Eastern Kyoto The eastern part of Kyoto is highly recommended for the large number of popular shrines and temples there, including Kiyomizu-dera and Ginkaku-ji. Southern Kyoto The south side of Kyoto is recommended for such sightseeing locations as Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and Uji. Northern Kyoto Northern Kyoto is recommended for Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion) and Ninna-ji Temples, Kifune Jinja Shrine and other such sights. Western Kyoto In the west part of Kyoto, Arashiyama and Daikaku-ji Temple are among the recommended sights. Osaka Among the recommended sightseeing spots in Osaka are Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. Shiga Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is just one of the recommended sights located in Shiga. Shiga is 15 minutes from Kyoto by train.