There are lots of famous sightseeing spots nearby Karaku. Take an elegant stroll down the historic streets of Kyoto.

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  • Yasaka-jinja Shrine

    Yasaka-jinja Shrine

    This Shrine was constructed approximately 150 years before the transfer of capital in Heian Period (794-1185). It is worshipped as a shrine for warding off evil. The Gion Festival is a festival of Yasaka-jinja Shrine.

    Access3 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Maruyama Park

    Maruyama Park

    Maruyama Park is the most famous park in Kyoto. Originally, the Park had been part of Yasaka-jinja Shrine, but it was separated and dedicated to the central government after the Meiji Restoration.

    Access3 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Kodai-ji Temple

    Kodai-ji Temple

    Kodai-ji Temple is popular among tourists in Kyoto and has many attractions such as the building, the garden, the teahouse, and Shidarezakura.

    Access5 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Entokuin Temple

    Entokuin Temple

    Built in 1605, this subtemple of Kodaiji Temple has great examples of restored sliding doors. The rock and sand garden in the North Garden has the traditional landscaping design of the late 1600s and is designated a National Site of Scenic Beauty.

    Access5 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Chion-in Temple

    Chion-in Temple

    Chion-in Temple is the head temple of the Jodo sect that leads over 7,000 temples in Japan. Honen Shonin lived in this Temple in his later years and preached the teachings of Nenbutsu.

    Access10 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Yasaka Pagoda

    Yasaka Pagoda

    Hokan-ji Temple, located in the town near Ninen-zaka Slope, is famous for Yasaka Pagoda (40m) and is said to have been constructed in the Asuka Period (550-710).

    Access5 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Many people have been worshipping and visiting this Temple for Kiyomizu Kannon since the Heian Period (794-1185). When you reach the top, with Mt. Otowayama in Higashiyama as a background, the Nio-mon Gate, the Nishi-mon Gate, and the Three-storey Pagoda (Important Cultural Properties of Japan) will welcome you.

    Access15 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Kennin-ji Temple

    Kennin-ji Temple

    Kennin-ji Temple was reared in 1202 (Kennin era 2), designed to imitate Song China's Mt Baizhang-shan. The Shogun Minamoto no Yoriie donated temple grounds and appointed Eizai Zen priest as the founder. This Temple was named after the era name, and the mountain was named Tozan.

    Access10 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Nene's Path

    Nene's Path

    This "Nene's Path" is a flat, stone-flagged path straight to the north. Termed as the Kodai-ji Temple path to be correct, this Path is called Nene's Path because there are Kodai-ji Temple and Entoku-in Subtemple associated with "Nene," Hideyoshi's Kita no Mandokoro (legal wife of regent or chief adviser to the Emperor).

    Access1 min on foot from Karaku

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  • Tatsumidaimyojin Shrine

    Tatsumidaimyojin Shrine

    The geishas and maikos of Gion come to this small shrine to pray for favors in the performing art. In spring, the site is crowded with visitors wanting to view the cheery blossoms that complete bury the shrine. It is a great place for a commemorative photo.

    Access10 min on foot from Karaku

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