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What can we see in the Kinki?

Kyōto, of course! It's the former imperial capital of Japan, so just imagine, there are plenty things to see! But it's not the only interesting city. I've listed, below, some cities classified by prefectures. Of course, Kyōto, Nara and Ōsaka are the most famous. So you can first start with those cities...

In the prefecture of Kyōto

In the town of Kyōto

Panoramic view of Kyōto

Nijō castle

Arashiyama

Giō-ji temple
Picture of Giō-ji
Ōtagi-nenbutsu-ji temple
Picture of a rakan
Tenryū-ji temple
Picture of the pond

Kinkaku-ji temple or Golden Pavilion

Ginkaku-ji temple or Silver Pavilion

Picture of Ginkaku-ji temple

Kamogawa

Picture of the river Kamo

Hanamachi or Kagai : Gion-Kobu, Gion-Higashi, Miyagawa-chō, Ponto-chō and Kamishichiken

Picture of maiko and geiko at Gion-odori
Picture of geiko at Gion-odori
Picture of a maiko

Shirakawa river and Tatsumi-bashi bridge

Shisendō Villa

Fushimi-inari Shrine

Picture of the torī at Fushimi-inari taisha

Tōfuku-ji temple

Ryōan-ji temple

Picture of the dry garden

Daitoku-ji temple

Kiyomizu-dera temple

Jissō-in temple

Higashi Honganji temple

Picture of Higashi Hongan-ji temple

Nanzen-ji temple

In the towns of Kurama and Kibune

Picture of the tengu in Kurama

In the town of Uji

Byōdō-in temple

Picture of the statue of Murasaki Shikibu, on the bank of the river Uji-gawa

In the town of Ōhara: picturesque site

Picture of Ōhara

Mount Takao

In the town of Miyama: picturesque site

In the town of Ine: houses on the seaside

Panoramic view of Ine
Picture of the houses in Ine ©Bernhard Schmid/アフロ

In the prefecture of Nara

In the town of Nara

Tōdai-ji temple

Kōfuku-ji temple

National Museum of Nara

Kasuga-taisha shrine

Nara Park

Mount Wakakusa

Ukimidō Pavilion

Garden Isui-en

Naramachi district

Remains of the Palace Heijōkyō

Tōshōdai-ji temple

Yakushi-ji temple

Hōki-ji temple

Hōryu-ji temple

In Mount Yoshino: cherry blossom

In the prefecture of Shiga

Biwa-ko lake

In the town of Hikone

Hikone-jō castle

In the town of Nagahama

In the town of Ōmi Hachiman

Picture of the canals in Ōmi Hachiman
Picture of the statue of William Merrell Vories

In the prefecture of Mie

In the town of Ise

Ise-jingū shrine

Married Couple Rocks Meoto-iwa

In the town of Toba: Pearl farming

In the prefecture of Ōsaka

In the town of Ōsaka

Picture of Ōsaka castle
Picture of the donjon of Ōsaka castle ©バドインターナショナル/アフロ

In the town of Sakai

Burial mound or kofun Nintoku-Tennō-Ryō

Crafts Museum of Sakai

In the prefecture of Wakayama

Mount Kōya

Pilgrimage of Kumano Kodō

Hashikui-iwa rocks

Marine Park of Kushimoto

In the prefecture of Hyōgo

In the town of Kōbe

In the town of Himeji

Himeji-jō castle

Picture of the castle of Himeji

On the isle of Awaji-shima: incense and naruto whirlpool

Akashi Kaikyō bridge ©田中力男/アフロ