climbup
Mt.
up Mt.Tenno.
Tenno.Before
Before reaching
reaching thethe
summit,
summit,stop youatstop
Hata at Tate
Hata Matsu
Tate Matsu
pine
trees
pine trees
from where
from where
you can you
takehave
a breathtaking
a breathtaking viewview
of the
of surrounding
the surrounding area.
As
area.you
As reach
you reach
the thesummit,
summit,youyouwillareseemet
thewith
unusual
the unusual
sight ofsight
threeof rivers,
three
Katsuragawa,
rivers, Katsuragawa,
Kamogawa Kamogawa
and Ujigawa
and Ujigawa
merging merging
into one into
andone
becoming
and becom-the
Yodogawa
ing the Yodogawa
River that
Riverrunsthat
all runs
the way
all the
to Osaka.
way to Osaka.
On the way down down the of the
mountain
mountain you stop
stop at
at Kannonji
Kannonji Temple
Temple before you
start the long walk through the old, yet busy streets up to the beautifully
kept Shoryuji Castle Park and ruins. Take a short break inside one of the
welcoming
many welcomingrestaurants
restaurants
on youron wayyour
to Nagaokakyo
way to Nagaokakyo
Station, the Station,
main link
the
between
main linkKyoto
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Shoryuji Castle Park

Hata Tate Matsu Pine Trees


46 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Area Abundant in History and Folklore
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start JR Kyoto Station 6 Hoshakuji Temple

15 min. by train (JR Tokaido Line) Open:


Hours: 9:00-16:00
9:00-16:00
Admission: 400 yen
Tel: 075-956-0047
1 JR Yamazaki Station 20-min. walk

5-min. walk 7 Hata Tate Matsu Pine Trees


2 Oyamazaki Museum
of History 18-min. walk

Open:
Hours: 9:30-17:00
9:30-17:00
Closed: Mondays
Mon. 8 Summit of Mt. Tenno
Admission: 200 yen
Tel: 075-952-6288
30-min. walk
5-min. walk
9 Kannonji Temple
3 Myoki-an
Open:
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-17:00
Admission: 1,000 yen Admission: Free
Closed: Mon.
Mondays
& &Wed.
Wednesdays Tel: 075-956-0016
(To visit Myoki-an, application
by a reply postal card is 45-min. walk
required about one month
one month
before) 10 Shoryuji Castle Park
Tel: 075-956-0103
56 Ryuko, Oyamazaki-cho,
5-min. walk Otokuni-gun, 618-0071, Kyoto 10-min. walk
5-min. walk
4 Rikyu Hachimangu Shrine 11 JR Nagaokakyo Station
4 Rikyu Hachimangu Shrine
Admission: Free
Tel: 075-956-0218 15 min. by train (JR Tokaido LIne)
Admission: Free
15-min. walk Tel: 075-956-0218
Goal JR Kyoto Station
15-min. walk
5 Asahi Beer
Oyamazaki
AsahiVilla
Beer Museum
5
Oyamazaki Villa
Hours: Museum
1000-17
00
Closed: Mon.
1000-17
Asahi Beer
Asahi Beer
Open:
Admission: 90000
yen
Closed:
Tel: Mondays
075-957-3123 Oyamazaki
Oyamazaki Villa
Villa Museum
Museum
Admission: 900 yen
5-min. walk Tel: 075-957-3123 Built in the Showa Period, this traditional
English-style villa has now been converted
5-min. walk into a beautiful art museum. The museum
holds many Impressionist works, including
Monet's famous 'Water Lily', and also many
elegant ceramics, originally in the possession
of Asahi Beer's founding president
Tamesaburo Yamamoto. On the second floor
is a coffee shop where you can enjoy coffee,
tea or juice, inside or out in the fresh air on
the balcony. Halfway up Mt. Tenno is one of
Yamazaki's
Yamazaki's most most
famous famous
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Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum


Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 47
Course 12 Oyamazaki & Mt. Tenno

This course starts at the Oyamazaki Museum of History, which is in


walking distance from both JR Yamazaki Station and Hankyu Oyamazaki
Station. The museum is the perfect introduction to the history and culture
of Oyamazaki before you head over to Myoki-an and the famous tea house
11
Tai-an. Designated as a National Treasure, the tea house invokes a feeling
of tranquil stillness as you admire its simple structure and peaceful
grounds. Just next door is the Rikyu Hachimangu Shrine, from where you
head north up to the Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum. This beautiful
villa houses works by famous artists and craftsmen, including Monet.
From here, take a short rest at Hoshakuji Temple before starting the climb
up Mt. Tenno. Before reaching
Ky the summit, you stop at Hata Tate Matsu
pine trees from where you ohave
to-
Ju a breathtaking view of the surrounding
ka
area. As you reach the summit, you n E are met with the unusual sight of three
xp
rivers, Katsuragawa, Kamogawa andresUjigawasw merging into one and becom-
a
ing the Yodogawa River that runs all they way to Osaka.
On the way down the mountain you stop at Kannonji Temple before you
start the long walk through the old, yet busy streets up to the beautifully
Nishiyama Tennozan Sta.
kept Shoryuji Castle Park and ruins. Take a short break inside one of the
many welcoming restaurants on your way to Nagaokakyo Station, the
main link between Kyoto and Osaka.
As an option, it is also possible to visit Suntory Yamazaki Distillery just
north of Yamazaki Station.

TOWN

8
7

Shoryuji Castle Park


9

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Hata Tate Matsu Pine Trees


46 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide - Correspond to Page 47.
The Area Abundant in History and Folklore
Recommended Course
Start Goal One-Day Course
Start JR Kyoto Station 6 Hoshakuji Temple

15 min. by train (JR Tokaido Line) Open: 9:00-16:00


Admission: 400 yen
Tel: 075-956-0047
1 JR Yamazaki Station 20-min. walk

5-min. walk 7 Hata Tate Matsu Pine Trees


10

2 Oyamazaki Museum
of History 18-min. walk

Open: 9:30-17:00
Closed: Mondays 8 Summit of Mt. Tenno
Admission: 200 yen
Tel: 075-952-6288
30-min. walk
5-min. walk
9 Kannonji Temple
3 Myoki-an
Open: 9:00-17:00
Admission: 1,000 yen Admission: Free
Closed: Mondays & Wednesdays Tel: 075-956-0016
(To visit Myoki-an, application
by a reply postal card is 45-min. walk
required about one month
before) Kannonji
10 Temple Shoryuji Castle Park
Tel: 075-956-0103
56 Ryuko, Oyamazaki-cho,
Otokuni-gun, 618-0071, Kyoto 10-min. walk
5-min. walk
11 JR Nagaokakyo Station
4 Rikyu Hachimangu Shrine
15 min. by train (JR Tokaido LIne)
Admission: Free
Tel: 075-956-0218
Goal JR Kyoto Station
15-min. walk

5 Asahi Beer
Oyamazaki Villa Museum
Open: 1000-1700
Asahi Beer
Closed: Mondays Oyamazaki Villa Museum
Admission: 900 yen
Tel: 075-957-3123 Built in the Showa Period, this traditional
English-style villa has now been converted
5-min. walk into a beautiful art museum. The museum
holds many Impressionist works, including
Monet's famous 'Water Lily', and also many
elegant ceramics, originally in the possession
of Asahi Beer's founding president
Tamesaburo Yamamoto. On the second floor
is a coffee shop where you can enjoy coffee,
tea or juice, inside or out in the fresh air on
the balcony. Halfway up Mt. Tenno is one of
Yamazaki's most famous temples
Hoshakuji Temple. It is famous for housing
the 'Uchide no Kozuchi' (The Lucky Mallet)
which, according to legend, the Emperor
Shomu received from the Dragon King, and
from this the temple earned its name
meaning 'Temple of Treasure.' In the grounds
is one of Japan's many Important Cultural
Assets, a 3-story Pagoda characteristic in
style of the Azuchi - Momoyama Period.

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum


Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 47
Course 13 Nara
Nara

Nara Park is within walking distance of both JR Nara Station and Kintetsu
Nara Station. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll and to discover the
heart of Japanese culture with its countless shrines, temples and museums,
which take you back through the history of this ancient capital.
You start your walk in the grounds of Kofukuji Temple. The five-story
pagoda stands tall over the temple grounds, providing a perfect backdrop
for your photographs of the tranquil Sarusawaike Pond. As you continue
up into the vast Nara Park, deer happily grazing wander up to you begging
for Deer Cracker (Shikasenbei) as you continue on up to the Great
Buddha of Todaiji Temple. The huge statue stares down at you in the
smoky hall, as all around you people throw coins into the huge boxes
placed below the Buddha's giant feet and join their hands in prayer. You
feel as if you've traveled back centuries.
Before you wind your way down to admire the priceless Buddhist treasures
of Nara National Museum, you stop by Nigatsudo Hall, famous for its
Water Drawing Ceremony in March when all the temple is ablaze with the
flames of roaring torches carried ceremoniously by the monks. Not far
away is the colorful and grand Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where February and
August the thousands of stone lanterns on the approach to the shrine are
lit in one of Nara's most famous festivals. Other popular festivals in Nara
include the great Grass Burning Festival on Wakakusayama Hill in January
and the Deer Antler Cutting ceremony held in Deer enclosure in October.
On your way back to the station, you can drop by the famous gardens of

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50 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


The Ancient Capital with Dignified Great Buddha
Isuien and Yoshikien, then stroll down the old narrow backstreets of
Nara-machi, the shadows of the simple wooden houses growing longer as
lanterns are lit in the falling dusk.

Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start JR Nara Station 7 Todaiji Temple
10-min. walk Open: 7:30-17:30(Apr.
Hours: 7:30-17:30(Apr. -- Sep.)
Sep.)
7:30-17:00(Oct.)
1 Kintetsu Nara Station 8:00-16:30(Nov. - Feb.)
4-min. walk 8:00-17:00(Mar.)
Admission: 500 yen
2 Kofukuji Temple Tel: 0742-22-5511
8-min. walk
5-min. walk
3 Yoshikien Garden 8 Nigatsudo Hall
2-min. walk 5-min. walk

4 Isuien Garden 9 Sangatsudo Hall


5-min. walk 2-min. walk

5 Nara National Museum 10 Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine


3-min. walk 5-min. walk

6 Himuro-jinja
Himuro Shrine
Shrine 11 Wakakusayama Hill
8-min. walk 10-min. walk
12 Kasuga Taisha Shrine
30-min. walk
Goal JR Nara Station

8 Nigatsudo Hall
8 Nigatsudo
Hall
9
Sangatsudo Hall
9 Sangatsudo
Hall
7 Todaiji Temple
7 Todaiji
Temple 10 Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine
10
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine

4 Isuien Garden
3 4 Isuien
Garden Nandaimon Gate
3 Nandaimon
Gate
Yoshikien Garden

Yoshikien Garden Himuro-jinja Shrine

6
6 Himuro Shrine
Nara Prefectural
11 Wakakusayama Hill
Tourist Information Center 11 Wakakusayama
Hill
5 Nara National Museum
5 Nara National Museum


12 Kasuga Taisha Shrine
12
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
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Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 51
Course 14 Hikone
Hikone Castle
Castle&&Lake
LakeBiBiw

From Kyoto Station, it takes 50 minutes to reach the charming castle town
of Hikone. Hikone Castle, one of the four castles designated as National
Treasures (the others being Himeji, Inuyama and Matsumoto Castle),
stands proudly over the town, inviting you to enter its heavy wooden
doors. Inside the castle, you climb to the top floor where you are greeted
with a breathtaking view of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Take an
hour or so to wander around inside the castle, now a museum detailing the
history of this majestic structure, before heading to Genkyu-en, an
exquisite Chinese-style garden where you can relax in the delicate
surroundings.
Take in the old atmosphere of the town with a walk down Yume Kyobashi
Castle Road, an authentic looking replica of a typical street in an Edo
Period castle town, an insight into 'Old Hikone', where you can buy
traditional souvenirs and sweets or just browse in the doorways with the
many other tourists.
To cool down in the heat of summer, head over to the lakeside. If you can
make it through the crowds, take a swim in the cool waters of the lake,
before jumping on a boat at Hikone Port for a relaxing ride around the
tiny Chikubushima Island, a charming nature spot in the center of the lake
complete with Hogonji Temple and Chikubushima-jinja
Chikubushima Shrine.Shrine.
(The(The
boat boat
ride
ride daily,
runs runs and
daily,weekends
and weekends
between between December
December and 2nd and 2nd Saturday
Saturday of March)of
March)
Back in Hikone, stop at one of the small traditional restaurants before
Back inyour
making Hikone, stop to
way back at the
onestation.
of the small traditional restaurants before
making your way back to the station.
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6 8 Hikone Port

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52 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
wa
wa
The Charming Castle Town by Japan's Largest Lake
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start JR Kyoto Station 5 Genkyu-en Garden
50 min. by train 15-min. walk

1 JR Hikone Station 6 Hikone Port

20-min. walk 40 min. by ship

Yume Kyobashi Chikubushima


2 7 Island trip
Castle Road
10-min. walk 40 min. by ship

3 Hikone Castle Museum 8 Hikone Port


Open:
Hours: 8:30-17:00
8:30-17:00
Closed: Dec. 25-31
Admission: 500 yen 25-min. walk or 10 min by free shuttle bus.
Tel: 0749-22-6100
Museum is closed from Oct. 2014 to
15-min. walk June 2015 due to the construction. 9 JR Hikone Station
15-min.
4 walkHikone Castle Tower 50 min. by train
4 HikoneHours:
Castle Tower
8:30-17:00
Admission: 600 yen
Goal JR Kyoto Station
(including Genkyu-en
Open: 8:30-17:00
Garden) 600 yen
Admission:
Tel: 0749-22-2742
(including Genkyu-en
Garden)
15-min. walk Tel: 0749-22-2742
15-min. walk

Genkyu-en Garden Hikone Castle Tower


Yasufumi Nishi JTA

Other
Other Options
Options
Yume Kyobashi Akari Gallery Haiyu-kan Haiyu-kan Admission: Free
Hours: 9:30-17:30
Open: 9:30-17:30 Open: 9:00-17:00Hours: 9:00-17:00 Tel: 0749-22-6849
Tel: 0749-27-5501 Closed: Tuesdays Closed:
(when Tue.
Tue. (when Tue. falls on a national
Closed: Tue.
Tuesdays(when(when
Tue. falls falls on a nationalholiday,
Tue.on a national holiday,it itisisopen and closed the following day)
holiday,
falls on ait national
is open and closeditthe
holiday, is following and closed &the
open day) Dec. 29-Jan. 3
following
open and closed the following day) day) and Dec. 29-Jan. Admission:
3 Free
Tel: 0749-22-6849

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 53


Course 15 Minami, Osaka

Osaka is divided into two lively, vibrant areas, the Kita (northern) and
Minami (southern) areas. In the Kita area, youll find shopping streets
packed with huge, brightly lit stores and scores of people moving at a
dizzying pace through the many arcades. However, its in the Minami
district that the bustling, vibrant character of Osaka can be seen, smelt
and heard.
Go due south from Nippombashi Station and head over to the Kuromon
Market. There, youll be overwhelmed by the myriad tastes and smells
coming from lively stalls selling foods from all over the world.
The stallholders call out in the typical, cheerful Osaka style, urging you to
purchase some of their bizarre-looking and -smelling items.
A little further down, past Takashimaya Exhibition Hall, is Den-Den
Town. This is the place to haggle for electrical bargains. From here, back
to the street, to the west of Kuromon Market, you will find Sennichimae
Doguya-suji. Traders in this street sell everything you need to turn your
purchases from Kuromon Market into an exquisite meal. Theres also a
dazzling array of pots and utensils, and even plastic food.
Stroll down the narrow, dimly lit alleys of Hozenji-yokocho for a taste of
old Osaka, then visit the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum, where beautiful
woodblock prints depicting life in Japan are Tokyuon display, before heading off
Hands
to the Dotombori area. The various foods and Nagahoribashi reasonably-priced
restaurants surrounding you here are sure to make you hungry. 1
To end YOTUBASHI
your day course, take a stroll and go shopping around the trendy
Daimaru
America-mura and Shinsaibashi
Big Step precincts.
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54 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Area Exuding Vibrant Character of Osaka
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Nippombashi Subway 5 Kamigata Ukiyoe
Station Museum
3-min. walk Hours: 11:00-18:00
Closed: Mondays
Admission: 500yen
1 Kuromon Market
5-min. walk
5-min. walk
6 Dotombori
2 Den-Den Town
3-min. walk
5-min. walk
7 America-mura
3 Sennichimae Doguya-suji
(Shopping Street) 5-min. walk
Hours: 9:00-18:00
(Business hours vary with stores) 8 Shinsaibashi-suji
5-min. walk

4 Hozenji-yokocho 5-min. walk


Hozenji Temple
Goal Shinsaibashi
Subway Station

Kuromon Market Hozenji-yokocho


Osaka Government Tourism Bureau

National Bunraku Theatre


This is home of ''Kamigata'' performing arts - ''Bunraku''
puppetry, ''Gagaku'' traditional Japanese music, and other
art forms. The theater also contains Bunraku exhibition
rooms and archives relating to the traditional performing
arts.
Tel: 06-6212-2531
http://www.ntj.jac.go.jp

Get off at Subway or Kintetsu Railway Nippombashi Sta. (Exit No.7)

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 55


Course 16 Around Osaka
Around OsakaCastle
Castle

This course takes you on a historical journey through the streets of old Osaka, a
stark contrast to the gleaming modern office blocks and department stores that
surround you at every corner. From JR Osakajo-koen Station just in front of the
castle park, it's only a short walk to the Osaka Castle Main Tower, which is a
proud authentic-looking structure on the very grounds where the original castle
once stood, and houses many cultural assets. In this area also lie the Ruins of
Naniwanomiya, the remains of the old palace proudly preserved as a park.
You stroll around in the warm sunshine before heading to the nearby
Osaka Museum of History where each floor transports you back to a
different era in Osaka's long, vibrant life.
Continue down the the old
old backstreets
backstreetstowards
towardsIkutama Shrine,Shrine,
Ikutama-jinja then south down
then south
Genshojizaka Slope, Aizenzaka
down Genshojizaka Slope, and
Slope, Aizenzaka all the
Slope, andway
all along
the waythisalong
famous thishistorical
famous
road knownroad
historical as Tennoji-nana-saka (seven slopes) lined
known as Tennoji-nana-saka withslopes)
(seven old dwellings.
lined with old
As you enter Shitennoji Temple and walk to Japan's oldest Buddhist temple,
dwellings.
Shitennoji
As you enterTemple in 593, you
built Temple
Shitennoji and head
walk to down to the
Japan's Osaka
oldest City Museum
Buddhist temple,
of Fine Arts,
Shitennoji takingbuilt
Temple in 593,through
a detour you headShin-Sekai,
down to the (lit. Osaka
New World) passing
City Museum
old, tasteful
of Fine Arts,shops,
takingrestaurants and establishments,
a detour through Shin-Sekai, (lit.an echo
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days as the shops,
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before ponds.to
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine with its elegant red bridge crossing the still ponds.

Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Tanimachi Yonchome 6 Aizen-do Temple
Subway Station
7-min. walk
5-min. walk

1 Osaka
Osaka Museum of History
Museum of History 7 Shitennoji Temple
Open: 9:30-17:00
Hours: 9:30-17:00 Open: 8:30-16:30(Apr.
Hours: - Sep.)
8:30-16:30(Apr.-Sep.)
9:30-20:00
9:30-20:00(Fri)
(Fri.) 8:30-16:00(Oct. - Mar.)
8:30-16:00(Oct.-Mar.)
Closed:
Closed: Tuesdays
Tue. &and Dec.28 -- Jan.4
Dec.28 Jan.4
Admission: 600 yen 10-min. walk
15-min. walk Tennoji Park
8
2 Osaka Castle Main Tower (Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts)
Open:
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-17:00 Open:
Hours: 9:30-17:00
9:30-17:00
Closed: Dec.28 - Jan.1 Closed:
Closed:Mondays
Mon. &and Dec.28- toJan.4
Dec.28 Jan.4
Admission: 600 yen Admission: 150 yen (300 yen
40-min. walk for the museum)

3 Ikutama Shrine
Ikutama-jinja Shrine 5-min. walk to Tennoji-ekimae Sta.
+ 15 min. by Hankai Tramway for Sumiyoshi-koen Sta.
5-min. walk
9 Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
4 Genshojizaka Slope
Open:
Hours: 6:00-17:00
6:00-17:00 (Apr.-Sep.)
10-min. walk 6:30-17:00
6:30-17:00 (Oct.-Mar.)

5 Kuchinawazaka Slope
15 min. by Hankai Tramway + 5 min. walk
7-min. walk
Goal Tennoji-ekimae Station

56 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Osaka's Historical Site
Sakaisuji Line

Temmabashi Sta.

2 Osaka Castle
Castle Main Tower JR
Osakajo-koen Sta.

Osaka Castle
Castle

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Course 17 Kobe
Kobe
The
This course takes you to the vibrant, gleaming port city of Kobe, where the
citys long history of international trade has created a cosmopolitan
atmosphere.
From Sannomiya
Sannomiya Station,
Station thethe main hub of of
hub station thethe
city,city,
you take
take aa short
short walk
through the busy streets to Ikuta Shrine,
Ikuta-jinja and then
Shrine, and stop for a local beer and
wine orortotopick
pickupup somesome local
local souvenirs
souvenirs at theatKitano
the Kitano
Meister Meister
Garden. Garden.
Then
Headover
head overtotothe
thevast 20,000-sq.m.Soraku-en
vast20,000-sq.m. Soraku-en Garden,
Garden, a stunning
a stunning example
example of
of Japanese
Japanese landscape.
landscape. FromFrom here,here, you to
continue continue
explore tofortwo examples
traditional of
Asian
traditional Asian
architecture architecture
- Kantei-byo - Kantei-byo
Mausoleum, Mausoleum,
a Chinese temple,a Chinese temple,
and Honganji
and Modern-dera
Kobe Betsuin Temple, Temple (Honganji
a splendid IndianKobe Betsuinstyle
Buddhist Temple), a splendid
structure, before
Indian Buddhist
heading to the shoppingstyle structure
streets of- Motomachi.
before heading through
Continue the huge
to the bustling
red
shopping
gate streets
marking theofChinatown
Motomachi. Continue to The
Nankin-machi. the huge redsounds
sights, gate marking the
and smells
smalllure
will Chinatown
you to the Nankin-machi.
many stalls lining The sights, sounds
the colorful and smells
streets. From lure
here,you to
head
the
down many
to thestalls liningForeign
Former the colorful streets.ofFrom
Settlement Kobe, here,
whereyouyouhead down
will to the
be sudden-
Former
ly ForeigntoSettlement
transported west. You can of Kobe,
almost where
see theyou are suddenly
European transported
merchants of long
west. You can almost see the European merchants of long ago.
ago.
Walk down to the Harborland - a myriad of shops, restaurants and amuse-
ment spots - before pausing at the somber Port Kobe Earthquake Memorial
Park, a memorial to the thousands killed in the Great Hanshin-Awaji
Earthquake of 1995. Catch the train to nearby Nada Station to see more
devastating earthquake
about the devastating earthquake at atthe
theHanshin
HanshinAwajiAwajiEarthquake
EarthquakeMemori-
Memo-
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al Museumand and thethe Disaster
Disaster Reduction
Reduction andandHumanHuman Renovation
Renovation Institu-
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tion. While
While you areyou are inyou
in Nada, Nada, you see
can also canthealsoHyogo
see the Hyogo Museum
Prefectural Prefecturalof
Museum
Art of Art
and the and the Sawanotsuru
Sawanotsuru Sake Museum, SaketoMuseum,
learn aboutwhere theyou can learn
famous local
aboutand
sake theitsfamous localbrewing
traditional sake and methods, which exemplify
its traditional the deep histori-
brewing methods, which
cal ties between
exemplify the deep Nadas sake breweries
historical ties between and Nadas
Kobes sake
past and present.
breweries and Kobes
past and present.
Venus Bridge Start Nada Sta.
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58 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
Gleaming Port City with Cosmopolitan Atmosphere
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Sannomiya Station 10 Flower Road
5-min. walk 15-min. walk
1 Ikuta Shrine
Ikuta-jinja Shrine
Meriken Park (Port of Kobe Earthquake
11 Memorial Park / Kobe Port Tower)
5-min. walk
2 Kitano Meister Garden 15-min. walk
Open:
Hours: 10:00-18:00
10:00-18:00 12 Harbor Land
Harborland
Closed:
Closed:3rd
3rdTuesday
Tue. ofofeach
eachmonth
month &and Dec.28- -Jan.3
Dec.28 Jan.3 7-min. walk
Admission: Free
Tel:078-221-6868 13 JR Kobe Station
12-min. walk
6 min. by train
3 Soraku-en Garden
14 JR Nada Station
Open:
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-17:00
Closed:
Closed: Thursdays and Dec.29
Thu. and Dec.29 - Jan.3
- Jan.3 20-min. walk
Admission: 300 yen 15 Sawanotsuru Sake Museum
Tel:078-351-5155
Open: 10:00-16:00
Hours: 10:00-16:00
20-min. walk Closed: Wednesdays,
Closed: Bonholiday
Wed., Bon holiday and New year
& New year holiday
holiday
4 Suwayama Park / Venus Bridge Admission: Free
Admission: Free
Tel:078-882-7788
Tel:078-882-7788
25-min. walk 15-min. walk
5 Kantei-byo Mausoleum Disaster Reduction and
5-min. walk 16 Human Renovation Institution
6 Honganji Kobe Betsuin Temple Open: 9:30-17:30(Oct.
Hours: - June.)
9:30-17:30(Oct.-June.)
9:30-18:00(Jul. - Sep.)
9:30-18:00(Jul.-Sep.)
5-min. walk 9:30-19:00
9:30-19:00 for
for Fridays
Fridays and Saturdays
7 Motomachi Shopping Mall Mondays
Closed: Mon. and Dec.31
& Dec.31 - Jan.1- Jan.1
Admission: 600 yen
10-min. walk Tel:078-262-5050
8 Nankin-machi(chinatown)
Nankin-machi (Chinatown) 5-min. walk
7-min. walk Hyogo Prefectural
17 Museum of Art
9 The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe
5-min. walk Open:
Hours: 10:00-18:00
10:00-18:00
Closed: Mondays andyear
Mon. & New Newholiday
year holiday
Admission: 250
510 yen for permanent exhibition
Tel:078-262-0901
10-min. walk
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Course 18 Arima
Arima

Along with Dogo and Shirahama, Arima is one of Japan's three oldest and
most famous hot springs. Take the bus from Sannomiya Station station to Arima
Onsen Bus Stop. Browse in the old, wooden souvenir shops on Taiko
Street on your way to the beautiful Tsuzumigataki Waterfall Park. Its
thunderous sounds echo through the trees as the sun lights the
surrounding leaves in ethereal radiance. Take the Ropeway up above the
trees for a stunning view of this ancient town littered with old temples and
hot spring hotels, which seem to be everywhere, on all the streets and
hillsides.
Stop by Gokurakuji Temple and Tansan-Sengen Park before reaching
Gin-no-Yu
Gin-no-Yu Spa(silver
(silver
water
water
spa),spa),
famous
famousfor its
forwaters
its waters
highhigh
carbonic
carbonic
acid acid
and
and
radiumradium
content.
content.
Head upHead Negaizaka
up Negaizaka
Slope toSlope
Taiko-no-yudono
to Taiko-no-yudono
Museum
Museum
where youwhere
can learn
you can
all about
learn the
all about
historytheandhistory
cultureand
of this
culture
traditional
of this
traditional
resort in this
resort
tastefully
in thisdesigned
tastefullybuilding,
designedbefore
building,
stopping
beforeatstopping
Kin-no-Yu at
Kin-no-Yu
(gold water(gold
spa) to
water
bathe
spa)
your
to bathe
tired feet
yourintired
its iron-rich
feet in its
reddish
iron-rich
water,
reddish
or if
water,
you have
or if
time,
you soak
have in
time,
its steaming
soak in itstherapeutic
steaming therapeutic
waters. waters.
From here, head up Tsuesutezaka Slope to Zuihoji Park. Away from the
busy roads and hotels you can sit in the tranquility of the season
surrounded by the pinks of spring, the lush greens of summer or the crisp
browns and oranges of autumn.
You can also hike from Mt. Rokko to Arima Onsen or vice versa. Climbing
the slopes of Mt. Rokko in the dusk, you reach the summit by nightfall
where you are greeted with one of Japan's best night viewsthe
shimmering lights of the port of Kobe and its sparkling city.

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Start
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60 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
One of Japan's Oldest "Onsen" Hot Springs
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Sannomiya Station 7 Gin-no-Yu
40 min. by Hankyu or Shinki Bus / 1-min. walk
30 min. by JR Bus Arima Express
8 Arima's Gallery
1 Arima Onsen Bus Stop
1-min. walk
20-min. walk
9 Taiko-no-Yudono Museum
2 Tsuzumigataki
Waterfall Park
3-min. walk
5-min. walk
10 Kin-no-Yu
3 Rokko Arima Ropeway
Arima Station 1-min. walk
13 min. by ropeway
11 Taiko St.
4 Rokkosancho
Station 20-min. walk
13 min. by ropeway
12 Zuihoji Park
Rokko Arima Ropeway
5 Arima Station
25-min. walk
10-min. walk
Goal Arima Onsen Bus Stop
6 Tansan-Sengen Park

5-min. walk

Arima Onsen Tsuzumigataki fall


KOBE CONVENTION &VISITORS ASSOCIATION KOBE CONVENTION &VISITORS ASSOCIATION

Ryokan(
Ryokan( Japanese-style
Japanese-style inns) at Arima
inns) at Arima Onsen
Onsen
Arima Gyoen Kosenkaku Arima View Hotel Urara
Room rate: 15,000 yen and up Room rate: 19,000 yen and up Room rate: 19,000 yen and up
Tel: 078-904-3737 Tel: 078-904-0731 Tel: 078-904-2295

Taketoritei Maruyama available for groups


Room rate: 24,300 yen and up of 2 or more
Tel: 078-904-0631

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Course 19 Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle
The
From JR Himeji Shinkansen Station, it's only a short walk to the famous
Himeji
Himeji-jo Castle, affectionately
Castle, known
affectionately as the as
known White
the Heron.
White As you approach
Heron. As you
the castle,the
approach thecastle,
sweepingthe eaves of the
sweeping huge
eaves of white structure
the huge white seem to swoop
structure seem
down
to swoopand down
off upand highoffinto the air-a
up high into the
white air-a
birdwhite
soaring
birdagainst
soaringthe deep
against
bluedeep
the sky. From
blue thesky.castle
Fromyou thelook outyou
castle of the
looknarrow
out ofwooden windows
the narrow over
wooden
the castle over
windows park towards
the castle the park
modern city of the
towards Himeji, a contrast
modern city ofof two eras. a
Himeji,
As you walk
contrast around
of two eras.inside the main hall, you half expect a samurai warrior
to stealthily
As appear,inside
you walk around as youtheclimb
mainthehall,same darkexpect
you half narrow staircases
a samurai that
warrior
took
to the warriors
stealthily appear,up to
as their lords inthe
you climb centuries
same darkgonenarrow
by. staircases that
Back the
took intowarriors
the bright up todaylight you stroll
their lords through
in centuries theby.
gone park to the beautiful
landscape
Back into Koko-en
the brightGarden.
daylightHere
you you
strollkneel on the
through theviewing
park toplatforms and
the beautiful
stare out into
landscape Koko-en the stillness
Garden. Hereof theyougardens,
kneel on thethe
seasons
viewing gently changing
platforms and
beforeout
stare youinto
as the thecarp-filled
stillness ponds
of theripple in the
gardens, thebreeze.
seasons gently changing
From here,
before you asit'sthe
a short walk ponds
carp-filled to theripple
red brick
in the Himeji
breeze.City Museum of Art
whichhere,
From housesit's works
a shortby walkEuropean
to the red andbrick
localHimeji
Japanese
City artists,
Museum and the
of Art
Hyogo houses
which Prefectural Museum
works of History,
by European anda striking modern artists,
local Japanese structure which
and the
displaysPrefectural
Hyogo the historyMuseumof the surrounding
of History, aareas. As modern
striking dusk falls, you join
structure the
which
other weary
displays the overseas
history of visitors on the bus back
the surrounding areas.toAs
thedusk
station.
falls, you join the
other weary overseas visitors on the bus back to the station.

Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start JR Himeji Station 3 Himeji City
Museum of Art
15-min. walk Hours: 10:00-17:00
Open: 10:00-17:00
Closed:Mon.
Closed: Mondays (open
(open when
whenfalls
Mon. Mon.
on afalls on aholiday
national
1 Koko-en Garden national
and closedholiday and day)
the following
1 Koko-en Garden closed
& Dec. 25the following
- Jan. 5 day)
and Dec. 25200
Admission: - Jan.
yen5
Open: 9:00-17:00 (Sep. - Mid. of Apr.) Admission:
Tel: 200 yen
079-222-2288
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-18:00 (Sep. - Mid.
(Mid. of Apr. of Apr.)
- Aug.31) Tel: 079-222-2288
Closed:9:00-18:00
Dec. 29 (Mid. of Apr. - Aug.31)
- Dec.30
Closed: Dec.300
Admission: 29 - yen,
30 720 yen for 3-min. walk
Admission:
Himeji castle300 yen, 720
combined ticketyen for
Himeji-jo
(560 yen castle combined
until March 2015)ticket
4 Hyogo Prefectural
Tel: 079-289-4120 Hyogo Prefectural
Museum of History
4 Museum of History
5-min. walk Open: 10:00-17:00
Hours:
Closed:10:00-17:00
Mondays (open
Closed: Mon. falls
(openonwhen
2 Himeji Castle when Mon. a
2 Himeji-jo Castle Mon. falls holiday
national
and closed
on a national
and holiday
closed thethe followingday)
following day)
Open: 9:00-16:00 & Dec.
and 29 -29
Dec. Jan.- Jan.
3 3
Hours: 9:00-17:00
9:00-16:00(Apr.27-Aug.31) Admission: 210
Admission: 210 yen yen
Closed:9:00-17:00
Dec. 29 - 30 (Apr.27-Aug.31) Tel:
Tel: 079-288-9011
079-288-9011
Closed: Dec.
Admission: 60029yen
- 30
Admission:
(400 600
yen until yen 2015)
March 20-min. walk or 8 min by bus
Tel: 079-285-1146
079-285-1146 20-min. walk or 8 min by bus
Tel:
10-min. walk Himeji Castle is under restoration Goal JR Himeji Station
until March 2015. Access to the
Main Keep is impossible.
Goal JR Himeji Station
10-min. walk

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Convention&Visitors
(Photo was
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Course 20 Koyasan
Koyasan

This course takes you way up high into the mists, to the spiritual
mountains of Koyasan. Hundreds of temples and shrines nestle on the
summit, shrouded in mist and secrecy as they have been for over 1000
years. Koyasan is the seat of the Shingon Esoteric Buddhism tradition
which was established here, 900 meters above sea level on these
mysterious mountaintops by Kobo Daishi Kukai.
Take the cable car up through the deep forests to Koyasan Station then
ride the bus packed with pilgrims up to Oku-no-in. Pass through the dark
cemetery lined with thousands of tombs surrounded by tall cedars, shading
the graves from the light in the early morning mist.
Continue to the head temple of the Shingon sect. Sohonzan Kongobuji
Temple, where faithful pilgrims crowd the large grounds of this ancient
holy site. Continue to the colorful Danjogaran, its majestic red eaves
contrasting with the deep blue sky. From here, head over to Reihokan, a
museum housing national treasures, pictures and scrolls of religious
importance. Come out of here into the late afternoon sun and queue with
the faithful for a bus back to the station.
Alternatively, you head to one of the many temples offering lodgings.
Here, you experience temple life complete with vegetarian temple food
and a tranquil Japanese garden behind the light sliding paper doors. Relax
in the hot bath before falling asleep in the serene stillness as night falls
over the mountains. The next day, wake early to the tolling of the temple
bell, the start of a day to stroll the wooded mountainsides and discover the
smaller temples hidden away from the crowds.

Cable Car Koyasan Station


Start Goal

Nyonin-do

Haryo-in

Tokugawa Family
Family Tomb
Tomb

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Temple 1 Oku-no-in
Oku-no-in
2 Kongobuji Temple

Sekisho-in Temple
Temple
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Bus Stop Jimyo-in Temple
Jimyo-in Temple

4 Reihokan Treasure House



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64 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Spiritual Mountains of Koyasan
Recommended Course
One-Day Course
Start Cable Car Koyasan Station 3 Danjogaran Complex

21 min. by bus Open:


Hours: 8:30-17:00
8:30-17:00
Admission: Kondo 200 yen
Kompon-daito 200 yen
1 Oku-no-in
5-min. walk

10 min. by bus or 4 Reihokan Treasure House


50-min. walk
Hours: 8:30-17:30
Open: 8:30-17:30 (May-Oct)
(May-Oct.)
8:30-17:00 (Nov-Apr)
8:30-17:00 (Nov.-Apr)
Admission: 600 yen
2 Kongobuji Temple
15-min. walk
Open:
Hours: 8:30-17:00
8:30-17:00
Admission: 500 yen 5 Senjuin-bashi Bus Stop

11 min. by bus
5-min. walk
Goal Cable Car Koyasan Station

Kongobuji Temple JTA Danjogaran Complex JTA

Useful Information
Useful Information
Lodging hibachi heater,URL:http://eng.shukubo.net
and It is skillfully cooked
There areare5252 zabuton cushion.
Buddhist temples
Buddhist to You with-out any use of meat,
accommodate
temples the visitorsmust
to accommodate withstay Food
theat least one fish, onions or garlic.
traditional
the visitors custom
with the and manner night.in the A traditional vegetarian, gourmet food
mountain. custom
traditional Each and temple Room is called
rate : 9,500
is called yen Shojin-ryori in Japanese. It is
Shukubo
manner in and welcomes you
the mountain. up full skillfully cooked
andwith Special Events
with-out any use of
hospitality.
Each temple The Shukubo hasReservation
is called traditional can meat, fish, onions
be made The or garlic.
Aoba Matsuri is a
lodging
Shukuboroomsand welcomes at Koyasan
with shoji, tatami, and Tourist festival held on June 15
fusuma
you with doors, and a backyard
full hospitality. information Special Events
garden center. to celebrate the birth of
with a tiny pond
The Shukubo has and Bonsai TEL:
trees. Of The Aoba Matsuri
0736-56-2616 Kobo isDaishi.
a festival held on
interest
traditional(for staying)
lodging futon bed, June 15 to celebrate
roomsare URL:http://eng.shukubo. the birth offestival
A more interesting Kobo
classical
with shoji,furo bath,
tatami, and net
hibachi heater, and Daishi. is the Rousoku Matsuri
zabuton cushion.
fusuma doors, andYoua must stay at least A more interesting (Candle lightfestival is the
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Room rateand
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TEL: 0736-56-2616
classical furo bath, Shojin-ryori in Japanese.

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Course 21 Kumano-kodo
Kumano-kodo

Travel deep into the mountains, through the dark, damp green forests,
over moss-covered stones, up into the swirling mists, up onto the Ancient
Road of Kumano. This course takes you in the footsteps of Emperors and
countless others who since the Heian Period have made this same
pilgrimage to Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine.
The vast shrine complex is surrounded by dark, imposing trees, towering
high above the majestic roofs. Through the mists, you hear the sound of
coins being dropped into wooden boxes followed by the echo of clapping
as worshippers bow their heads and pray to the heavenly Gods. From here,
follow the ancient route lined with small shrines and statues, to the
remains of the ancient Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine at Oyunohara,
marked with an impressive torii gate and a backdrop of intense beauty.
You spend the night at one of the nearby Onsen (hot spring resort),
choosing from the three most famous: Yunomine, Wataze or Kawayu.
Here, you relax in steaming open-air baths, the steam rising over the mist-
covered hills as the day draws to a close.
The next day, you wake early and catch the bus or taxi up to
Hosshimmon-oji Shrine midway along the ancient Nakahechi Trail from
where, deep in the forests, you begin a three-hour walk back down to
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine.

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Onsen

Kawayu Onsen
Tanabe 8 Katsuura Onsen

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- Correspond to Page 67.
Ancient Road to Grand Shrine of Kumano
Recommended Course
Three-Day Course
Start Kumano Hongu 5 Haraido-oji Shrine
Onsen
1st night 3-min. walk
20 min. by bus
6 Kumano Hongu
1 Hosshimmon-oji Shrine Taisha Shrine
1.5 hrs. by bus
30-min. walk
7 JR Shingu Station
2 Mizunomi-oji Shrine
30-min. by train or bus.
40-min. walk
8 Katsuura Onsen
3 Fushiogami-oji Shrine
2nd night
20-min. walk 3-4 hrs. by train

4 Sangenjaya-ato Goal Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe/Nagoya

35-min. walk

Kumano-kodo
Tanabe
Tanabe City Kumano City Kumano
Tourism BureauTourism Bureau

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 67


Course 22 Awajito
Awaji toIya
IyaValley
Valley

It's a spectacular bus trip across the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge; high above the
blue Seto Inland Sea that takes you to the beautiful Awaji Island. You can
spend a day leisurely strolling around the beautiful flower parks or
swimming at one of the beautiful beaches dotted around the coast. Stop at
Awaji-shi in the north of the island to see the Nojima Fault, a preserved
fault of the huge earthquake in 1995. The modern science complex also has
an earthquake memorial park and other reminders of the tragedy that
struck this tranquil island. From here, head south to Minamiawaji-shi.
Onaruto Bridge Promenade is called the 'Gateway to Shikoku' and crosses
you over fast swirling whirlpools to the warm island of Shikoku. You arrive
in Naruto, and make your way to Otsuka Museum of Art where you can
spend hours admiring the variety of works and glorious wall paintings.
Come out into the warm sunlight and stop by Ryozenji Temple, the first
temple on the grueling pilgrimage around Shikoku's 88 holy temples. All
around you, pilgrims dressed from head to toe in white robes pray for divine
help and inspiration as they start their long journey around the island. You
are taken back to Europe when you visit the Naruto German House, a
European-style building built in commemoration of the German prisoners
of war interned here during World War. After visiting Gokurakuji Temple,
the second on the 88-temple trail, head further down the prefecture to one
of Japan's best-kept secrets of unspoilt beauty Iya Valley.
Tree-covered cliffs rise hundreds of meters in the air, rocky streams run
through ravines and waterfalls flow down smooth cliffs into the winding Iya
River. Stop
Stop for
for aarelaxing
relaxingsoak
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not the
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early to the shimmering
mist and headingmist and
backheading back to Honshu.
to Honshu.

Manikin Piss Naruto Whirlpools

68 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Islands of Natural Beauty
Recommended Course
Three-Day Course
Start Kobe Sannomiya Station 7 Ryozenji Temple

50 min. by highway bus 15-min. walk

1 Hokudan I.C. 8 The Naruto German House


15 min. by bus or taxi Hours: 9:30-16:30
Open: 9:30-16:30
Closed: Every
Every 4th
4thMon.
Mons. (if

2 Hokudan Earthguake (if


fallsMon.
on afalls on a national
national holiday,
holiday,
closed onclosed on Tue.instead)
Tuesdays instead)
Memorial Park &
andDec.
Dec.28-31
28-31
Admission: 400 yen
50 min. by taxi Tel: 088-689-0099
10-min. walk
3 Naruto City / Naruto Park
9 Gokurakuji Temple
1st night
15-min. walk
20-min. walk
4 Onaruto Bridge
Promenade "UZU-NO-MICHI" 10 JR Awa Kawabata Station
Open:
Hours: 9:00-18:00
9:00-18:00 (Mar.-Sep)
(Mar.-Sep.)
9:00-17:00
9:00-17:00(Oct.-Feb.)
(Oct.-Feb.) 2 hrs. by train
8:00-19:00
8:00-19:00(Golden Week
(early May & &
Summer
SummerHolidays)
Holidays)
Closed: The 2nd. Mon. of Jun., 11 JR Awa Ikeda Station
Sep., Dec. and
& Mar.
Mar.
Admission: 510 yen 60 min. by bus or taxi
Tel: 088-683-6262

20 min. walk or 12 Iyakei Onsen


10 min. by taxi Manikin Piss
5 90-min. walk or
Otsuka Museum of Art 20 min. by bus
Open:
Hours: 9:30-17:00
9:30-17:00
(tickets sold until 16:00) 13 Kazura Bridge Bus Stop
Closed: Mondays(if
Mon. (if Mon. falls
falls
onon
aa
national holiday, closed on 25 min. by bus
Tuesdays
Tue. instead)
instead)
Admission: 3,240 yen
Tel:088-687-3737 14 Pleasure Boat
of Oboke Gorge
30 min. by taxi 30-min. walk

6 Otani Ware Ceramics Goal JR Oboke Station


Association
80-min. walk 2nd night at Oboke Onsen or Iyakei Onsen

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 69


Course 22 Awaji to Iya Valley

N Kobe Sannomiya Sta.


Start

Nojima Fault
0 1 km
31
HOKUDAN TOWN
0 0.5 mi. Hokudan-Kenmin Sun Beach
Nojima River

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Toshima Beach
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Memorial Park
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Bus Stop

Oboke Sta.
Goal
Kazura Bridge
0 2.5 km
YAMASHIRO TOWN
0 1.25 mi.

70 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


Islands of Natural Beauty
OKAYAMA Pref.
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AWAJI
HOKUDAN

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Horikoshi Bridge Mt. OMIYAMA
Otsuka Museum of Art
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Course 23 Ise &
Ise & Shima
Shima

This relaxing 2-day course from Kyoto takes you down to southern Mie,
an area of breathtaking coastlines and natural beauty. From Ise-shi Station,
it's only a short walk to one of the many shrine halls that make up the
most famous and revered shrineshrine in
in all
all of
of Japan,
Japan, Ise-jingu
Isejingu Shrine. Geku
(outer shrine) is mystical in the early morning mist, standing quietly
among the age-old trees of the surrounding deep green forest. As pilgrims
have done for centuries, you head down to Naiku (inner shrine) through
Oharai-machi. You wander through the old streets taking a rest at one of
the many traditional tea shops that line the narrow streets before
choosing a local souvenir from the tiny shops selling wooden toys and
simple lacquer ware. Stroll into the Okage-yokocho area and you stumble
back over 100 years. The area ambitiously replicated as a town from the
Edo through Meiji Eras would be quite convincing were it not for the
many tourists crowding the tiny shop fronts. Continue and cross the
Ujibashi Bridge over the Isuzu River to enter the holy precincts of Naiku
where you lose the crowds for a moment as you enter the deep forest
before arriving at the main hall. On the way back to the station, stop off at
one of the many restaurants offering the famous local cuisine of lobsters,
oysters and delicious fresh fish from the Pacific.
From Ise, continue by the Kintetsu line on to Toba, the home of cultured
pearls. Head straight to Mikimoto Pearl Island in time for the entertaining
diving demonstrations by the women pearl divers of Toba, then stroll
around the museum taking in the history and culture of this sparkling
region. From here, it's a short walk to the huge Toba Aquarium where you
are dazzled by the countless fishes and animals of all colors and sizes. A
few minutes from Kashikojima Station you arrive at the boarding point for
the magical 'Espaa Cruise.' 'Esperansa', designed like a 16th-century
Spanish sailing ship, takes you on a delightful 50-minute cruise around the
windswept islands of Ago Bay, stopping at the Shinju (pearl) Model
Factory. (Note: The 4:30 p.m. departure doesn't stop at the factory. Service
only available between March 21 and October 31.) After your relaxing
cruise, take a short stroll around the peaceful Maruyama Park and a break
from all things maritime, before visiting Shima Marineland where all kinds
of creatures in huge tanks surround you. You feel you are deep under the
ocean, alone in another world as you pass along the dimly lit route. From
Shimayokoyama Station, hiking up Yokoyama through blooming azaleas to
the observation platform is also an option. From here you get a different
angle on Ago Bay, one of waves crashing against stunning coastline, the
deep blue ocean stretching out to the horizon 203 meters below. On your
way back to Kashikojima Station, cross the Kashikojima Bridge for a
stunning night view across the bay.

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- Correspond to Page 74.
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Isejingu Shrine
Ise-jingu Shrine Geku
Geku JTA Shima

Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 73


Course 23 Ise &
Ise & Shima
Shima

Recommended Course
One-Day Course*
Start (Kintetsu Express) 5 Toba Station
Ise-shi Station
5-min. walk 5-min. walk

1 Isejingu Shrine
Ise-jingu Shrine Geku
Geku 6 Mikimoto Pearl Island
Admission: Free
Tel:0596-24-1111 Open: 9:00-17:00
Hours:
(minor changes on seasons)
15 min. by bus Admission: 1,500
Admission: 1,500 yen
yen

2 Oharai-machi/ 5-min. walk


Okage-yokocho
5-min. walk 7 Toba Aquarium
3 Isejingu Shrine
Ise-jingu Shrine Naiku
Naiku Open:9:00-17:00
Hours: 9:00-17:00
8:30-17:30(Jul.
8:30-17:30 (Jul.20-Aug.
20-Aug.31)
31)
Admission: Free Admission:2,400
Admission: 2,400yen
yen
Tel:0596-24-1111 Tel:0599-25-2555
Tel:0599-25-2555
15 min. by bus
10-min. walk
4 Ise-shi Station
20 min. by train

Sadahama Port
0 250 m

0 0.1 mi.

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- Correspond to Page 74.


TOBA
74 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide
The Grand Shrines of Ise to Home of Cultured Pearls

8 Toba Station 12 Kashikojima Bridge

30 min. by train 10-min. walk

9 Kashikojima Station Goal Kashikojima Station

3-min. walk

10 Kashikojima Espaa
Cruise
Open:
Dep. Time: 9:30-15:30 (-16:30.
9:30-15:30
Mar.Mar.
(-16:30. 21-Oct. 31) 31)
21-Oct.
Admission:
Fare: 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Tel:0599-25-3147
Tel:0599-25-3147
15-min. walk
* You need to stay overnight if you start from
11 Maruyama Park Kyoto or Osaka.

15-min. walk

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12 Kashikojima Bridge
10 Kashikojima
Espaa Cruise
Cruise Sta.
Sta. Shima Marineland

Kashikojima
Shinju (pearl) Model Factory Sta. 9 Goal
11 Maruyama Park

Ago Bay

- Correspond to Page 75.


SHIMA
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 75
Course 24 A&B EiheijiTemple
Eiheiji Temple&&Toji
Toj
One of
A. From Fukui Station it takes 40 minutes by bus to reach one of the most
A.
spiritual places in Japan - Eiheiji Temple. Established about 770 years ago,
this large temple complex is the headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen
Buddhism and home to about 200 monks who live a strict, spiritual life,
meditating daily as part of a rigorous training program. Here you can sit
alongside the monks and take part in one of the Zazen practice sessions.
Enterenter
You the the
mysterious,
mysterious,
dimly
dimly
lit Zen
lit Zen
hallhall
surrounded
surrounded by the
by the
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of
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for whatitseems
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daylightandanddo do aa little
souvenir shopping to to stretch
stretch your
your legs
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shops shops
around
aroundthe
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temple
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and ink diligently
characters.
try to
copy
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the complicated
necessary)characters for a long hour. (Reservations necessary.)

B. Head
B. Head out
out toto the Sea of Japan coast for the next part of the course. 15
minutes by by train
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to the magnificent
rare cliffsrare
of Tojimbo.
cliffs of
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and as
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local produce
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and crafts.
and crafts.
Also, not far from Tojimbo is the esplanade where stones engraved with
poems and haiku line the tree-covered route, making for a cultural walk
through the
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a pleasant contrast to the
contrast tomany
the coastline
attractions.

Eiheiji Temple JTA

76 Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide


jimbo
mbo
Japan's Most Spiritual Places and Magnificent Cliffs
Recommended Course A
One-Day Course*
Start Fukui Station 3 Eiheiji Bus Stop
40 min. by bus 40 min. by bus

1 Eiheiji Mon-mae Bus Stop Goal Fukui Station


1-min. walk

2 Eiheiji Temple
Hours: 8:30-17:00
Open: 8:30-17:00 (May-Oct)
(May-Oct.)
8:30-16:30
8:30-16:30 (Nov-Apr)
(Nov.-Apr.)
Admission: 500 yen
* You need to stay overnight if you start from
Tel: 0776-63-3102

1-min. walk Kyoto or Osaka.

N
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0 0.35 mi.
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Eiheiji Temple Area
Kyoto & Vicinity Walking Guide 77
Course 24 A&B EiheijiTemple
Eiheiji Temple&&Toji
Toj
One of
Recommended Course B
One-Day Course*
Start JR Awara Onsen Station Goal JR Awara Onsen Station

40 min. by bus

1 Yuhodo-guchi Bus Stop


(Promenade Entrance)
2-min. walk * You need to stay overnight if you start from
Kyoto or Osaka.

2 Ariso Promenade

15-min. walk

3 Tojimbo

45-min. walk

4 Echizen Matsushima

40 min. by bus Tojimbo

Echizen Matsushima
4

MIKUNI TOWN
3 Tojimbo

Tojimbo Tower
Tower

2 Ariso
Promenade

1
Yuhodo-guchi Bus Stop
(Promenade Entrance)
Entrance)

Takidanji Temple
Temple
0 700 m

0 0.35 mi. Echizen Ry.


Echizen Ry.Mikuni
MikuniAwara
AwaraLine
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TOJIMBO
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KAGA I.C.
Echizen Matsushima
Echizen
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Mikuni Sta. Awara Onsen Sta.


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Open: 9:00-16:30 Fukui
Dec. 28-Jan. 4 Prefectural
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4
(EchizenTake-ningyo-no-sato)
Closed: Dec. 26-31 Admission: 200 yen Admission: 200 yen
Hours: 9:00-16:30
Admission: 300 yen Hours: 9:00-17:00
Tel: 0778-32-2174 Tel: 0778-42-0016
Closed: Dec. 26-31Get off at
Access: Closed: Mon. &Access:Take
Access: Take Dec. 28-Jan. 4
Admission:Echizen
300 yenRailway FukutetsuAdmission:
bus from 200Fukutetsu
yen bus from
Access: Get off at Echizen
Eiheijiguchi Sta. Railway
and JR TakefuTel:
Sta.0778-32-2174
to JR Takefu Sta. to
Eiheijiguchitake
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and take Keifuku
bus to bus Access:
Togeimuraguchi Take Fukutetsu
Bus bus from JR Takefu Sta.
Washinosato-kaikan
to Echizen Echizen
Take-ningyo-no-sato
Take-ningyo-BusStop.
Stop. to Togeimuraguchi
maeBusBusStop.
Stop.
no-sato Bus Stop.

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Free Travel Information and Language Assistance
Tourist Information Center (TIC) of Japan National Tourism Organization is
your helping hand while in Japan. Its services range from providing travel
information and free literature on Japan to offering suggestions on tour
itineraries.

Shin Tokyo Building 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


100-0005 Tel. 03-3201-3331
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed: Jan.1)

Tourist Information Centers (Narita International Airport):


Terminal 1 :
Arrival Fl., Passenger Terminal 1 Bldg.,
Narita International Airport, Chiba 282-0011
Tel. 0476-30-3383
Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day year-round
Terminal 2 :
Arrival Fl., Passenger Terminal 2 Bldg.,
Narita International Airport, Chiba 282-0004
Tel. 0476-34-5877
Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day year-round

JNTO
http://www.jnto.go.jp
http://m.japan.travel (Smart Devices)
Overseas Offices
Seoul: 2nd Fl., Hotel President, 188-3, Eulchiro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Tel:02-777-8601
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Beijing: Beijing Fortune Bldg.,Suite 410 5 Dong San Huan Bei Lu Tel:010-6590-8568
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100004, China
Shanghai: Room 2111, Shanghai International Trade Centre., 2201, Tel:021-5466-2808
West Yan An Road, Shanghai 200336, China
Hong Kong: Unit 807-809, 8/F., Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 Kings Tel:2968-5688
Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Bangkok: 10th Fl., Unit 1016, Serm-Mit Tower, 159 Sukhumvit Tel:02-261-3525
21Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Singapore: 16 Raffles Quay, #15-09, Hong Leong Bldg., 048581, Tel:6223-8205
Singapore
Jakarta: Summitmas I, 2F, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Kaveling Tel: 21-252-0742
61-62 Jakarta Selatan 12190,Indonesia
Sydney: Level 4, 56 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW Australia 2000 Tel:02-9279-2177
London: 1st Floor, 28 Leman Street, London, E1 8ER, UK. Tel:020-7398-5670
Frankfurt: Kaiserstrasse 11, 60311 Frankfurt/M, Germany Tel:069-20353
Paris: 4, rue de Ventadour, 75001 Paris, France Tel:01-42-96-20-29
New York: One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite448, Tel: 212-757-5640
New York, NY10165, U.S.A.
Los Angeles: Little Tokyo Plaza #302, 340E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, Tel:213-623-1952
CA 90012, U.S.A.
Toronto: 481 University Ave., Suite 306, Toronto, Ont., M5G2E9, Tel:416-366-7140
Canada

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