Best Temples & Shrines in Kyoto

There are over 3000 temples and shrines in Kyoto, but worry not, Sharing Kyoto has been to them all, from Kiyomizu-dera Temple to those that have not yet been found by tourists.
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Popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

A mysterious space made from beautiful vermilion-colored torii gates
Fushimi Inari / Other Kyoto Area
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Popular Nanzen-ji Temple

Enjoy the temple with the zenest atmosphere in Japan, Nanzen-ji Temple
Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Kiyomizu-dera Temple

The most famous and picturesque temple in Kyoto has to be Kiyomizu-dera
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Yasaka Shrine

Shrine attracting many people to pray for success and prosperity
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Heian Jingu Shrine

At Heian Jingu Shrine you can see the past glory of Kyoto
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Popular Tenryu-ji Temple

Enjoy this amazing garden and the scenic beauty of Arashiyama
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Popular Ryoan-ji Temple

A temple where you can relax while gazing at a beautiful rock garden
Kinkakuji & Uzumasa / Other Kyoto Area
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Popular Byodo-in

Byodo-in Temple is a world heritage site that you can also see on the 10 yen coin
Uji / Other Kyoto Area
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Jisso-in Temple

See the unforgettable aurora-like green floor of Jisso-in Temple
Ohara / Other Kyoto Area
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple is an amazing off the beaten path temple with 1200 humorous statues
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Kaju-ji Temple

A temple with a magnificent garden and wildlife
Fushimi Inari / Other Kyoto Area
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Yasaka Koshin-do Temple

The most Instalicious temple in Kyoto, Yasaka Koshin-do
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Hogon-in Temple

Hogon-in is a beautiful temple in Arashiyama which looks pretty in green in spring and exceptional in autumn with the autumn foliage
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Ninna-ji Temple

A national treasure in a spacious area overlooking an impressive pagoda
Kinkakuji & Uzumasa / Other Kyoto Area
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Konchi-in Temple

Enjoy the Crane and Turtle Garden in a quiet environment
Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Eikando

Eikan-do offers a great view of autumn leaves to those willing to look over their shoulder
Nanzenji Temple & Ginkakuji Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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Honman-ji Temple

Honman-ji is a famous temple where your heart will be stolen by the fleeting cherry blossoms of spring
Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine

Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine is beautiful every season of the year
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Okazaki Shrine

Okazaki Shrine has a cute bunny as its guardian deity
Okazaki & Heian Shrine / Central Kyoto Area
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Kifune Shrine

Kifune Shrine is an ancient shrine in northern Kyoto that enshrines the god of water
Kurama & Kibune / Other Kyoto Area
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Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

A bamboo entrance to a beautiful garden in an architectural landscape
Shisendo Temple & Ichijoji / Central Kyoto Area
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Shimogamo Shrine

Shrine in the middle of a sacred grove in the middle of Kyoto
Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Hosen-in Temple

Enjoy the beautiful picture frame garden in Ohara
Ohara / Other Kyoto Area
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Rokusonno Shrine

Close to Kyoto Station, you may find one of the three Genji shrines of Japan, famous for its cherry blossoms, Rokusonno Shrine
Kyoto Station / Central Kyoto Area
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Kurama Temple

Kurama Temple is a temple surrounded by beautiful nature and known as the abode of the king of the tengu
Kurama & Kibune / Other Kyoto Area
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Honno-ji Temple

Honno-ji Temple is a temple in Teramachi Shopping Street that has historical relations with the daimyo Oda Nobunaga
Downtown / Central Kyoto Area
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Matsunoo Grand Shrine

God of sake breweries spiritually supports the people of Japan
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Jojakko-ji Temple

Feel the world of Buddhism in Arashiyama
Arashiyama & Sagano / Other Kyoto Area
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Kamigamo Shrine

The oldest shrine in Kyoto is still very lively
Shimogamo Shrine & Kitayama / Central Kyoto Area
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Chion-in

Temple where you may feel the sense of Jodo-shu, Pure Land Sect, teaching
Gion & Kiyomizu Temple / Central Kyoto Area
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