Three Travelers, Two Weeks in the Kansai region = ?

Note: I have finally returned to working on the Kyoto portion of this page in small updates, keep checking back to see it grow. In time I will be adding sections for Osaka, Otsu, Kobe and Takarazuka.

This page is the result of organizing a list of places friends and I may want to visit to better plan our ramblings in Kyoto and nearby areas.

How to use this guide:
Decide where to go, then look that location up and see what is nearby. Then when you get there wander about and see what else you find.

The Kyoto / Otsu part of the chart is organized by map numbers from the Japanese / English Bilingual Atlas of KYOTO published by Tokyo Chizu Publishing. The atlas is now out of print but used copies show up on occasion on Amazon Japan.

NOTE on Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine names: Temple names usually end in 'in', 'ji', 'dera' or 'tera'; shrine names usually end in in 'jinja' or 'gu'.

When something mentioned is not included on a page I will list the area where it is and note it as Not Visible. In some cases for unnamed religious sites on the maps there is a torii symbol for a Shinto shrine or a manji (swastika) for a Buddhist temple, I will note when this is the case.

This is very much a work in progress, I have a list of places to add to the page so keep checking back. I will also try to locate official, or just plain informative, web sites for many of the places in this guide. I also wish apologize for typos, non-standard transliterations and errors. This project is being put together very quickly from a variety of sources.

Kyoto Area - Otsu Area - Kobe - Osaka - Other Locations in the Area

KYOTO AREA

       
  Bilingual Atlas of Kyoto
1:3,000 scale maps.
Pages 4-6
What's there: Notes, including links: Resources to read for further information.
 
 
 
 
 
  4   Kawaranachi-Sanjo area      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 A 3   Seishinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 A 3
[6 A 1]
  Takoyakushido (Eifukuji Temple)      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 A 4
[6 A 1]
  Anyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 A 4
[6 A 1]
  Zenchoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 2
[30 B 3]
  Seigan-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 2   Kinokuniya books      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 2   Daizenji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 2   Chosenin      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 2   Chogenin      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 3   Komyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 3
[6 B 1]
  Gokurakuji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 3   Hozoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 3   Hokaiji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 3
[6 B 1]
  Myoshinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 4
[6 B 1]
  Jorakuji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 4   Kotokuji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 4
[6 B 1]
  Shomyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 4
[6 B 2]
  Saidoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 B 4
[6 B 2
30 B 4]
  Joshinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 C 1-2   Zuisenji      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 D 1
[30 C 3]
  Sanjo Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 D 1
[30 C 3]
Not visible on map
  Book-Off   One of several Book-Off stores in Kyoto. This one is just North-East of the Sanjo-Ohashi Bridge.    
 
 
 
 
 
  4 D 1
[30 C 3]
  Sanjo-Ohashi Bridge      
 
 
 
 
 
  4 D 2
[6 D 1]
  Pontocho   A famous geisha district.    
 
 
 
 
 
  5   Nishiko Ichiba area      
 
 
 
 
 
  5 A 3   Karasuma Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  5 C 2
[30 A 4]
  Nishiki Ichiba Market   Kyoto Nishiki Ichiba/Market "The Kitchen of Kyoto" - Official Site    
 
 
 
 
 
  5 C 3   Junkudo Bookstore   Said to have an excellent selection of books.    
 
 
 
 
 
  5 C 4
[30 A 4]
  Tokushoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6   Shijo-Kawaramachi area      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 1-3   Teramachi shopping street      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 1
Not Visible on Map
  Random Walk bookshop, said to be one of the best in Kyoto, located on Teramachi shopping street near Takoyakushi street.      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 1
[4 A 3]
  Takoyakushido (Eifukuji Temple)      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 1
[4 A 4]
  Anyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 1
[4 A 4]
  Zenchoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 2   Nishiki-Temmangu Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 3   Shunchoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 4   Jokyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 4   Kyoto Daijingu      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 4   Togenji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 A 4   Shokoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 1
[4 B 3]
  Gokurakuji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 1
[4 B 4]
  Jorakuji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 1
[4 B 3]
  Myoshinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 1
[4 B 4]
  Shomyoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 2
[4 B 4]
  Saidoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 2
[4 B 4
6 B 2]
  Joshinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 2   Book-Off   One of several Book-Off stores in Kyoto, located in the same building as Tower Records.    
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 2   Tower Records      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 3   Kararamachi Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 B 3   Takashimaya Department Store      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 C 1   Maruzen   An excellent bookstore chain. From what I have been able to find online this one is in the same location as the Haagen Das in the atlas.    
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 1
[4 D 2]
  Pontocho   A famous geisha district.    
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 2   Kamo-Gawa River      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 3
[30 B 4]
  Restaurant Kikusui     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.93  
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 3
[30 B 4]
  Minamizu     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.93  
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 3   Shijo-Ohashi Bridge      
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 3   Kyoto Minamiza Theater   The Shochiku kabuki theater for Kyoto.    
 
 
 
 
 
  6 D 4   Gion-Shijo Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  Bilingual Atlas of Kyoto
1:10,000 scale maps.
Pages 7-58
       
 
 
 
 
 
  7 B 3   Shoden-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Shoden-ji    
 
 
 
 
 
  7 C 1   Genkoan   Kyoto Travel Guide page on Genkoan   Kyoto 29 Walks p.206  
 
 
 
 
 
  7 C 1   Josho-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.207  
 
 
 
 
 
  7 C 2   Koetsu-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.205  
 
 
 
 
 
  7 C 4   Mt Daimonjiyama      
 
 
 
 
 
  8 A 4   Jinko-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  8 C 4   Kamigamo Jinja (Kamowakeikazuchi Jinja)   Kamo Wake-Ikazuchi Jinja (Kamigamo-Shrine) English Web Page   Kyoto 29 Walks p.200  
 
 
 
 
 
  9 B 3   Entsu-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.284  
 
 
 
 
 
  9 D 4   Takara-ga-Ike Park     Kyoto 29 Walks p.282  
 
 
 
 
 
  9 D 4   Takara-ga-Ike Pond      
 
 
 
 
 
  10 A 3   Kyoto International Confercence Hall      
 
 
 
 
 
  10 D 3   Renge-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.217  
 
 
 
 
 
  11 A 4   Imamiya Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  11 B 4   Daitokuji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  11 B 4   Daisen-in   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Daisen-in   Kyoto 29 Walks p.186  
 
 
 
 
 
  12 A 3   Kyoto Botanical Garden   京都府立植物園-京都府ホームページ    
 
 
 
 
 
  12 B 3   Kyoto Prefectural Library & Archives      
 
 
 
 
 
  13 C 4   Enko-ji     ToK p.146  
 
 
 
 
 
  13 C 4   Shisendo Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  13 D 1   Sekizanzen-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  13 D 2   Rinkyu-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  13 D 2   Shugakuin Imperial Villa (Shugakuin Rikyu)   Imperial Household Agency Page on the Shugakuin Imperial Villa   Kyoto 29 Walks p.212  
 
 
 
 
 
  14 D 3   Ryoanji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  14 D 4   Ninna-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Ninna-ji   ToK p.54
Kyoto 29 Walks p.220
 
 
 
 
 
 
  15 A 3   Ryoan-ji   大雲山 龍安寺|Ryoanji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.225  
 
 
 
 
 
  15 B 3   Kyoto Museum for World Peace      
 
 
 
 
 
  15 B 3   Kyoto Prefectural Ibsho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts   English web site: Kyoto Prefectural Ibsho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts    
 
 
 
 
 
  15 B 4   Tojiin (Karinotera)   Location of the Ashikaga Memorial Building   Kyoto 29 Walks p.228  
 
 
 
 
 
  15 C 2   Kinkaku-ji (Rokuon-ji)   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Kinkaku-ji
金閣寺 (web site)
  ToK p.115
Kyoto 29 Walks p.230
 
 
 
 
 
 
  15 C 3   Shikichi Jinja (Waratenjingu Shrine)      
 
 
 
 
 
  15 C 4   Hirano Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  15 D 4   Kitano-Temmangu Shrine   Kyoto Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine
The 25th of each month has a flea market.
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.236  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 A 1   Koto-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.190  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 A 2   Takeisao Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 A 3   Injo-ji (Sembon-Emmado)      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 A 4   Sekizoji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 A 4   Daihoon-ji (Sembon-Shakado)      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 1   Daiji-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.193  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 1   Daitoku-ji   Rinzai-Obaku zen | Head Temples - Daitokuji Temple   Kyoto 29 Walks p.182  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 1   Ryugen-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 1   Soken-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.189  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 4   Myosen-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 B 4   Orinasu-Kan Museum   JNTO web page on Orinasukan    
 
 
 
 
 
  16 C 3   Hokyo-ji (Ningyodera)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.179  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 C 3   Hompo-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 C 3   Myoren-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 C 3   Tea Ceremony Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 D 4   Anraku-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.160  
 
 
 
 
 
  16 D 4   Kyogashi Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  16 D 4   Zuishun-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  17 A 2   Tenneiji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  17 A 3   Goryo Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  17 A 4   Shokoku-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.172  
 
 
 
 
 
  17 B 3   Amida-ji (Kochidani)      
 
 
 
 
 
  17 B 4   Horin-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.262  
 
 
 
 
 
  17 C 2   Shimogamo Jinja (Kamomioya Jinja)   Shimogamo Jinja English page   Kyoto 29 Walks p.197  
 
 
 
 
 
  17 D 4   Chion-ji (Hyakumamben)   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Chion-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.89  
 
 
 
 
 
  18 C 1   Hachidai Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  18 C 1   Kompuku-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  18 C 1   Shisendo   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Shisendo   ToK p.136
Kyoto 29 Walks p.211
 
 
 
 
 
 
  18 C 2   Kyoto Art Theater      
 
 
 
 
 
  18 D 1   Tanukidanisan-Fudo-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  19 A 3   Gio-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Gio-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.249  
 
 
 
 
 
  19 A 3   Nison-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.250  
 
 
 
 
 
  19 A 4   Jojakko-ji (Nokibadera)      
 
 
 
 
 
  19 B 3   Hokyo-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  19 B 3   Seiryo-ji (Sagashakado)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.263  
 
 
 
 
 
  19 B 4   Nonomiya Jinja     Kyoto 29 Walks p.253  
 
 
 
 
 
  19 D 1   Arashiyama Park (Kameyama District)      
 
 
 
 
 
  19 D 1   Tenryu-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Tenryu-ji   ToK p.105
Kyoto 29 Walks p.254
 
 
 
 
 
 
  19 D 3   Arashiyama Monkey Park: Iwatayama      
 
 
 
 
 
  20 A 1   Daikaku-ji   旧嵯峨御所 大覚寺 門跡   ToK p.60
Kyoto 29 Walks p.265
 
 
 
 
 
 
  20 A 1   Osawa-Ike Pond      
 
 
 
 
 
  20 B 4   Rokuoin Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  20 C 2   Benzaitensha Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  20 C 2   Hirosawa-no-Ike Pond      
 
 
 
 
 
  20 D 1   Osawa-Ike Pond      
 
 
 
 
 
  21 D 1   Ninnaji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  21 D 4   Hokongo-in (Sokyu-ji)      
 
 
 
 
 
  22 A 3   Myoshin-ji   Myoshinji official site   ToK p.110
Kyoto 29 Walks p.239
 
 
 
 
 
 
  22 A 3   Taizo-in   Zen Temple Taizoin Official Page   Kyoto 29 Walks p.242  
 
 
 
 
 
  22 C 2   Nembutsu-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  22 D 1   Kitano-Temmangu Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  23 B 1   Kyoto City Archaeological Museum   Closed Mondays   The Kyoto Project web page on the Kyoto City Archaeological Museum  
 
 
 
 
 
  23 B 2   Ichijo-Dori st   Known for yokai themes and shops.    
 
 
 
 
 
  23 B 2   Taishogunhachi Jinja
aka Daishogun Hachijinja
  Taishogunhachi Jinja English page.
Several times a year the Mononoke ichi flea market is held filled with yokai themed goods.
   
 
 
 
 
 
  23 C 1   Nishijin Textile Industrial Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  23 C 1   Seimei-jinja   The shrine for Abe-no-Seimei
Seimei jinja (Seimei shrine) entry in the Anime Companion Supplement
晴明神社 ~陰陽師 安倍晴明公をお祀りする晴明神社~ Official site in Japanese
Seimei-jinja in Google Street View
   
 
 
 
 
 
  23 C 1   Shiramine Jingu      
 
 
 
 
 
  23 C 2   Anyo-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  23 D 3   Goo Jinja (Wild Boar Jinja Shrine)      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 A 1   Doshisha University      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 A 2   Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho)   Imperial Household Agency Page on the Kyoto Imperial Palace
At noon on October 22 each year the Kyoto Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) procession leaves from the Imperial Palace and makes it's way to Heian Jingu.
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.163, 165  
 
 
 
 
 
  24 A 3   Kyoto Gyoen      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 A 3 - B 3   Sento Imperial Palace   Not marked on the map in the atlas. It is the group of buildings and ponds spanning A 3 and B 3.
Imperial Household Agency Page on the Sento Imperial Palace
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.171  
 
 
 
 
 
  24 B 2   Nashinoki Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 B 2   Rozan-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 B 4   Kyoto Museum of History      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 D 1   Chionji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 D 1   Kyoto University      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 D 1   Yogen-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 D 2   Kyoto University Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  24 D 4   Shogo-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  25 A 2   Yoshida Jinja     Kyoto 29 Walks p.88  
 
 
 
 
 
  25 B 3   Shinsho-Gokuraku-ji (Shinnyodo)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.87  
 
 
 
 
 
  25 B 4   Konkai-Komyo-ji (Kurodani)   This temple is surrounded by many others.   Kyoto 29 Walks p.86  
 
 
 
 
 
  25 C 2   Hashimoto Kansetsu Memorial Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  25 C 3   Philosopher's Walk      
 
 
 
 
 
  25 C 4   San-Oku Hakuko Kan Museum   San-Oku Hakuko Kan Museum web page, Japanese.    
 
 
 
 
 
  25 D 2   Ginkaku-ji (Jishoi-ji)   銀閣寺 (web site)   ToK p.121
Kyoto 29 Walks p.152
 
 
 
 
 
 
  25 D 2   Honen-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.156  
 
 
 
 
 
  26 A 2   Arashiyama     Kyoto 29 Walks p.247  
 
 
 
 
 
  26 A 2   Arashiyama Park (Nakanoshima District & Rinsenji District)      
 
 
 
 
 
  26 A 2   Togetsu-Kyo Bridge   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on the Togetsu-Kyo Bridge    
 
 
 
 
 
  26 B 1   Rokuo-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  26 C 1   Kurumazaki Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  26 D 4   Umenomiya Taisha Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  27 B 1   Koryu-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Koryu-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.243  
 
 
 
 
 
  27 C 1   Toei Uzumasa Movie Land   Tōei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Movie Land) site    
 
 
 
 
 
  27 D 1   Kaiko no Yashiro (Konoshima Jinja)      
 
 
 
 
 
  29 B 1   Nijo Castle     Kyoto 29 Walks p.122  
 
 
 
 
 
  29 C 4
(Not visible)
  Monument to the former location of Hon'nōji temple   This is where the temple was when Oda Nobunaga was assassinated. Google Street View of the monument.    
 
 
 
 
 
  29 D 2
Not visible on map
  Kyoto International Manga Museum   Located just North West of Karasuma-Oike station.
Closed Wednesdays
Kyoto International Manga Museum site
   
 
 
 
 
 
  30 A 3   Choho-ji (Rokkakudo)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.117  
 
 
 
 
 
  30 A 3   Nakagyo Post Office     Kyoto 29 Walks p.117  
 
 
 
 
 
  30 A 3   The Museum of Kyoto   Closed Mondays
The Museum of Kyoto - English pages
   
 
 
 
 
 
  30 A 4
[5 C 2]
  Nishiki Ichiba Market      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 A 4
[5 C 4]
  Tokushoji      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 2   Honno-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 2   Kyoto City Hall      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 3   Shinkyogoku   A famous arcade street.    
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 3
[4 B 2]
  Seigan-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 4   Takashimaya Department Store      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 4
[4 B 4
6 B 2]
  Joshinji      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 4
[6 D 3]
  Restaurant Kikusui     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.93  
 
 
 
 
 
  30 B 4
[6 D 3]
  Minamizu     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.93  
 
 
 
 
 
  30 C 3
[4 D 1]
  Sanjo-Ohashi Bridge      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 C 4   Chugen-ji (Meyami-Jizo)      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 C 4   Gion     Kyoto 29 Walks p.65  
 
 
 
 
 
  30 C 4
[6 D 3]
  Shijo-Ohashi Bridge      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 D 2   Kyoto City Kangyo-kan Hall (Miyako Messe)      
 
 
 
 
 
  30 D 4   Yasaka Jinja (Gion Shrine)   Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Jinja (Yasaka Shrine) entry in the Anime Companion Supplement
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.65  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 1   Heian Jingu   Heian Jingu Shrine
At noon on October 22 each year the Kyoto Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) procession leaves from the Imperial Palace and makes it's way to Heian Jingu.
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.84  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 2   Kyoto City Zoo      
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 2   Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art   Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art website    
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 2   National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto      
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 3   Shoren-in   Tendai Sect Shorenin Temple Web Site   Kyoto 29 Walks p.76  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 4   Chion-in   Chion-in English Site   ToK p.86
Kyoto 29 Walks p.46
 
 
 
 
 
 
  31 A 4   Maruyama Park     Kyoto 29 Walks p.44  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 B 2   Incline      
 
 
 
 
 
  31 B 2   Konchi-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.99  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 B 2   Lake Biwa Canal Museum   17 Nanzenji, Kusagawa-cho, Sakyo-ku
Closed Mondays
   
 
 
 
 
 
  31 B 3
Not named on map. Just south of Keage Station
  Keage Water Purification Plant     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.87  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 B 3
Not named on map. East of the Keage Water Purification Plant, other side of road.
  Mt Kujo Water Purification Plant     Architectural Map of Kyōto p.87  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 C 2   Chosho-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.99  
 
 
 
 
 
  31 C 2   Nanzen-ji   Nanzen-ji Zen Temple   ToK p.99
Kyoto 29 Walks p.95
 
 
 
 
 
 
  31 C 2   Shoteki-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  31 C 2   Zenrin-ji (Eikando)   Eikando Home Page,Kyoto   Kyoto 29 Walks p.92  
 
 
 
 
 
  32 B 2   Matsuo Taisha Shrine   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Matsuo Taisha    
 
 
 
 
 
  32 B 2   Takenotera Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  32 B 3   Kegon-ji (Suzumushidera)      
 
 
 
 
 
  32 B 4   Saiho-ji (Kokedera)   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Saiho-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.272  
 
 
 
 
 
  32 C 1   Arashiyama Higashi Park      
 
 
 
 
 
  35 A 1   Mibudera (Mibu-Jizo)   Mibudera entry in the Anime Companion Supplement   Kyoto 29 Walks p.113  
 
 
 
 
 
  35 B 1   Tsukinowadera      
 
 
 
 
 
  35 B 3   Shimabara   The former official red light district of Kyoto. It is on Hanayachō St. starting from Omiya St. west of the north side of Nishi Honganji.    
 
 
 
 
 
  35 C 1   Kannon-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  35 C 4   Nishi-Hongan-ji   JODO SHINSHU HONGWANJI-HA OFFICIAL SITE   IMSiK p.16
Kyoto 29 Walks p.103
 
 
 
 
 
 
  35 D 4   Higashi-Hongan-ji   Shinshū Ōtani ha HIGASHI HONGANJI   ToK p.128
IMSiK p.14
Kyoto 29 Walks p.110
 
 
 
 
 
 
  36 A 4   Shoseien Garden      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 B 1   Kyoto Municipal Museum of Social History      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 B 1   Takashimaya Department Store      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 B 3   Gojo-Ohashi bridge      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 B 3   Rakuto Ihokan Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 1   Gion-Kobu Kaburenjo Theater      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 1   Kennin-ji   Kennin-ji official site   ToK p.76
Kyoto 29 Walks p.60
 
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 2   Rokuharamitsu-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.56  
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 4   Hoko-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.30  
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 4   Kyoto National Museum   Kyoto National Museum English page    
 
 
 
 
 
  36 C 4   Toyokuni Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 1   Kodai-ji   Built by Kita-no-Mandokoro (aka "Nene") in memory of her husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Kodai-ji
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.40  
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 1   Nene's Street      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 1   Yasaka Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 2   Hokan-ji [aka Yasaka-no-to (Yasaka Pagoda)]   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Hokan-ji    
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 2   Ninen-Zaka Slope      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 2   Sannei-Zaka Slope (Sannen-zaka Slope)      
 
 
 
 
 
  36 D 2   Tower of Yasaka (Yasaka-no-To)      
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 1   Choraku-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.44  
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 1   Kodaiji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 1   Maruyama Park      
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 2   Kyoto Ryozan-Gokoku Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 2   Ryozen Museum of History   Dedicated to the the history of the bakumatsu period and the fall of the Tokugawa shōgunate.
Ryozen Museum of History - Japanese site
Closed Mondays
   
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 3   Jishu Jinja     Kyoto 29 Walks p.23  
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 3   Kiyomizudera Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  37 A 3   Otowa-san Kiyomizudera   Kiyomizu-dera Temple home page (Japanese)   ToK p.44  
 
 
 
 
 
  38 A 2   Honkoku-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  38 A 2   Mausoleum of Emperor Tenji      
 
 
 
 
 
  38 D 1   Ruins of Bishamondo-Mon Zeki      
 
 
 
 
 
  40 C 2   Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu)      
 
 
 
 
 
  42 A 1   Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum   梅小路蒸気機関車館    
 
 
 
 
 
  42 A 3   Site of Rajomon Gate (Rajomon-Ato)      
 
 
 
 
 
  42 B 3   Kanchi-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  42 B 3   Kyoo-Gokoku-ji (To-ji)   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on To-ji
On the 21 of each month there is a flea market at this temple.
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.133  
 
 
 
 
 
  42 D 1   Kyoto Tower      
 
 
 
 
 
  42 D 2   Kyoto Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  42 D 2   Osamu Tezuka World   Located inside Kyoto Station    
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 1   Chishaku-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 1   Kyoto National Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 1   Rengeo-in (Sanjusangendo)   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Sanjusangen-do    
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 3   Taikoan Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 4   Doju-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 C 4   Tofuku-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Tofuku-ji
Tofuku-ji Japanese web site
Brief history in English
  ToK p.93
Kyoto 29 Walks p.144
 
 
 
 
 
 
  43 D 3   Hiden-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 D 3   Imakumano Kannon-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 D 3   Sokujo-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  43 D 4   Sennyu-ji   御寺 泉涌寺|公式サイト|   ToK p.81
Kyoto 29 Walks p.142
 
 
 
 
 
 
  43 D 4   Unryu-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  45 C 1   Nikku Hobby Shop      
 
 
 
 
 
  45 C 2   Nishi-Hongan-ji Yamashinabetsuin (Bugaku-ji)      
 
 
 
 
 
  45 C 4   Kyoto Prison      
 
 
 
 
 
  48 C 1   Tofukuji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  48 C 3   Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on the Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine   Kyoto 29 Walks p.333  
 
 
 
 
 
  48 C 4   Hoto-ji (Fukakusa-Shichimensan)      
 
 
 
 
 
  48 C 4   Sekiho-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  49 C 2   Oishi Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  50 C 1   Daigotenno Nochi-no-yamashina-no-misasagi      
 
 
 
 
 
  50 C 1   Kyoto Prison      
 
 
 
 
 
  51 C 2   Daigo-ji Sanbo-in   Sanboin    
 
 
 
 
 
  51 D 3   Daigo-ji   World Heritage Kyoto DAIGOJI Temple   Kyoto 29 Walks p.345  
 
 
 
 
 
  52 A 1   Imazato Otsuka Kofun Tumuli      
 
 
 
 
 
  52 A 3   Nagaoka Temmangu Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  52 D 4   Shoryujijo Castle Ruins of Hommaru      
 
 
 
 
 
  53 A 3   Teradaya   The famous Inn where Sakamoto Ryoma often stayed.    
 
 
 
 
 
  53 B 3-4   Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum   Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum - English pages    
 
 
 
 
 
  53 C 2   Gokonomiya Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  53 D 1   Fushimi-Momoyamajo Castle     Kyoto 29 Walks p.336  
 
 
 
 
 
  53 D 3   Nogi Jinja     Kyoto 29 Walks p.340  
 
 
 
 
 
  54 A 1   Fushimi-Momoyama-no-Misasagi      
 
 
 
 
 
  55 B 2   Ujinowakiiratsuko no miko Mausoleum      
 
 
 
 
 
  55 C 3   Tale of Genji Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  55 C 4   Byodo-in   Byodo-in website (Japanese)   ToK p.64
Kyoto 29 Walks p.360
 
 
 
 
 
 
  56 A 3   Hiei-station (Eizan Ropeway)      
 
 
 
 
 
  56 D 1   Hieizan-Enryaku-ji   Enryaku-ji website   ToK p.28
Kyoto 29 Walks p.322
 
 
 
 
 
 
  56 D 2   Cable Enryakuji station (Sakamoto Cable)      
 
 
 
 
 
  55 D 3   Ujigami Jinja   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Ujigami Jinja   Kyoto 29 Walks p.359  
 
 
 
 
 
  56 B 2   Hieizan   Accessible from either Kyoto or Otsu.    
 
 
 
 
 
  57 A 3   Jingo-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Jingo-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.291  
 
 
 
 
 
  57 B 1   Kozan-ji   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Kozan-ji   Kyoto 29 Walks p.294  
 
 
 
 
 
  57 B 2   Saimyo-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  57 B 2   Takao      
 
 
 
 
 
  57 C 1   Kifune (aka Kibune) Jinja   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Kifune-jinja   Kyoto 29 Walks p.285  
 
 
 
 
 
  57 D 2   Kuramayama Museum      
 
 
 
 
 
  57 D 2   Kurama      
 
 
 
 
 
  57 D 2   Kuramadera   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Kuramadera   Kyoto 29 Walks p.287  
 
 
 
 
 
  57 D 2   Yuki Jinja   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Yuki Jinja   Kyoto 29 Walks p.287  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 A 1   Jakko-in   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Jakko-in    
 
 
 
 
 
  58 A 2   Ohara      
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 1   Hosen-in   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Hosen-in   Kyoto 29 Walks p.305  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 1   Jikko-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.304  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 1   Shorin-in (Monododera)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.304  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 2   Jorenge-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 2   Raigo-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.305  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 B 2   Sanzen-in   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Sanzen-in   Kyoto 29 Walks p.301  
 
 
 
 
 
  58 D 4   Ishiyamadera   Tradition has it that this temple was the place where Murasaki Shikibu began writing The Tale of Genji.
This temple is the thirteenth of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage.
  ToK p.36
Kyoto 29 Walks p.310
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Bilingual Atlas of Kyoto
1:30,000 scale maps.
Pages 59-78
       
 
 
 
 
 
  62 D 1   Jisso-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  63 B 4   Manshu-in   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Manshu-in   ToK p.142  
 
 
 
 
 
  63 D 1   Shakado Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 1   Saikyoji Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 2   Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  65 A 2   Adashino-Nenbutsu-ji     Kyoto 29 Walks p.246  
 
 
 
 
 
  65 A 2   Otagi-Nembutsu-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  65 A 3   Daihikaku Temple (Senko-ji)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.262  
 
 
 
 
 
  65 B 2   Jikishian Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  71 B 4   Kajui Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  73 A 1   Oharano Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  73 A 2   Jurin-ji (Narihiradera)      
 
 
 
 
 
  73 B 3   Komyo-ji     ToK p.70  
 
 
 
 
 
  73 C 4   Nagaoka Temmangu Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  74 B 2   Jonangu Shrine     Kyoto 29 Walks p.341  
 
 
 
 
 
  74 C 1   Arakuju-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  74 C 3   Hofuku-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  74 D 2   Kaiho-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  74 D 3   Fushimi Momoyamajo Castle      
 
 
 
 
 
  75 B 1   Kaju-ji      
 
 
 
 
 
  75 C 1   Zuishin-in     Kyoto 29 Walks p.351  
 
 
 
 
 
  75 C 3   Hokai-ji (Hino-Yakushi)     Kyoto 29 Walks p.353  
 
 
 
 
 
  78 B 1   Manpuku-ji   The head temple of the Obaku Zen sect.
Manpuku-ji – official page (Japanese)
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.355  
 
 
 
 
 
  Off the Atlas Maps        
 
 
 
 
 
    Atago Jinja   Home page (Japanese only)
Located on Atagoyama, to the West of map 61 in the atlas.
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.291  
 
 
 
 
 
    Yoshimine-dera   Kyoto Travel Guide Page on Yoshimine-dera
Located in Nishikyo-ku, to the West of map 73 in the atlas.
Google Maps location
  Kyoto 29 Walks p.291  
 
 
 
 
 
    Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu   Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū web site (in Japanese)
Actually off the map a short walk South from Otokoyama-Sanjo station, 76 C 4
   
       
  OTSU AREA              
 
 
 
 
 
  Bilingual Atlas of Kyoto
1:30,000 scale maps.
Pages 59-78
What's there: Notes, including links:
LAKE BIWA, OTSU and HIKONE - Practical Travel Guide - 502
Resources to read for further information.
 
 
 
 
 
  Otsu Tourism Association            
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 1   Saikyo-ji   Saikyo-ji English pages    
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 2   Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine   Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine site - Japanese   Kyoto 29 Walks p.319  
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 2   Kyu-Chikurin-in      
 
 
 
 
 
  64 B 4   Karasaki Jinja      
 
 
 
 
 
  68 A 2   Omi Jingu   Omi Jingu - site - Japanese    
 
 
 
 
 
  68 A 2   Usa Hachimangu Shrine      
 
 
 
 
 
  68 A 3   Enmanin-Monseki Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  68 A 3   Otsu City Museum of History   Otsu City Museum of History - Japanese    
 
 
 
 
 
  68 A 3   Mii-dera   Mii-dera official web site (English)   ToK p.50
Kyoto 29 Walks p.315
 
 
 
 
 
 
  72 D 1   Otsu City Science Museum   Otsu City Science Museum - Japanese    
         
  KOBE Feel Kobe Official Kobe Tourism Site    
 
 
 
 
 
  Organized by ku (ward) then by nearest station. What's there: Notes, including links: Resources to read for further information.
 
 
 
 
 
  - Nagata-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
      Shin-Nagata Station (JR or Municipal Subway Kaigan Line)          
 
 
 
 
 
    Tetsujin 28 statue.   Kobe Nagata-ku Wakamatsu-cho 6-3 Located inside Wakamatsu Park
A 5-minute walk west from Shin-Nagata Station
  Gigantor on the Feel Kobe Official Kobe Tourism Site  
 
 
 
 
 
    Komaga-bayashi Station          
 
 
 
 
 
    Kobe Sangokushi 'Three Kingdoms' Garden   Museum devoted to the Chinese classic The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Closed Wednesdays
2F Asta Kunizuka Bldg #5, Futaba-cho, Nagata-ku, Kobe 653-0042
1 minute walk from Komaga-bayashi Station (Subway Kaigan-sen Line) or 10 minutes walk from Shin-Nagata Station (JR Line)
  Kobe Sangokushi 'Three Kingdoms' Garden on the Feel Kobe Official Kobe Tourism Site  
 
 
 
 
 
  - Suma-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
    Suma Station          
 
 
 
 
 
    Sumadera Station          
 
 
 
 
 
    Sumadera Temple   5-minute walk from Hanshin and Sanyo Railway Sumadera Station; 12-minute walk from JR Suma Station.   Sumadera Temple on the Feel Kobe Official Kobe Tourism Site  
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
       
  OSAKA CITY A good resource is the Practical Travel Guide 505 Osaka from the JNTO.    
 
 
 
 
 
  Organized by the ku (wards) of Osaka
Stations on major lines included for reference.
Unspecified map designations are from the Kyoto-Osaka, a Bilingual Atlas.
Other map designations are for the maps found on the OsakaInfo Area Map & Guidebook Download page and use the name of the linked PDF file to identify them.
What's there:
Notes, including links: Resources to read for further information.
 
 
 
 
 
  - Abeno-ku            
 
 
 
 
 
  Abeno Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Abeno Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Bishōen Station (JR West)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Fuminosato Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Higashi-Tengachaya Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  city_all G 5   Abe Oji Jinja     OSAKAINFO page on Abe Oji Jinja  
 
 
 
 
 
  city_all G 5   Abeno Seimei Jinja   Built on the birthplace of Abeno Seimei, the famous Heian Era ommyōji. The grounds include an inari shrine enshrining Kuzunoha Gitsune, Seimei's supernatural fox mother.   OSAKAINFO page on Abeno Seimei Jinja  
 
 
 
 
 
  Himematsu Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Kitabatake Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Koboreguchi Station (Kintetsu)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Matsumushi (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Minami-Tanabe Station (JR West)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishitanabe Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsaka Abenobashi Station (Kintetsu)
tennouji K 3
  Station contains a tourism office.        
 
 
 
 
 
  Shōwachō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Tennōji Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
tennouji K 3
           
 
 
 
 
 
  Tennōji-Ekimae Station (Hankai Tramway)
tennouji K 3
           
 
 
 
 
 
  Tezukayama-sanchōme (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Tsurugaoka Station (JR West)            
 
 
 
 
 
  - Asahi-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Morishōji Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sembayashi Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shimizu Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shimmori-Furuichi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Taishibashi-Imaichi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Chūō-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Hommachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway - Chuo Line)
kita_minami B 5
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Hommachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway - Yotsubashi Line)
kita_minami B 5
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 45   Goryoujinja          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 4   Kita-Mido Temple          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 5   Zama Jinja          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 5   Minami-Mido Jinja          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 5   Namba Jinja          
 
 
 
 
 
  Kintetsu Nippombashi Station (Kintetsu)
kita_minami C 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Kitahama Station (Keihan Railway, Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 4
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Matsuyamachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami D 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Morinomiya Station (JR West, Osaka Municipal Subway)
osakacastle L 4
             
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle N 5   Tamatsukuri Inari Jinja       Osaka Insider p.107  
 
 
 
 
 
  Nagahoribashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Namba Station (Nankai Electric Railway)
kita_minami C 8
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 8   Osaka Visitor's Center Namba          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 8   Museum of Kamigata Comedy and Performing Arts          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 8   Sennichimae Dogyuyasuji Shopping Street       Osaka Insider p.60  
 
 
 
 
 
  Namba Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
      Namba Parks   A major shopping center with large garden. Accessible directly from Nankai Namba Station      
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 7   America Mura        
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 7   Mandarake Grandchaos
North of Namba Station and South of Shinsaibashi Station.
  One of the two Osaka branch stores of the internationally famous chain selling second hand collectibles. The prices are often low and the selection is excellent.      
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 7   King Kong Records 大阪本店        
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 7   Time Bomb Records   In the basement of the Sun-Bowl Building (with a big bowling pin on its roof).      
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Osaka Shochikuza Theater   Osaka's major kabuki theater.      
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Hozenji Temple   The area near Hozenji Temple is known for preserving an Edo Period feel. Located a few blocks north of the area between the Osaka Municipal Subway Namba Station and Nippombashi Station.
Hozenji Temple Google Maps Location
  JNTO page on Hozen-ji Temple
Osaka Info page on Hozen-ji Temple.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Shinsaibashi Suji Shopping Street     Osaka Insider p.68  
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Mitsudera Temple      
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum     Osaka Insider p.59  
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 7   Kuromon Ichiba Market     Osaka Insider p.64
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami D 7   National Bunraku Theater     Osaka Insider p.63  
 
 
 
 
 
  20 G 3-4
kita_minami C 7
  Dotombori   Located several blocks north of the area between Namba Station and Nippombashi Station.      
 
 
 
 
 
  Nippombashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Osaka Business Park Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsaka Namba Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)
kita_minami B 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Hommachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 5
             
 
 
 
 
 
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Shinsaibashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B-C 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Tanimachi Rokuchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tanimachi Yonchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Temmabashi Station (Keihan Railway)
osakacastle N 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Temmabashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
osakacastle N 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Yodoyabashi Station (Keihan Railway, Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  - Fukushima-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ebie Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Fukushima Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)
kita_minami A 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Fukushima Station (JR West)
kita_minami A 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Noda Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Noda Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nodahanshin Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shin-Fukushima Station (JR West)
kita_minami A 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Tamagawa Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Yodogawa Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Higashinari-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Fukaebashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Imazato Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Midoribashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shin-Fukae Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Higashisumiyoshi-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Harinakano Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Imagawa Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kita-Tanabe Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Komagawa-Nakano Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tanabe Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
      Horakuji Temple   A temple dedicated to Fudo-myoo, also called "Tanabe no Ofudo-san"   Osaka Info page on Horakuji Temple.  
 
 
 
 
 
  Tōbu-shijō-mae Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Yata Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Higashiyodogawa-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Aikawa Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Awaji Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Daidō-Toyosato Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Itakano Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kami-Shinjō Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sōzenji Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Zuikō Yonchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Hirano-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Deto Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Hirano Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
      Kumata Shrine   Dating from the 9th century the kami Susanoonomikoto, Kumanogongen, and Izanaginomikoto are enshrined here.   Osaka Info page on Kumata Shrine.  
 
 
 
 
 
  Hirano Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kami Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kire-Uriwari Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nagahara Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shin-Kami Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Yaominami Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Ikuno-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Imazato Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kita-Tatsumi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Minami-Tatsumi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shōji Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Jōtō-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Gamō-yonchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Imafuku-Tsurumi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kyōbashi Station (JR West)
osakacastle N 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Kyōbashi Station (Keihan)
osakacastle N 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Kyōbashi Station (Osaka Subway)
osakacastle N 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Noe Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sekime Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sekime-Seiiku Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shigino Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsakajōkōen Station (JR West)
osakacastle N 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  - Kita-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Higashi-Umeda Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 2   Tsuyu no Tenjinja Shrine          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 2   Taiyuji Temple       Osaka Insider 79  
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 2   Tsunashiki Tenjinsya Shrine          
 
 
 
 
 
  Kitashinchi Station (JR West)
kita_minami B 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Minami-morimachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami D 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle L 2   Mint Museum          
 
 
 
 
 
  Nakatsu Station (Hankyu Railway)
kita_minami B 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Nakanoshima Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nakatsu Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nakazakichō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami C 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Naniwabashi Station (Keihan Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 3   Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka       Osaka Insider p.84  
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 3   Osaka City Central Public Hall          
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishi-Umeda Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  24 C 2   Junkudo Osaka Main store. This bookstore is located South East of Nishi-Umeda Station.          
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōebashi Station (Keihan Railway)
kita_minami B-C 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Ogimachi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami D 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Osaka Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami A 1   Umeda Sky Building          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 2   Osaka Visitors' info Center, Umeda          
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 2   The Umeda area is one of the major shopping areas of Osaka with the largest underground mall in Japan.          
 
 
 
 
 
  23 I 5   Junkudo Umeda Hilton store          
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsakatemmangū Station (JR West)
kita_minami D 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami D 3   Tenjimbashi Suji shopping Street       Osaka Insider p.91  
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami D 3   Osaka Temmangu Shrine          
 
 
 
 
 
  Temma Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tenjimbashisuji Rokuchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami D 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami D 1   Osaka Museum of Housing and Living   Includes Edo Period style homes which you can enter.   Osaka Insider p.90  
 
 
 
 
 
  Umeda Station (Hankyu Railway)
kita_minami B 1-2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  23 H 4   Mandarake Umeda store
Open 12:00 to 20:00
  One of the two Osaka branch stores of the internationally famous chain selling second hand collectibles. The prices are often excellent and the selection is nexcellent.      
 
 
 
 
 
  23 H 4   Kinokuniya Bookstore, located in the Umeda Hankyu Station near the stairs going to the ticket gates. Umeda Station is not far from Osaka Station.          
 
 
 
 
 
  23 G 4   MARUZEN & JUNK Umeda store. This bookstore is located a few blocks North East of Umeda Station          
 
 
 
 
 
  Umeda Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)
kita_minami B 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Umeda Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Watanabebashi Station (Keihan Railway)
kita_minami B 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 3   National Museum of Art          
 
 
 
 
 
  - Konohana-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ajikawaguchi Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Chidoribashi Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Dempō Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishikujō Station (JR West, Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sakurajima Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Universal City Station (JR West)   Station contains a tourism office.          
 
 
 
 
 
  - Minato-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Asashiobashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Bentenchō Station (JR West, Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsakakō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Miyakojima-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsakajō-kitazume Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sakuranomiya Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Naniwa-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Daikokuchō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ebisuchō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
tennouji I 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami C 8
tennouji I 1
Closer to Ebisuchō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway), it is also walkable from Namba Station.
  Denden Town
Web site in Japanese. You can use Google Translate to get an English version of the pages.
  Often called the Akiba of Osaka, this area is a center for electronics and otaku goods. A PDF map of the area, in Japanese is available. Some stores on the map have names in Roman letters.   Osaka Insider p.62  
 
 
 
 
 
  Ebisuchō Station (Hankai Tramway)
tennouji I 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami D 8   Ikukunitama Jinja        
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Shin-Sekai neighborhood     Osaka Info page on Shinsekai.
Osaka Insider p.103
 
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Tsutenkaku Tower     Osaka Info page on Tsutenkaku.
Osaka Insider p.103
 
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Jan-Jan Yokocho   Known for old fashioned eateries.      
 
 
 
 
 
  Imamiya Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
      Osaka Human Rights Museum (Liberty Osaka)       Osaka Info page on the Osaka Human Rights Museum (Liberty Osaka).
Osaka Insider p.126
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Imamiyaebisu Station (Nankai Electric Railway)
tennouji I 1
             
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji I 1   Imamiya-Ebisu Jinja     Osaka Info page on Imamiya-Ebisu Jinja.
Osaka Insider p.125
 
 
 
 
 
 
  JR Namba Station (JR West)
kita_minami B 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami B 8   Namba Yasaka Jinja (aka Naniwa Yasaka Shrine)       Osaka Insider p.55  
 
 
 
 
 
  Namba Station (Osaka Municipal Subway - 2 stations)
kita_minami A 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Sakuragawa Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)
kita_minami A 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Sakuragawa Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami A 7
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Minami-Kasumichō Station (Hankai Tramway)
tennouji I 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Shin-Imamiya Station (JR West, Nankai Electric Railway)
tennouji I 2
             
 
 
 
 
 
  - Nishi-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Awaza Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami A 5
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Dome-mae Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Higobashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami A 4   Osaka Science Museum          
 
 
 
 
 
  Kujō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway, Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishi-Nagahori Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami A 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  kita_minami A 6   Wakouji Temple          
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishiōhashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  Yotsubashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B 6
             
 
 
 
 
 
  - Nishinari-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Dōbutsuen-mae Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
tennouji I 3
             
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji I 2-3   Kamagasaki Area   Officially named Airin-chiku, a name the locals do not use. A slum neighborhood populated by day laborers, mostly elderly.      
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 3
(not visible)
  Tobita Shinchi
Located in the Sanno 3-chōme area of Nishinari-ku
  Osaka's red light district. When prostitution was outlawed the brothels became "restaurants" and carried on.    
 
 
 
 
 
  Haginochaya Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Hanazonochō Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kishinosato Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kishinosato-Tamade Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tamade Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tengachaya Station (Nankai Electric Railway, Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Nishiyodogawa-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Chibune Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Dekijima Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Fuku Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Himejima Station (Hanshin Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Mitejima Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Suminoe-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Cosmosquare Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kitakagaya Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Suminoe Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Suminoekōen Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Sumiyoshi-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Abiko Station (JR West, Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Abikochō Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Abikomae Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kaminoki Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Kohama Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nagai Station (JR West, Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
    Osaka Museum of Natural History   Includes much on the people of the Jomon and Yayoi periods.      
 
 
 
 
 
  Sawanochō Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sugimotochō Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sumiyoshi Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  Sumiyoshihigashi Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Sumiyoshikōen Station (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
      Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine       Osaka Info page on Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine.
Osaka Insider p/124hu
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Sumiyoshitaisha Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tezukayama Station (Nankai Electric Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tezukayama-yonchōme (Hankai Tramway)            
 
 
 
 
 
  - Taishō-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Taishō Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Tennōji-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Ōsaka Uehommachi Station (Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shitennōji-mae Yūhigaoka Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
    Jusan-mairi-no-tera (Taiheiji Temple)     Osaka Info page on Jusan-mairi-no-tera.  
 
 
 
 
 
    Kisshoji Temple   Includes a series of memorial stones for the Ako roshi, the famous 47 ronin. These were set up by Juken, the then head priest of the temple, was a friend of Lord Asano.   Osaka Info page on Kisshoji Temple.  
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 1   Oejinja        
 
 
 
 
 
  Kiyomizudera J 1   Oejinja        
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 1   Yasui Jinja     Osaka Info page on Yasui Shrine.  
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji K 1   Shoman-in Aizendo Temple     Osaka Info page on Shoman-in Aizen-do (Aizen-san).  
 
 
 
 
 
  Tanimachi Kyūchōme Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)
osakacastle L 4
             
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle L 4   Yamamoto Nohgakudo Theater       Osaka Insider p.89  
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle L 4   Osaka Museum of History       Osaka Insider p.96  
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle M 3   Osaka Castle       Osaka Insider p.94  
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle M 3   Osaka Castle Museum          
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle M 4   Hokoku Jinja          
 
 
 
 
 
  osakacastle N 4   Peace Osaka. An English guide in PDF is available on the site.       Osaka Insider p.97  
 
 
 
 
 
  Tennōji Station (JR West)
tennouji K 3
  Station contains a tourism office.          
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Tennoji Park     Osaka Info page on Tennoji Park.  
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Tennoji Zoo     Osaka Info page on Tennoji Zoo.  
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Osaka Municipal Museum of art        
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Isshinji Temple     Osaka Insider p.112  
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji J 2   Chausuyama Burial Mound        
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji K 2   Horikoshi Jinja        
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji K 2   Shitennoji Temple     Osaka Info page on Shitennoji.
Osaka Insider p.109
 
 
 
 
 
 
  tennouji K 2   Shitennoji Koshindo Temple        
 
 
 
 
 
  Momodani Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tamatsukuri Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tsuruhashi Station (JR West, Kintetsu)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tsuruhashi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Tsurumi-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Hanaten Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Yokozutsumi Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  - Yodogawa-ku              
 
 
 
 
 
  Higashi-Mikuni Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Higashi-Yodogawa Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Jūsō Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kashima Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Kanzakigawa Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Mikuni Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Minamikata Station (Hankyu Railway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station (Osaka Municipal Subway)              
 
 
 
 
 
  Shin-Osaka Station (JR West, Osaka Municipal Subway)
kita_minami B 2
  Station contains a tourism office.       Osaka Insider 79  
 
 
 
 
 
  Tsukamoto Station (JR West)              
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
         
  TAKARAZUKA      
 
 
 
 
 
  Organized by the closest train station What's there: Notes, including links: Resources to read for further information.
 
 
 
 
 
  Hankyu Kiyoshi-kojin Stn.              
 
 
 
 
 
    Kiyoshi-kojin Seichoji Temple
1 Kiyoshi Maitani, Takarazuka
         
 
 
 
 
 
    Tessai Museum
1 Kiyoshi Maitani, Takarazuka
         
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
  Hankyu Nakayama Stn.              
 
 
 
 
 
    Nakayamadera Temple
2-11-1 Nakayamadera, Takarazuka
         
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
  Takarazuka Station              
 
 
 
 
 
    Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum
7-65, Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka
  Closed Wednesdays      
 
 
 
 
 
      Takarazuka Grand Theater
1-1-57 Sakaemachi, Takarazuka
         
 
 
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
 
               
         

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA

* Resources to read for further information:
These were handy for tracking down many items in the table.

IMSiK = Illustrated Must-See in Kyōto
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau 1991

Kyoto 29 Walks = Martin, John H. & Phillis G.
Kyoto: 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital
Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing 2010

ToK = Richie, Donald. The Temples of Kyōto
Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1995

Architectural Map of Kyōto [建築MAP京都]
Tokyo: Toto Shuppan, 1998

Architectural Map of Ōsaka/Kobe [建築MAP大阪/神戸]
Tokyo: Toto Shuppan, 1999

Mackey, Patrick
Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture
np. Patrick Mackey, 2012

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