Kyoto - Northwest Kyoto (PDF 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 Ry?an-ji, home of Japan’s most famous Zen garden. Other sights include the shogun’s castle of Nij?-j? and the enclosed world of My?shin-ji.

  • search for ‘Old Kyoto’ in the weaving district of Nishijin
  • maps
  • stroll through the enclosed world of Zen temples at My?shin-ji
  • transport
  • 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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