Kyoto - Kitayama & Greater Kyoto (Chapter)
This is the Kitayama Area & Greater Kyoto chapter from Lonely Planet's Kyoto guidebook.
For great day trips, head to the quaint villages of Kurama, Kibune and Ōhara. Or visit Uji, famous for tea and temples; Katsura, noted for its imperial villa; and Hiei-zan, for the mountain temple of Enryaku-ji.
- ascend to the mountain temple of Kurama-dera, then continue down to the village of Kibune
- enter the green wonderland of Saihō-ji
- restaurants & hikes
- making a pilgrimage to the pinnacle of Japanese architecture, Katsura Rikyū Imperial Villa
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Kitayama Area & Greater Kyoto, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Ōhara, Kurama & Kibune, Southeast Kyoto, Fushimi, Uji, Southwest Kyoto and Takao Area.
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