propositions of routes...
||Discover the essential of
visiting its covered market (Nishiki), the traditionnal district of
Gion, Yasaka shrine, Maruyama parc, Nene no michi and Ishibei kouji
paths, then, depending on your interest, visit of Ginkakuji,
Inari Taisha or meeting with a maiko (only in the weekend).
||Discover the northern remote
temples of Kyoto : Daitokuji,
Entsuji, Saionji, Myorenji, Jinko-in, Myoenji, Yusenji, Shisen-do,
||Historic route, the 19th
century : Heian-jingu, Murin-an, Suirokaku, ...
||Visit the traditionnal district
of Gion, Yasui-konpiragu shrine, Rokudo-Chinnoji
temple and the famous ceramist Kawai Kanjiro's house.
||Discover the most beautiful
sites of Kyoto
and local craft industry : the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji),
Ryoanji and Daitokuji
zen temples, kimono craft
industry's district (Nishijin) and a Japanese cake shop.
||A walk in the heart of the
countryside, in the North of Kyoto,
followed by an open-air bath (rotenburo).
||The town of Uji,
in the South of Kyoto, is wellknown
for Japanese green tea, consumed by the imperial family, the museum
of the Tale of Genji (a novel by Murasaki Shikibu) and the Byodo-in
||Discover how is made the
Japanese rice alcohol in one of the numerous brewery of
Fushimi district, then go through the countless torii of Fushimi
||In this village, in the North
of Kyoto, you can visit lots of temples
(Sanzen-in, Raigo-in, Jakko-in), make vegetable painting (Ohara koubou
workshop) and have a meal with organic produce in Wappa-do restaurant.
||A lovely fishermen village,
in the North of Kyoto prefecture,
with typical houses, a fish market, a sake brewery and a wonderful
panorama on the Japanese Sea.
a hamlet of thatched cottages, savour venison in breadcrumbs at Kajikaso
and discover the story of this village in the house of archives.
||Visit one or several zen
temples: Tenryuji, Nanzenji,
Kenninji, Ryoanji or Tofukuji
||For those found
of martial arts, you can attend to or take part in a lesson of martial
arts in a dojo.
market and the church of the famous architect Tadao Ando (you can
also attend to the mass).
|| During World War II, Osaka
was practically razed to the ground by bombardments. That's why old
monuments are quite rare. Discover those historical sites (castle,
Tenno-ji temple and Sumiyoshi shrine) through this route.
lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan. Its name comes from its
shape, that look like an instrument of music called biwa. In the North
of the lake, there is a small isle on which there is a temple. Take
the boat and have a look on this beautiful scenery from the top of
||On the road between
Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto,
Omi Hachiman was a thriving
shopping area during Edo period. Traditionnal houses have been kept
as they were. Take the cable car and have a look to the lake
Biwa. Then go to Hikone to discover
its garden and its castle. You'll maybe meet Hikonyan...
||In the North
of the lake
Biwa, you can rent bicycles in Nishiazai to travel all over the
countryside and the shores of the lake. You'll discover temples, shrines
and wonderful sceneries.
what you like best, discover Todai-ji
temple, Kofuku-ji temple, Kasuga-taisha shrine, the national museum
or the parc of Nara, mount Wakakusayama,
the floating pavilion Ukimido, the Japanese garden Isuien, Naramachi
district or Mochiidono arcade.
what you like best, discover the remains of the Heijokyo palace, Toshodai-ji
temple, Yakushi-ji temple, Horyu-ji temple or Hokki-ji temple.