Kyoto - Southern Higashiyama (PDF Chapter)

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

Southern Higashiyama is Kyoto’s richest area for sightseeing. Thick with temples, shrines, museums and traditional shops, it’s great to explore on foot, with some pedestrian-only walkways plus parks and expansive temple grounds. It’s also home to the Gion entertainment district and some of the city’s finest ryokan.

  • clap your hands to awaken the gods at Yasaka-jinja
  • maps
  • take an evening stroll through the world of geisha in Gion
  • transport
  • sip a cup of green tea while looking over the sublime garden at Shōren-in
  • restaurants & accommodation

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

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