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Ranked #1 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
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Koyasan Okunoin (Koya-cho)
Ranked #2 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Cemeteries
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Ranked #3 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Theaters
Owner description: "GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The world-class performers of mime, breakin', magic trick, and... more » Owner description: "GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The world-class performers of mime, breakin', magic trick, and juggle presents a lovely story of a toy named “Doll” transforming a human girl through the various communications with an android named “Roboroid.”This performance is set without any “words,” just being compounded with the action, dance, expression, music, and images satisfying all the senses. And also, this performance is filled with the exciting materials. Stage setting gives an illusion loosing the way in the factory, or feeling like blown off by a gust of wind. And the contemporary technologies like the projection mapping, sparkling full colored LED dresses, and specially customized laser beams with 16million colors present everyone inexperienced impressions. Since started in the April 2014, this performance had a long run of 600 times and 30,000 audiences.Now, we have “Visit GEAR half price rush tickets campaign” by August 31th.2014.By producing passports, the tourists from abroad are eligible for discount prices (bracketed.) Rush tickets are beginning one hour before show time at the Box Office, or call at the Gear Information. Rush tickets are based on availability. None at the engaged performance nor sold out. « less
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Ranked #4 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites

The Todaiji ["eastern great temple"] of Nara is a large Buddhist complex that contains a number of historic structures.  There are various temples and remarkable storage buildings... more »

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Ranked #5 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #6 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Performances
Owner description: *Reservation recommended* Samurai Kembu is the Japanese traditional performing art that shows the Samurai's spirit and... more » Owner description: *Reservation recommended* Samurai Kembu is the Japanese traditional performing art that shows the Samurai's spirit and culture. You can enjoy both the demonstration and the lesson. Enjoy the way of the samurai through the elegance of sword performance! « less
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Miho Museum (Koka)
Ranked #7 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Schedule of Special Exhibitions /2013 ✦Spring Special Exhibition: Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, June 9, SaturdayAncient Glass... more » Owner description: Schedule of Special Exhibitions /2013 ✦Spring Special Exhibition: Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, June 9, SaturdayAncient Glass : Feast of Color ✦Summer Special Exhibition: Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, August 18Feinberg collection : From Native Soil –The Flowering of Edo Period Painting in Japan ✦Autumn Special Exhibition: Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, December 15Negoro Lacquerware : From of Red and Black Beauty (Tentative title) « less
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Ranked #8 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites

Sanjusangendo con... one of the greatest examples of religious art in the world.  It was once part of a large Buddhist complex known as the Rengeoin ["Lotus King Temple... more »

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Ranked #9 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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Ranked #10 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #11 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: One of Kyoto's most famous attractions, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga... more » Owner description: One of Kyoto's most famous attractions, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf, earning it the name Golden Pavilion. « less
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Adventure World (Shirahama-cho)
Ranked #12 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #13 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Zoos
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Mount Koya (Koya-cho)
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Ranked #14 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Wooden temples hidden among the trees, mist-covered mountains, smooth-headed monks in colorful robes--all the Buddhist film... more » Owner description: Wooden temples hidden among the trees, mist-covered mountains, smooth-headed monks in colorful robes--all the Buddhist film archetypes are alive on Mt. Koya. A deeply sacred place, central to the Shingon sect of Buddhism, Mt. Koya is also a World Heritage Site due to its more than 1000-year-old teaching and meditation sites. « less
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Ranked #15 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers... more » Owner description: This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers spectacular views of the city and valley below. « less
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Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Ranked #16 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Owner description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden... more » Owner description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden structure. Arishiyama also has Tenryu-ji temple, one of the 14 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto. « less
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Horyuji Temple (Ikaruga-cho)
Ranked #17 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Nara Park (Nara)
Ranked #18 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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KidZania Koshien (Nishinomiya)
Ranked #19 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
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Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
Ranked #20 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Castles
Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a... more » Owner description: This world heritage site was the home of Tokugawa leyasu, one of the most powerful men in Japan. The castle was built as a residence and not for defense purposes. However, to protect the shogun from enemies, special creaky floorboards were installed to warn of anyone approaching. « less
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Ranked #21 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Built in 1482 by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, this Zen temple was supposed to have been finished in a coat of silver.... more » Owner description: Built in 1482 by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, this Zen temple was supposed to have been finished in a coat of silver. Although this step never occurred, the temple is still known by the name Silver Pavilion. « less
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Ranked #22 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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ROR Comedy (Osaka)
Ranked #23 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Owner description: ROR Comedy is Kansai's all-English stand up comedy group. ROR's international line-up of comedians regularly perform across... more » Owner description: ROR Comedy is Kansai's all-English stand up comedy group. ROR's international line-up of comedians regularly perform across Kansai, and throughout Japan. Ideal for visitors and expats alike, a ROR show will serve you a comedic slice of Japanese life.NOTE: All upcoming shows are listed on our website, please check for details. Thanks! « less
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Ranked #24 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #25 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Created as an imperial summer retreat, the garden complex is a fine example of Japanese landscape design.
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Ranked #26 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #27 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: This beautiful home belonged to members of the Katsura family, one of the Imperial families of Japan. The home displays some... more » Owner description: This beautiful home belonged to members of the Katsura family, one of the Imperial families of Japan. The home displays some very traditional Japanese architecture and landscape design. « less
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Shirahama Beach (Shirahama-cho)
Ranked #28 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Marinas; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #29 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Takarazuka Revue (Takarazuka)
Ranked #30 of 2,526 attractions in Kinki
Category: Operas
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