Kyoto - Northwest Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

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Kyoto - Northwest Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

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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 Ry?an-ji, with its mystical rock garden. Other sights include the sho-gun’s castle of Nij?-j? and the enclosed world of My?shin-ji.

  • be dazzled by the single most impressive sight in all of Kyoto: the gold-plated main hall of the famed ‘Golden Pavilion’, Kinkaku-ji
  • maps
  • meditate on the 15 magical rocks in the Zen garden of Ry?an-ji
  • transport
  • take a stroll through the enclosed world of Zen temples at My?shin-ji
  • restaurants & bars

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

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