Top 10 Things to do in Nagaokakyo, Japan

September 14, 2017 Ying Subia

Nagaokakyō is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 80,424 and a population density of 4,200 persons per km². The total area is 19.17 km².
Restaurants in Nagaokakyo

1. Komyoji Temple

26-1 Saijo, Ao, Nagaokakyo 617-0811, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-955-0002
Excellent
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Komyoji Temple

Reviewed By Vivi L - Taipei, Taiwan

A very nice spot to view the beautiful fall leaves in Kyoto. Take JR to Nagaokakyo Station or Hankyu train to Nagaoka Tenjin Station, then take bus no. 20 or 22 (bus fare was 170yen) and get down at 旭が丘ホーム前. During autumn season, there will be special bus arrangement to the temple directly.
Although crowded but this place was very photogenic with the autumn leaves. The most beautiful view you will see is the hundreds of maple trees line the walking trails on the exit. Definitely worth a visit!

2. Nagaoka Tenmangu

2-15-13 Tenjin, Nagaokakyo 617-0824, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-951-1025
Excellent
23%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
15%
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4 based on 84 reviews

Nagaoka Tenmangu

Reviewed By singinggigi - San Mateo, California

We happened to be in the area after visiting Suntory Beer Factory. Came here for a quick visit. Very quiet and peaceful. Saw quite a few locals coming by. Would be beautiful with fall colors.

3. Yokokuji Temple

2 Donotani, Jododani, Nagaokakyo 617-0855, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-956-0017
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Yokokuji Temple

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

堂宇自体は1200年の縁起を有するものの、取り立ててどうこう云うような特徴があるものではない。但し、檀家を有さない寺院で単衣に信者の寄進によって1200年間維持され、修復され、継続していると云うことは観光寺でもないし、アクセス的にも恵まれているとは云えない場所だけに・・・感嘆ものです。余程のご利益がないと現在までは続かなかったでしょうね。現在の住職さん、若い、私の息子程度の歳かな?熱心かつ親切・丁寧、第31代住職さんだが、「西の清水」とも揶揄されるこの名跡を必死で誠実に維持・発展させたいと云う思いが伝わってくる説明振り・・・上書院も積極的に公開されていて、ネットも最大限活用しつつ、頑張っておられる。夫婦ともの目が悪いのでそうでなくても一心不乱に祈願すべきところを、より一層の信心を煽られた感じ・・・。何度も参拝していますが、良いお寺です。境内の案内板に今年の除夜の鐘は夜に実施せずに午後2時頃から、とありましたので・・・要注意!

4. Shoryuji Castle Park

13-1 Shoryuji, Nagaokakyo 617-0836, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-952-1146
Excellent
4%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
42%
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 21 reviews

Shoryuji Castle Park

Reviewed By ART196

Shōryūjijō is a Hirajiro (flatland) castle site with a Teikakushiki layout. Restored in 1992, it is now made up of an enclosed garden and exhibition hall, as well as gates and a yagura, and encircling moat. There are archaeological remains down the road from the castle: dorui (earthen mounds) which are part of the second layer of moats built by Hosokawa Fujitaka. The name of the castle “Castle of the Temple of the Victorious Dragon,” is interesting because it contains “Temple, (why not just Castle of the Victorious Dragon?)” and so to investigate this I also visited the nearby temple of that name, but unfortunately it seems that there is no obvious connection other than the name itself. I noticed a lady who had been viewing the castle at the same time as me had also came to the temple and I asked her if she’d learnt anything about the matter but she was none the wiser than myself. The reconstructions at the castle site are also an irregularity. The museum building has a traditional design but would be better described perhaps as a main hall, rather than main keep, and is oblong with peaked gables. I thought they were going for a structure which looked like a bailey palace, such as at nearby Nijōjō, but looking at old drawings of the castle, it doesn’t look like the old go’den particularly. However, the castle did undergo several changes, so perhaps the depictions I saw did not relate to the same time period. The reconstructed (wooden and ceramic) yagura has a simple design, though previously more elaborate sentry towers had existed at the castle. If you view the yagura from within the keep you can see that it is open to the elements on the reverse side. Again, I don’t know whether this is based on any history or is unique to the reconstruction, though my predictions lean toward the latter. The castle museum has about one floor of artefacts and is not a large collection: the castle site today is chiefly a pleasant garden space.
History:
Hosokawa Yoriharu, a leading vassal of the first Ashikaga Shōgun, founded Shōryūjijō in 1339. It played a vital role under Iwanari Tomomichi of the Western Alliance during the Ōnin War, which started the Warring States period in 1467. When Akechi Matsuhide betrayed Oda Nobunaga during the infamous Honnōji Incident of 1582, he went to war against Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, and used Shōryūjijō as a base in the Battle of Yamazaki. The Hosokawa were related to Akechi Matsuhide by marriage since 1578 when Hosokawa Tadaoki married Matsuhide’s daughter, Tama (she converted to Christianity and was thus also known as Gracia). It seems they were deposed when Akechi was defeated, and in 1633 Nagai Naokiyo came into possession of the castle. He tried to restore it but was transferred to Settsu in 1649 and the castle was decommissioned (Edo-jidai bureaucracy for you). It was subsequently cannibalised in the construction of nearby Yodojō

5. Hachijogaike

2-15 Tenjin, Nagaokakyo 617-0824, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
46%
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Hachijogaike

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

写真投稿がシステム上、出来ない状態にありますので、仕方なく文章だけ。写真が送信出来る状態に回復したら写真も投稿しますが・・・。ここは長岡天神の前にある一種の神池のようなものです。ここには木の橋がまるで散策路のようにあちこちに張り巡らされていて自由に行き来出来ます。しばしの湖上の散歩としゃれこむのも一興かと・・・。写真が添付してないので「良さ」は理解して頂けないが。紅葉時にライトアップされた夜などは最高の美しさ。得も言われぬ風情を感じられる光景となります。

6. Otokunidera Temple

3-14-7 Imazato, Nagaokakyo 617-0814, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-951-5759
Excellent
8%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
8%
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Otokunidera Temple

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

大人500円。別に境内の庭園はそれほどのものでもない。桜も未。ぼたんも咲いていない。堂宇も重文の割にはそれほどのものでもない・・・。しいて云えば山門が朱色で異色であった、と云う程度。弘法大師ゆかりの寺院とのことだが、四国霊場でも大師ゆかりの寺院ばかりだが・・・全寺無料。京都でも東寺(一部は有料だが)、仁和寺、神光院も・・・大師ゆかりは全部、境内自由のはず。なんで?ここだけ有料なのか?正式には大慈山乙訓寺、真言宗豊山派寺院、飛鳥時代創建の古寺。別名、牡丹寺、今里の弘法さんとも呼ばれている。

7. Nishiyama Park

Tanida, Chohoji, Nagaokakyo 617-0812, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Nishiyama Park

Reviewed By 寺谷町 - 高槻市

長岡京市の寺を散策する順路の箕面街道から山側に200M程登ったところにある公園。夏の子供の遊び場プールの周りにベンチがありゆっくりとお弁当を食べられます。長岡天満宮、乙訓寺、光明寺と回るときに便利です。

8. Nagaokakyo Tourist Information Center

1-1-2 Tenjin, Nagaokakyo 617-0824, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-951-4500
Excellent
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Good
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Nagaokakyo Tourist Information Center

Reviewed By MMMMOK - Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

長岡天神駅を下車すると駅前にある観光案内所です。飲食店等が立ち並ぶ一角にオフィス状の案内所となっていました。地元観光案内に関するパンフレット類は取り揃えられて街歩きには便利でした。レンタサイクルの取扱も行われており、徒歩では難しい史蹟を回るには良さそうでした。

9. Nagaokakyo Maizo Bunkazai Center

10-1 Higashijo Okukaiinji, Nagaokakyo 617-0853, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-955-3622
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Nagaokakyo Maizo Bunkazai Center

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

凄い数の展示品です。市内は長岡京と云う都が一時的とは云え、置かれた場所なのであちこちに古墳や史跡が点在しています。主にそれらの発掘と出土品の展示を無料で見学させてもらえる施設です。常設展示と特別展示が定期的に実施されます。はにわ展示室は古代の生活に思いを馳せる場所でした。入館して右側がはにわ展示室。正面のホールの一番奥には「埴輪棺」がありました。

10. Kotari Fureai Machiya

2-13-10 Kotari, Nagaokakyo 617-0833, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-951-5175
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Kotari Fureai Machiya

Reviewed By isladbreeze - Osaka, Japan

石畳みの道に町屋が並んでいます。その一角に観光用に「神足ふれあい町家」さんがありました。周辺にはさまざまなお店が増えてきていますが、街の景観に合わせているので、だんだんと趣のある通りになつてきているのではと思います。

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