Where to go...

Please post pictures and descriptions of any interesting places you find that we want to visit.

This might be a good place to start -


 Picture  Place/Vote  Description
 Kamigamo - jinja Shrine  The shrine was built in the style of the Heian period architecture. There are 34 other buildings in the park. In ancient times the shrine was known as the family shrine of the powerful Kamo clan of Yamashiro.

PS: It's free!
 




 Iwatayama Monkey Park in Arashiyama

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MM <3


 This park has a trail that takes you across the history Togetsukyo Bridge, right arcoss from the Katsuna River in Arashiyama. We'd climb a steep hill to get to the top where a troop of monkeys will be waiting for us! The hike is approximentaely 30-45 mintutes. Once we get there, we could walk around and enjoy the beautiful view of Arashiyama. They also allow the hikers to feed the monkeys fruits and nuts.  
hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Admission fee: 500 Yen


 
http://mcrites.tripod.com/kyoto/id4.html



 Kiyomizu Dera

my favorite temple in Kyoto

 The view of the city is breathtaking.  
 



here is a video of the gardens
and a blog
 Kyoto Botanical Gardens

Located next to the Kamo River, Hangi-cho Simogamao, Sakyuo-ku, Kyoto Japan
It is open daily, and an admission fee is charged.

(not sure how much...)



 





    
 Kinkaku-Ji Zen Buddhist Temple

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 A Zen Buddhist Temple in Japan built during the Muromachi period. It was burned down twice in  Onin War, and once more again in 1950. It was officaly restored in 2003, and continues to function as a storehouse of sacred relics. It contains a garden and a delightful tea house


Open: year around
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


400 yen

            

 Nishiki Ichiba Food Market

http://fxcuisine.com/default.asp?language=2&Display=36&resolution=high

 In Kyoto  A 400-year old food market that sells lots of different things.

 Kyoto Tower


Kyoto Tower





 














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