Kyoto - Gion & Southern Higashiyama (PDF Chapter)

Kyoto - Gion & Southern Higashiyama (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Gion & Southern Higashiyama chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guidebook.

This is where you should begin your exploration of Kyoto. This area is home to some of Kyo-to’s best temples and several of the city’s loveliest lanes. Downhill from the main sightseeing route, you’ll find Gion, Kyoto’s high-end entertainment and geisha district.

  • climb to the top of the Southern Higashiyama district to visit one of Kyoto’s most colourful temples, Kiyomizu-dera
  • maps
  • let your soul be soothed by the chanting monks at Chion-in
  • transport
  • sip a cup of green tea while admiring the sublime garden at Sh?ren-in
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Activities.

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