Tourist Spots Surrounding Rakusuian
About the Surrounding Environment – Kyo no Yado “Rakusuian” is located near Kyoto Station. It has an easy access to historic sites such as Rokuon Ji, Ryoan Ji, Kita No Tenmangu, Saga Tenryuu Ji, Nijoujou, Tou Ji, Nishi Hongan Ji, Higa Shihongan Ji. In recent years, we also recommend the new opened tourist spot, Umekouji Park.
A famous temple that is a symbol of Kitayama Culture known inside and outside the country. That is facing Kyokochi pond.
Old Prince Katsura Palace that was transferred to Honmaru (Important Cultural Properties) and gorgeous Ninomaru Palace (National Treasure). You will be blown away by the beautiful architecture and the wall paintings of Ninomaru Palace. The inside is a Historic Site while Ninomiya Garden is declared as a Special Places of Scenic Beauty.
A head temple sacred to Michizane where SUGAWARA no Michizane festival are held for the enshrined deities in 12,000 shrines nationwide. As it is deeply believed as god for academics, many students pay their visit.
It is 1200 years since it was established. It was structured when the Heian-kyo was relocated, and was prospered as the root ground for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. The 5-Story Pagoda which is a National Treasure structured in wood heights to 55 meters which is the tallest in Japan.
"Why the aquarium in the Kyoto basin without sea?" It is connected with water, life. Opened in March 2012, based on the concept. We regularly conduct not only exhibitions but also experiencing programs that you can learn while playing.
Though it is a city park that is located in the middle of the city district, people can relax with the green trees and grass and its flowers. On March 2013, Kyoto aquarium was made and on April 2016, Kyoto Railway Museum opened.
It is known as a rock garden of Ryoan Temple and Hojo Garden that has Zen Temple. It has 15 rocks that is impossible to look at all of them.
Saga Tenryuji Temple
A Head Temple, Rinzai Sect Tenryuu Temple that is located in Saga Arashiyama and was founded by Soseki Muso. The garden is Kaiyushiki Garden that has Sogen Pond in the center. It involves Arashiyama and Kameyama’s natural scenery like its own. The first place of Kyoto Gozan.
Nishi Honganji Temple
National treasure’s karamon is the remains of Fushimi Castle and a structure that represents Momoyama Culture. It is called “Higurashi Gate” (All day long) because looking at it makes you forget the time. The temple grounds is large enough that it serves as a resting place for the people in town.
Check in / out
- Check In Time
- 15:00 ~ 18:00
- Check Out Time
- 8:00 ~ 10:00
- Bicycle Rental
500 Yen/day(up to 2 bicycle)
800 Yen/day(up to one car)