Now affiliated with the Shokokuji school of the Rinzai sect, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a country villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the 3rd shogun of the Muromachi period (1358～1408). His son had the villa converted into a temple named Rokuonji. In December 1994 the temple was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site.
Access from hotel : 10minuts by kyoto city bus(get on the bus No,205 from Nishiooji shijo station)
This is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons.
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Located in the Arashiyama mountains, the entrance to the monkey park can be found just south of the Togetsukyo bridge. After hiking uphill for about ten minutes, visitors will find an open area with over a hundred monkeys roaming freely. There are also nice views down onto the city.
Access from hotel : 20minuts by Keifuku railway-RANDEN(get on the train from Sai station)
Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Kyoto Imperial Palace used to be the residence of Japan's Imperial Family until 1868, when the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. It is located in the spacious Kyoto Imperial Park,an attractive park in the center of the city that also encompasses the Sento Imperial Palace and a few other attractions.
Access from hotel : 20minuts by kyoto city bus(get on the bus No,203 from Nishiooji shijo station)
Kiyomizudera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters. The temple was originally associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest schools within Japanese Buddhism, but formed its own Kita Hosso sect in 1965. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Access from hotel : 30minuts by train and walk.(get on the Hankyu train from Saiin station, and walk from Kawaramachi station of last station in Hankyu railway)
The World Heritage Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto is not only a property of Japan, but a common property shared by the whole world. To be able to preserve and hand down this heritage to the next generation, we plan a full-scale repair of cultural properties starting with the National Treasure Ninomaru Palace.
Access from hotel : 15minuts by kyoto city bus(get on the bus No.202 from Nishiooji shijo)