Kyoto Journals

Templed out in Kyoto

A February 2003 trip to Kyoto by Heydecke

Kiyomizudera Photo, Kyoto, Japan More Photos
Quote: A few days spent exploring the temples and sights of Kyoto and around.

Templed out in Kyoto

Overview

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Kyoto is a city jam packed full of wonderful temples and sight as well as a great base for day trips to the surrounding area, my favourite being Hirojima Castle.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: The best way to travel around Japan has to be the super effiecient rail system. I bought a two-week rail pass which allows unlimited travel on most trains in Japan and was well worth the cost. Website: JapanRailPass.net The subway provides a fairly good way to get around, although you miss the city sights. I hired a bike for a day which was useful but fustrating as there are so many traffic lights due to the grid formation of the citi...Read More

Tour Club

Hotel

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This is simply the best acccommodation that I stayed at in Japan. Tour Club is a easy 9-minute walk from the main station. The map provided gives clear instructions of how to find the place. I arrived in the morning, and was met by Tai, a young guy who works there. I was stayng in a dorm room which was shared with four other people and very clean. There is a communal lounge with a bilingual TV, free tea and coffee, as well as a great book collection with a wealth of information about Kyoto and the surrounding area. The friendly atmosphere make this a really great budget place to stay with the only negative points the cold dorms (to save energy) and the 'lock out' between 11am and 4pm. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 19, 2003

Tour Club
362 Momiji-Cho, Kitakojiagaru, Higashinakasuji
Kyoto, Japan
(07) 5-353-6968

Kiyomizudera

Attraction | "Kiyomizu Temple"

Kiyomizudera Photo, Kyoto, Japan
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The temple is perched of a hillside overlooking Kyoto, affording spectacular views over the city. The temple is reached after a climb up a narrow street lined with wooden houses and shops selling all manner of traditional crafts. The various constructions look spectacular in the wooded setting on the hillside, and are deffinatly worth a visit, my favourite temple in Kyoto.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2003

Kiyomizudera
1-294 Kiyomizudera
Kyoto, Japan 605-0862
+81 075 551 1234