Tourist Information

Tourist attractions include a sightseeing train for viewing the natural beauty of Kyoto, a river boat ride down the rapids of the Hozu River, and more. Feel free to ask us anytime about Anaoji Temple (part of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage of 33 Buddhist temples), sake brewery tours and other local tourist attractions.

Become one with the changing nature of the four seasons aboard a romantic train
Sagano Romantic Train
This sightseeing train winds its way between the beautiful mountains that reflect the essence of each of the four seasons. Experience nature to the fullest in places filled with peaceful quietude.(approx. 30 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

21st temple of the 33-temple Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage
Anaoji Temple
It is said that nobleman Otomo no Komaro built Anaoji Temple, the 21st temple of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage. The Japanese garden on the temple grounds was created during the later part of the Muromachi Period (mid-14th to mid-16th century) and is one of the most famous Tamba gardens.(approx. 5 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

Experience the beauty and thrill of nature from Kameoka to Saga-Arashiyama
Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride
This thrilling downriver ride along river rapids, stretching 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kameoka to Arashiyama, is an exciting experience for any visitor to Kyoto.(approx. 20 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)
Kyoto Sightseeing

Kyoto Imperial Palace
Serving as the home of the emperor until the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the Imperial Palace (including the Omiya and Sento Imperial Palaces) covers a natural green area of 660,000 m2 and has become a national garden.
(Visitors are only allowed inside on certain dates, so please confirm in advance.)
(approx. 30 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
The current Kiyomizu-dera Temple is from the Edo Period (1600–1868), having been burned down and rebuilt countless times. The view of Kyoto City from “the stage of Kiyomizu” is very impressive.(approx. 40 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

Rokuon-ji Temple Golden Pavilion
This structure was built by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun, and it serves as a symbol of Kyoto’s Kitayama culture. Because it was burned down once, the current incarnation is from 1955.(approx. 50 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

Suzumushi-dera Temple
Although officially known as Kegonji Temple, this temple came to be called Suzumushi-dera Temple because of a box in the main hall filled with approximately 5,000 crickets (suzumushi in Japanese) trained to chirp for long periods of time.
(approx. 30 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

The Arashiyama area, where courtiers from Heian-kyo (Kyoto) came to play and assembled to recite poetry, possesses a unique elegance throughout the four seasons. A large number of gift shops and dining establishments are located near the famous Togetsukyo Bridge.(approx. 30 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)

Izumo Daijingu Shrine
Designated by the government as an important cultural property, Izumo Daijingu Shrine is a famous spot for matchmaking-related prayers.(approx. 20 min. by car from Syoenso Hozugawatei)