Kyoto - Northwest Kyoto (Chapter)
This is the Northwest Kyoto chapter from Lonely Planet's Kyoto guidebook.
Northwest Kyoto contains two of Kyoto's most important temples: Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion) and Ryōan-ji, home of Japan's most famous Zen garden. Other sights here include the Shōgun's castle of Nijō-jō, and the enclosed world of the Myōshin-ji temple.
- be dazzled by the single most impressive sight in all of Kyoto: the gold-plated main hall of Kinkaku-ji
- feel the power of the shōguns at Nijō-jō
- meditate on the 15 magical rocks in the Zen garden at Ryōan-ji
- restaurants & entertainment
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Northwest Kyoto, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Entertainment and Shopping.
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