Everything you Need to Know about Sakyo - Kyoto

Situated in the north-eastern corner of Kyoto prefecture, Sakyo Ward is home to some of Kyoto’s most iconic landmarks as well as some of its most secret treasures. The Silver Pavillion, Ginkaku-ji and the massive Nanzen-ji mark the northern and southern limits of the famous Philosopher’s Walk. A short sidetrack from the Walk will bring you to lesser known Honen-in, an oasis of tranquility compared to the tourist-heavy icons.

Being an area rich in ancient history much of the dining, shopping and entertainment in Sakyo Ward is of the traditional variety. You will find quaint tea houses and noodle eateries, tiny souvenir stores and shops selling handicrafts.

Whether you are just strolling the neighbourhood or charging through the long list of attractions Sakyo Ward won’t disappoint visitors seeking a taste of traditional Kyoto.

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Sakyo Travel Guide

Sakyo Attractions

Sakyo Attractions A-Z

Sakyo is rich with religious sites of great historical significance. From the Silver Pavillion and Nanzen-ji along the Read More...

Sakyo Restaurants

Sakyo Restaurants A-Z

This area is home to a number of unique restaurants brimming with old world charm. In these hallowed streets ritual and Read More...

Sakyo Nightlife

Sakyo Nightlife A-Z

Being an area rich in ancient history, a lot of the nightlife entertainment in Sakyo Ward is of the traditional variety. Read More...

Sakyo Shopping

Sakyo Shopping A-Z

Sakyo is home to one of Kyoto’s three major flea markets. Hyakumanben is held on the 15th of every month at Chion-in and Read More...

Sakyo Map

Sakyo Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as Read More...


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