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Yutone's Famous sights & gourmet spot

Famous sights

Yasaka Tower
1 minute by foot (100m)
Koshindo
1 minute by foot (60m)
Nene no Michi
2 minute by foot (140m)
Ishibei Koji
2 minute by foot (180m)
Kodaiji Temple
4 minute by foot (350m)
The Grave of Ryoma Sakamoto
5 minute by foot (400m)
Yasaka Shrine
5 minute by foot (400m)
Sanneizaka
6 minute by foot (450m)
Kiyomizudera Temple
10 minute by foot (700m)
Jinushi Shrine
11 minute by foot (800m)

gourmet spot

Bunnosuke Chaya
2 minute by foot (160m)
Il Ghiottone
2 minute by foot (140m)
Shichimiya
6 minute by foot (450m)
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Famous sights in the vicinity

Introductory pageYasaka Tower 1 minute by foot (100m)

This is the five-storey tower that is often featured in photos representing Kyoto. Its official name is Hokanji Temple and it is a Rinzai School Kennin-ji Temple. It is an important cultural asset and there is public access to the interior.

Yasaka Tower
Official websiteKoshindo 1 minute by foot (60m)

Koshin means the 57th year on the Chinese Zodiac. It is said that if you pray all night on the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle, your prayers will be answered. The hanging monkeys suspended from the neighbourhood eaves are also famous.

Koshindo
Introductory pageNene no Michi 2 minute by foot (140m)

The street in front of Kodaiji Temple is called Nene no Michi. It is called this because the Kodaiji and Entokuin Temples, which are the temples associated with "Nene" Kitanomandokoro, are located there. It is a stone-paved street with a typical Kyoto atmosphere and many rickshaws stop there.

Nene no Michi
Ishibei Koji 2 minute by foot (180m)

There is a small alley called Ishibei near the middle of Nene no Michi. It has a unique atmosphere and is a popular spot.

Ishibei Koji
Official websiteKodaiji Temple 4 minute by foot (350m)

This temple was initially opened by Kitamandokoro, the legal wife (Nene) of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. There are many temple buildings and gardens and the Garyo pond created by Kobori Enshu within the spacious grounds. It is possible to try out Zazen meditation or tea ceremony.

Kodaiji Temple
Official websiteThe Grave of Ryoma Sakamoto 5 minute by foot (400m)

The Grave of Ryoma Sakamoto In The Ryozen Gokoku Shrine there are the graves of public persons of the Meiji Restoration such as Ryoma Sakamoto. This is a must-see for fans of Ryoma.

The Grave of Ryoma Sakamoto
Official websiteYasaka Shrine 5 minute by foot (400m)

This shrine is affectionately called "Gion-san" by the locals.

Yasaka Shrine
Introductory pageSanneizaka 6 minute by foot (450m)

This is also called Sannenzaka and it contains many souvenir shops and restaurants as it links Yasaka Shrine, Kodaiji Temple, Yasaka Tower and Kiyomizudera Temple. Sanneizaka has been designated as an important traditional architecture preservation district and the Kyoto-style townscape is still very much alive.

Sanneizaka
Official websiteKiyomizudera Temple 10 minute by foot (700m)

Otohasan is the honorific mountain name for the head temple of the Kita-hosso sect of Buddhism. It is has a long history since the transfer of the capital to ancient Kyoto and is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the day of Kanji on the 21th December each year, the Kanji (Chinese character) of the year is announced. The famous words "to make a leap off Kiyomizudera" are used when you want to make a momentous decision.

Kiyomizudera Temple
Official websiteJinushi Shrine 11 minute by foot (800m)

This is famous for the god of marriages. The love-fortune telling stone in front of the main shrine dates from the Jomon period. Within the grounds, there are many spots that are said to be good luck for marriages and they are very popular with young people.

Jinushi Shrine

 gourmet spots in the vicinity of Yutone

Official websiteBunnosuke Chaya 2 minute by foot (160m)

This is a sweet sake tea house that was founded by the comic storyteller, the second Bunnosuke Katsura, in the closing years of the Meiji period.

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Official websiteIl Ghiottone 2 minute by foot (140m)

This is regarded as the best Italian restaurant in Kyoto. Lunch is available from 3,990 yen.

Official websiteShichimiya 6 minute by foot (450m)

The famous shichimi (Japanese chilli peppers with herbs) shop founded 350 years ago. It is in the middle of the road approaching Kiyomizudera Temple.

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