An introduction to sightseeing spots and gourmet destinations near Yutone

Sightseeing spots
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Sightseeing spots

  • Yasaka Pagoda1 minute's walk (100 m)
    Yasaka Pagoda

    A five-story pagoda frequently used in photos depicting Kyoto. The official name of this temple that belongs to the Kenninji Temple of the Rinzai sect is Hokanji Temple. It is an Important Cultural Property, but you can visit the inside.

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  • Koshindo Hall1 minute's walk (60 m)
    Koshindo Hall

    Koshin has the meaning of the seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac, which is the monkey. It is said that if you keep on making a wish all night on the day of Koshin, that wish will be fulfilled. The Koshindo Hall is also famous for the Kukurizaru (monkeys with bound feet and hands) that are hung under the eaves of houses nearby.

  • Nene no Michi2 minute's walk (140 m)
    Nene no Michi

    The street in front of Kodaiji Temple is commonly known as "Nene no Michi (Nene's Street)." This is because located on the street are Kodaiji Temple and Entokuin Temple, which are temples related to Nene, the legal wife of Hideyoshi. The stone-paved street has the unique atmosphere of Kyoto, and is a place where many rickshaws stop.

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  • Ishibe Alley2 minute's walk (180 m)
    Ishibe Alley

    At around the middle of Nene no Saka, you will find an alley surrounded by stone walls.
    It has become a popular spot for its unique ambiance.

  • Kodaiji Temple4 minute's walk (350 m)
    Kodaiji Temple

    A temple established by Nene, the legal wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. In the vast grounds, there are many religious halls, towers, and monasteries, as well as the Garyu Pond located in the garden created by Enshu Kobori. You can also experience zen meditation and tea ceremonies.

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  • Ryoma's Tomb5 minute's walk (400 m)
    Ryoma's Tomb

    In the precincts of Ryozen Gokoku-jinja Shrine are tombs of royalists from the Meiji Restoration, including Ryoma Sakamoto. This spot is a must-visit for all Ryoma fans.

  • Yasaka Shrine5 minute's walk (400 m)
    Yasaka Shrine

    Yasaka Shrine is affectionately called "Yasaka-san" by the people of Kyoto. The deities of beauty and matchmaking are enshrined in the precincts.
    Many annual events, like the New Year's first visit to the shrine and Gion Festival in summer, take place at the shrine, with Maruyama Park, famous for its weeping cherry tree, on the east side of its precincts.

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  • Sanneizaka Slope6 minute's walk (450 m)
    Sanneizaka Slope

    This slope, also called "Sannenzaka", is lined with numerous souvenir shops and eateries, as it links Yasaka Shrine, Kodaiji Temple, Yasaka Pagoda, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The traditional streets of Kyoto live on here at Sanneizaka Slope, designated as one of the Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings.

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  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple10 minute's walk (700 m)
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    This is the head temple of the Kita Hosso sect, and its honorific mountain name is Otowayama. Its history dates back to before the transfer of the capital to Heian-kyo, and it is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On December 12th each year, Kanji (Chinese character) Day, the Kanji of the Year is announced.

    The phrase, "Jumping off the stage of Kiyomizu" used when doing something audacious is well known.
    * The restoration of the main temple roof started in February 2017. Check the Kiyomizu-dera Temple website for details.

  • Jishu-jinja Shrine11 minute's walk (800 m)
    Jishu-jinja Shrine

    Famous for enshrining the deity of matchmaking. The "Love Fortune-telling Stone" sitting in front of the main shrine is from the Jomon period.
    The precincts are dotted with many matchmaking spots that are popular among young visitors.

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* The opening hours and services available vary depending on the shop.

  • Akagane Resort1 minute's walk (47 m)
    Akagane Resort
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    A Japanese-modern restaurant established in a renovated mansion from the Taisho period.

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  • Hisago2 minute's walk (160 m)
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    Founded in 1930. The restaurant has been offering dishes with an unchanged taste ever since. The oyako-don (bowl of rice with chicken and egg) topped with soft, melty egg is recommended.

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  • Creperie Garcon2 minute's walk (130 m)
    Creperie Garcon
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    A creperie hideout in Kyoto. Have fun enjoying lip-smacking authentic galettes, which are actually quite rare.

  • Niimi3 minute's walk (270 m)
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    A shop on the Ninenzaka Slope where you can find incense and tableware. The shop is filled with the scents of incense. Yutone staff recommend the scent called Kamo no Seseragi (the murmur of Kamo River).

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  • Kasagiya4 minute's walk (300 m)
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    Zenzai (red bean soup) containing plenty of Dainagon red beans from Tamba. The gentle sweetness and the aroma of the rice cakes are irresistible. As the haiku, "Ninenzaka, where sweet-lovers cannot pass without stopping" would suggest, this is a Japanese cafe you will never forget once you have visited.

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