Everything you Need to Know about Higashiyama - Kyoto

Historically outside the borders of Kyoto city, Higashiyama-ku ('east mountain district') is separated from the rest of the city by the Kamo river. This geographic detail has saved it from the many fires that ravaged other parts of Kyoto over the centuries and as a result the district is home to some of the most charming and unspoiled historical and religious sites in all of Japan. 

This rustic area contains Gion where you might see a maiko apprentice geisha skimming across the stone-paved roads heading to her teahouse. Charming cobblestoned streets are dotted with merchants peddling souvenirs and keepsakes, leading to Kyoto’s most famous cherry blossom viewing site Maruyama Park, or the famous Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine or any number of significant sites in Higashiyama. With a backdrop of the lush eastern mountains it is a scene that has survived the ages.

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Higashiyama Travel Guide

Higashiyama Attractions

Higashiyama Attractions A-Z

Higashiyama attractions offer a taste of a traditional way of life that is still maintained today. Catch a glimpse of Read More...

Higashiyama Restaurants

Higashiyama Restaurants A-Z

While there are a number of different cuisines available throughout the streets of this historic district, visitors Read More...

Higashiyama Nightlife

Higashiyama Nightlife A-Z

Higashiyama is the place to see traditional Japanese dance, drama and musical performances. There are three major venues Read More...

Higashiyama Shopping

Higashiyama Shopping A-Z

Higashiyama is the place to find unique souvenirs. The area of Gion is the best place to find items as kimonos and the Read More...

Higashiyama Map

Higashiyama Map

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