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Southeast Kyoto

Tofukuji Shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Byodoin Temple, Ujigami Shrine
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  Using Kyoto's train system, you will be able to see several of Kyoto's most impressive sightseeing destinations. This trip includes... more »

Tips:  Although you will travel by train between the major destinations, it would be best to wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, make sure... more »

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Points of Interest

From Kyoto Station, take the Nara train line east towards Nara city. Get off at the next stop, which is Tofukuji Station. The train fare costs 140 yen one way. It is about a 10-minute walk to the temple grounds from the station.

Originally founded in 1236, Tofukuji is considered one of the "five great Zen temples in Kyoto" and a... More

From Tofukuji Station, take the Nara line east towards Nara city. Get off at the next stop, which is Inari Station. The train fare costs 140 yen one way. It takes only a few minutes to walk to the shrine from the station.

Originally founded in 711, the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most visited and recognizable Shinto shrines in all of... More

From Inari Station, take the Nara train line east towards Nara city. Take the train to Uji Station, which should take about 17-19 minutes. The train fare costs 230 yen one way. It is about a 10-minute walk to the temple from the station.

Originally built in 998, Byodoin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous temples in all... More

From Byodoin Temple, walk across the Asagiri Bridge towards the Ujigami Shrine. At the T, take a left and walk up a short distance. Turn right at the first little path and continue on to the right.

The Uji Shrine is a small shrine that you will walk past on your way to Ujigami Shrine. It is nothing major, but it might be a worth 5 or 10 minute ... More

Continue walking on the path and Ujigami Shrine will be on the right. From Byodoin Temple, it is about a 10 minute walk to Ujigami Shrine.

Constructed around 1060, this UNESCO World Heritage site was built as a guardian shrine for the Byodoin Temple. It is also considered one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Both the building that... More