●Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

In December of 1994, a total of 17 shrines, temples, and a castle in Kyoto and the nearby cities of Uji and Otsu were registered with the World Heritage as "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".

Audio Kyoto Sightseeing Guide

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●Rakuto Course (Eastern Kyoto)
Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Maruyama-koen Park, Chion-in Temple, Okazaki-koen Park, Ginkaku-ji Temple
An audio guide of major landmarks in Eastern Kyoto.

8 tracks,
Duration: 21mins,32secs
Price: 540yen

●Rakuchu Course (Central Kyoto)
Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Gosho (Imperial Palace), Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple
An audio guide of major landmarks in Central Kyoto.

5 tracks,
Duration: 14mins,13secs
Price: 432yen

●Rakusai Course (Western Kyoto)
Kinkaku-ji Temple, Toji-in Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, Daikaku-ji Temple, Tenryu-ji Temple
An audio guide of major landmarks in Western Kyoto.

6 tracks,
Duration: 21mins,31secs
Price: 540yen

●Strolling in Sagano
Nonomiya Shrine, Rakushisha, NIson-in Temple, Kameyama Park, Togetsu Bridge
An audio guide of major landmarks in Sagano Area.

6 tracks,
Duration: 9mins,10secs
Price: 324yen

●Sanjusangendo Temple
A Monzeki temple (Head priest has aristocratic or imperial lineage in family background) of the Tendai sect. A detailed audio guide of the 1000 Kannon god statues (Deity of Mercy)

1 track,
Duration: 3mins,09secs
Price: 216yen

●Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Built in the late 8th century, one of Kyoto’s oldest most significant temples. Here we will explain the detail of the temple architecture and about the Buddha statue.

1 track,
Duration: 5mins,16secs
Price: 216yen

●Yasaka-jinja Shrine
A famous shrine for its Gion Matsuri festival. An audio guide of the shrine architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 2mins,52secs
Price: 216yen

●Chion-in Temple
This temple possesses a huge area of Kyoto’s Higashiyama district. An audio guide of the temple architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 3mins,13secs
Price: 216yen

●Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
A distinguished sightseeing sight along with Kinkaku-ji (Gold Pavilion). An audio guide of the temple architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,58secs
Price: 216yen

●Kyoto Gosho (The Imperial Palace)
The square that surrounded and protected the royal palace for over 1000 years. An audio guide its history.

1 track,
Duration: 4mins,09secs
Price: 216yen

●Nijo-jo Castle
The Shogun’s villa from the 17th – 19th Century. A detailed audio guide its architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 4mins,10secs
Price: 216yen

●Kinkaku-ji Temple (Gold Pavilion)
A distinguished sightseeing sight along with Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion). An audio guide of the temple architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 3mins,18secs
Price: 216yen

●Toji-in Temple
A significant temple to the 14th century Shogun. A detailed audio guide of the temple’s garden and history.

1 track,
Duration: 3mins,29secs
Price: 216yen

●Ryoan-ji Temple
A significant temple of Zen Buddhism for its famed rock garden. A detailed audio guide of the temple’s garden and history.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,23secs
Price: 216yen

●Daikaku-ji Temple
A leading sight of north central Kyoto. Holds significance with the Imperial family of Sagano. A detailed audio guide of the temple’s architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 8mins,15secs
Price: 216yen

●Tenryu-ji Temple
A leading sight of north central Kyoto. A significant sight of Zen Buddhism in the Sagano area. A detailed audio guide of the temple’s architecture and history.

1 track,
Duration: 4mins,28secs
Price: 216yen

●Nonomiya Shrine
Nonomiya Shrine is depicted in The Tale of Genji.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,40secs
Price: 216yen

●Rakushisha
Rakushisha was a residence of Mukai Kyorai, a haiku poet in the 17th century.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,49secs
Price: 216yen

●Nison-in Temple
The predecessor of Nison-in Temple was founded during the early 9th century by the order of Emperor Saga.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,36secs
Price: 216yen

●Kameyama Park
The land in and around Kameyama Park was formerly part of the precincts of Tenryuji Temple.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,9secs
Price: 216yen

●Togetsu Bridge
Over the Ohi River, there is a bridge called the Togetsu-kyo.

1 track,
Duration: 1mins,4secs
Price: 216yen