Kyoto - Northwest Kyoto (Chapter)
This is the Northwest Kyoto chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guidebook.
Northwest Kyoto contains two of the city’s most important temples: Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, and Ryōan-ji, home of Japan’s most famous Zen garden. Other sights include the shogun’s castle of Nijō-jō and the enclosed world of Myōshin-ji.
- search for ‘Old Kyoto’ in the weaving district of Nishijin
- stroll through the enclosed world of Zen temples at Myōshin-ji
- be dazzled by the gold-plated main hall of the famed Kinkaku-ji
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sleeping, Sights, Eating, Entertainment, and Shopping.
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