Kyoto - Northern Higashiyama (PDF Chapter)
This is the Northern Higashiyama chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guide-book.
The Northern Higashiyama area is one of Kyoto’s most important sightseeing districts. It con-tains a long strip of temples, all connected by the lovely Path of Philosophy; it’s also home to museums, parks and a few interesting Shinto shrines.
- immerse yourself in the wonderful gardens, intimate subtemples and a hidden grotto wait-ing in the woods at Nanzen-ji
- take the bamboo-lined path to see Kyoto’s famed ‘Silver Pavilion’, Ginkaku-ji
- get lost in thought on the pretty flower-strewn Path of Philosophy (Tetsugaku-no-Michi)
- restaurants & bars
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