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The oldest Zen temple in Japan, Kenninji possesses numerous cultural artifacts such as a folding-screen painting by Sotatsu Tawaraya (entitled “The Wind and Thunder Gods”), and a sliding-door painting by Yusho Kaiho.
Kenninji is just a one-minute walk from Kinoe.


Kyoto’s famous entertainment district

Hanamikoji Street

1 min from Kyoto Ryokan " The KINOE". It is one of the most historic area in Kyoto and is famous as "the district of Geiko and Maiko".

Gion Corner

A very popular spot for foreign guests who wish to take in some of Kyoto’s traditional performances.


The temple was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s wife in order to pray for his soul.

Kiyomizu Dera

The Kiyomizu Dera temple is one of the few temples in Kyoto to have been constructed before the Heian era. It has now been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yasaka Shrine

Known for the Gion Festival in July.

Yasaka Tower (Houkan-ji)

This five-story pagoda, commonly known as Yasaka Tower, has become a landmark in Kyoto.
It’s formal name is “Houkan-ji”.

Maruyama Park

The park is located behind Yasaka Shrine, and is famous for it’s Gion weeping cherry tree.


One of the greatest entertainment districts in Western Japan. Very convenient for shoppers.

Nijo Castle

A castle Tokugawa Ieyasu (the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate) used as a residence while visiting Kyoto.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

The formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was designated as a World Heritage in 1994.


One of the best tourist destinations in Kyoto. Particularly famous for its cherry blossoms in spring, cormorant fishing in summer and the coloring of leaves in autumn.

Tenryu-ji Temple

The head temple of the Tenryū sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, designated as a World Heritage site.

Toei Movie Land

Samurai period movie theme park.


One of the most representative tourist areas in Kyoto. Located here are many famous temples and shrines such as Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka Shrine.