Best historic sites in Kyoto

Check out the top historic sites in Kyoto, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Kyoto Imperial Palace
1. Kyoto Imperial Palace
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493 local reviews
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyōtogyoen
+81 75-211-1215
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Atarashi
The original Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho), built in AD 794 and replaced several times after being…
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The original Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho), built in AD 794 and replaced several times after being…
1. Kyoto Imperial Palace
1. Kyoto Imperial Palace
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493 local reviews
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyōtogyoen
+81 75-211-1215
Atarashi
Atarashi
The original Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho), built in AD 794 and replaced several times after being destroyed by fire, remains one of…
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Number6
The original Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho), built in AD 794 and replaced several times after being destroyed by fire, remains one of…
2. Kinkaku-ji
2. Kinkaku-ji
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707 local reviews
Kinkaku-ji, Kinkakujichō
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+81 75-461-0013
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Ari
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"),…
Atarashi
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"),…
たかはる
Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺,"Deer Garden Temple"), is a…
2. Kinkaku-ji
2. Kinkaku-ji
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707 local reviews
Kinkaku-ji, Kinkakujichō
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+81 75-461-0013
Ari
Ari
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺…
Atarashi
Atarashi
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺…
たかはる
たかはる
Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺,"Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto,…
3. Nijō Castle
3. Nijō Castle
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1001 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijōjōchō
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+81 75-841-0096
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Resort Japan
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the…
Shin
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the…
Marikoji Inn
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the…
3. Nijō Castle
3. Nijō Castle
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1001 local reviews
Nijō Castle, Nijōjōchō
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+81 75-841-0096
Resort Japan
Resort Japan
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His…
Shin
Shin
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His…
Marikoji Inn
Marikoji Inn
Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His…
4. Shimogamo-Jinja
4. Shimogamo-Jinja
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194 local reviews
Shimogamo-Jinja, Shimogamo Izumigawachō
+81 75-781-0010
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Yuuka
Shimogamo shrine. It is one of famous shrine in Kyoto. There are 55 buildings of national treasures and heavy…
4. Shimogamo-Jinja
4. Shimogamo-Jinja
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194 local reviews
Shimogamo-Jinja, Shimogamo Izumigawachō
+81 75-781-0010
Yuuka
Yuuka
Shimogamo shrine. It is one of famous shrine in Kyoto. There are 55 buildings of national treasures and heavy sentences in Shinto area /…
5. 下鴨神社
5. 下鴨神社
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11 local reviews
下鴨神社, Shimogyō-ku
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Yuuka
Shimogamo shrine. It is one of famous shrine in Kyoto. There are 55 buildings of national treasures and heavy…
5. 下鴨神社
5. 下鴨神社
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11 local reviews
下鴨神社, Shimogyō-ku
Yuuka
Yuuka
Shimogamo shrine. It is one of famous shrine in Kyoto. There are 55 buildings of national treasures and heavy sentences in our Shinto area /…
6. Kinkakujicho
6. Kinkakujicho
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66 local reviews
Kinkakujicho, Kinkakujicho
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Jackson
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"),…
6. Kinkakujicho
6. Kinkakujicho
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66 local reviews
Kinkakujicho, Kinkakujicho
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Jackson
Kinkaku-Ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺…
7. 寺田屋
7. 寺田屋
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4 local reviews
寺田屋, Fushimi-ku
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Massahiro
Sakamoto Ryoma had sojourn. People to visit this historic sites that make you feel old-fashioned vestiges are…
7. 寺田屋
7. 寺田屋
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4 local reviews
寺田屋, Fushimi-ku
Massahiro
Massahiro
Sakamoto Ryoma had sojourn. People to visit this historic sites that make you feel old-fashioned vestiges are many.
8. ㈱渡月橋
8. ㈱渡月橋
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7 local reviews
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Ichiro
Arashiyama is located in the west of Kyoto, it is a sightseeing spot with spring in cherry blossoms, fall in…
8. ㈱渡月橋
8. ㈱渡月橋
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7 local reviews
Ichiro
Ichiro
Arashiyama is located in the west of Kyoto, it is a sightseeing spot with spring in cherry blossoms, fall in autumn and seasonal seasonal…