Sightseeing

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi)

The No. 1 most popular sightseeing spot in Japan for foreigners. Its corridor of scarlet shrine gates evokes a sense of mystery.

Address
68, Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 15 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Kiyomizudera Temple

One of the most popular spots in Kyoto, the view from this temple gives you an unbroken view of the streets of Kyoto.

Address
1-294, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 25 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji Temple located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City is Japan’s first Zen temple that was built with the request of the emperor of the time. The Temple has the highest rank of all the Zen temples in Japan

Address
nanzenjihukuchicho, sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 40 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Tenryu-ji Temple (Arashiyama)

The most famous of Kyoto’s five great Zen temples. The Sogenchi Garden (a historic site/special place of scenic beauty) behind the priests’ quarters is a world heritage site that conveys a vision of the past in the present day.

Address
68, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 35 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Togetsukyo Bridge (Arashiyama)

A bridge suspended over Katsuragawa in Kyoto city, Kyoto prefecture. The bridge is 155m long and 11m wide with 2 lanes for cars and an elevated walkway on one side.

Address
Saga Nakanoshimacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 35 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Shogunzuka

A burial mound on the grounds of Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple at the summit of Mt. Kacho in the eastern part of Maruyama Park. 13 meters in diameter. 1.8 meters tall.
* Please check the schedule for nighttime visits.

Address
28, Zushioku Kachocho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About 30 minutes by car from the Kyoto Minami IC

Nara Park

A municipal park in Nara city which is one of the nation's places of scenic beauty. Home to many word heritages and national treasures as well as over 1,000 deer.

Address
543, Shibatsujicho, Nara-shi, Nara

About 20 minutes by car from the Tenri IC

Heijo Palace Ruins

The vast former site of a palace said to be able to hold 30 Koshien Stadiums. It is a registered world heritage site.

Address
sakicho, Nara-shi, Nara

About 20 minutes by car from the Tenri IC

Kashihara Shrine

A shrine in the town of Kume-cho, located in the southeastern foothills of Mt. Unebi in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. This shrine is dedicated to the first emperor, Jimmu Tenno, and his wife. Although it was constructed in the modern era, this shrine rivals Kasuga Taisha Shrine for the most visitors at New Year in Nara Prefecture.

Address
934, Kumecho, Kashihara-shi, Nara

About 30 minutes by car from the Koriyama IC

Todai-ji Temple

A temple registered as a world heritage. The central temple of state-supported temples constructed around Japan.

Address
406-1, Zoshicho, Nara-shi, Nara

About 20 minutes by car from the Tenri IC

Mt. Wakakusa

The entire mountain is covered with grass, and it offers a sweeping view of the Nara cityscape from its summit.

Address
157 Kasuganocho, Wakakusa, Nara

About 40 minutes by car from the Tenri IC

Omiwa-jinja Shrine

Said to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan, it is also famous today as a power spot.

Address
1422, Miwa, Sakurai-shi, Nara

About 30 minutes by car from the Tenri IC