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Kyoto - Gion & Southern Higashiyama (PDF Chapter)
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
- let your soul be soothed by the chanting monks at Chion-in
- sip a cup of green tea while admiring the sublime garden at Sh?ren-in
- restaurants & bars
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