Kyoto - Southern Higashiyama (Chapter)
This is the Southern Higashiyama chapter from Lonely Planet's Kyoto guidebook.
Southern Higashiyama is the richest area in Kyoto for sightseeing, thick with temples, shrines, parks, museums, traditional neighbourhoods and shops. It's also home to the Gion entertainment district, as well as some of the city's finest ryokan (Japanese inns).
- climb to one of Kyoto's most colourful temples: Kiyomizu-dera, where the throngs of visitors add to the energy of the place
- let your soul be soothed by the chanting monks at Chion-in
- restaurants & bars
- sip a cup of green tea while looking over the sublime garden at Shōren-in
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Southern Higashiyama, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Neighbourhood Walks, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.
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