Strolling around Kyoto’s most famous and popular sightseeing district

The most popular pedestrian sightseeing section in Kyoto is the streets in Higashiyama District. I recommend starting from the Gion, from the south side of Hanamikoji Street to the southeast, along the Yasaka-dori, Ninenzaka, Sannenzaka and finally the Matsubara-dori until the Kiyomizudera Temple. The return route can go in the opposite direction. After returning to the Ninenzaka, turn to Ichinenzaka, Nene-no-Michi (ねねの道), Ishizuchi Alley, and then return to the Yasaka Shrine.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is built for the worship of the Inari Okami (the god of agriculture and commerce), and is also the head of the Inari Shrines, which is home to more than 40,000 sub-shrines all over Japan. Located in the southeast of Kyoto, the famous Senbon Torii (1,000 torii gates) is here.

Visitors can get off at Inari Station on the JR Nishi Nara Line or Fushimi Inari Station on the Keihan Electric Railway.