Some of the most picturesque parts of are located in Higashiyama, the eastern region of the city, across the Kamo River. Visiting the main tourist attractions of eastern Kyoto will fill a full day - a suggested itinerary is to work north from Kiyomizu-dera to Ginkakuji, passing through Gion, and visiting Yasaka Shrine and Nanzenji before following the Philosopher's Walk to Ginkakuji.
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Kiyomizu-dera, formally Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is a Buddhist temple in eastern . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is one of the major art museums in . is situated 1¼ km southwest of Higashiyama. Photo: Wiiii, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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, once called Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of , . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a history museum located in , . Photo: Uploadalt, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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