Sightseeing spots information

convenient"HOTEL BRILLER" is convenient for excursions throughout Kyoto.

"HOTEL BRILLER" is a five-minute walk from Kyoto Station, and is convenient for excursions throughout Kyoto.
Kyoto's historic temples and shrines, seasonal scenery, traditional events, and Kyoto-style cuisine are just a few of the attractions you can enjoy.
Enjoy to your heart's content the charms of Kyoto, an ancient capital full of emotion.

Around the hotel

There are many historical temples and shrines within walking distance from the station, such as Higashi Honganji Temple and Toji Temple, so you can experience the history of Kyoto to the fullest just by visiting the area around the hotel.
At Toji Temple, you can see the five-story pagoda, a national treasure and the tallest wooden structure in Japan, and at Tofukuji Temple, you can see the Sanmon Gate, the largest and oldest national treasure in Japan.
A short walk to the west of the hotel will take you to Umekoji Park, where you can enjoy the seasonal scenery, the Kyoto Aquarium, where you can interact with water creatures, and the Kyoto Railway Museum, where you can experience a ride on a real steam locomotive. Kyoto Station and Kyoto Tower, the landmark of Kyoto, have large restaurant areas where you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of Kyoto.

Gion/HigashiyamaFrom the Hotel to the North - Gion and Higashiyama Area

In the Gion and Higashiyama area, you can visit some of Kyoto's most famous temples and shrines, such as Yasaka Shrine, famous for the Gion Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, and Kiyomizu Temple, which offers a panoramic view of the city of Kyoto.
The area is also very popular during the cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons, and is crowded with tourists every year when the cherry blossoms at Heian Shrine and the autumn foliage at Kiyomizu Temple are lit up.
The area around Hanamikoji Street in Gion is lined with ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurants) where you can enjoy Kyoto-style cuisine and famous Kyoto sweets stores where you can enjoy the atmosphere and taste of Kyoto.
If you are lucky, you may be able to see maiko (apprentice geisha) on their way to the tatami room around nightfall.

Arashi-yama/Uji・FushimiExtending to the west and south - Arashiyama Area/Uji/Fushimi Area

<Arashiyama and Sagano Area>
At the "Path of Bamboo Grove", a small path through the bamboo grove that stretches to the north of Togetsukyo Bridge, you can walk through the green bamboo that stretches straight up to cover the sky like a tunnel of greenery. Arashiyama is also a scenic spot that has been loved by the aristocracy of the ancient dynasties for its cherry blossoms, and in spring you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms that overflow under the sky.

<Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine>
Fushimi Inari-taisha is known as the god of prosperity in business, good harvest, safety in the home, and improvement in the performing arts, and is visited by many worshippers on their first visit to the shrine. A must-see is the "Senbon Torii," a long stretch of vermilion torii gates dedicated by believers.

<Byodoin Temple>
Byodoin was once the villa of Fujiwara no Michinaga, but his son, Fujiwara no Yorimichi, converted it into a temple in 1053. Byodoin is located in Uji City, which is very famous for its green tea, and you should not miss the delicious green tea sweets when you visit the area.