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Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Ranked #1 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 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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Ranked #2 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 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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Koyasan Okunoin (Koya-cho)
Ranked #3 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Cemeteries
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Ranked #4 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 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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Ranked #5 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
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 #6 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
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Mount Koya (Koya-cho)
As featured in Daytrips from Osaka and 1 other guide
Ranked #7 of 2,288 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 #8 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #9 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #10 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 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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ROR Comedy (Osaka)
Ranked #11 of 2,288 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 #12 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Zoos
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Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Ranked #13 of 2,288 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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Adventure World (Shirahama-cho)
Ranked #14 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #15 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
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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Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
Ranked #16 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
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 #17 of 2,288 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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Nara Park (Nara)
Ranked #18 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Ranked #19 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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Kidzania Koshien (Nishinomiya)
Ranked #20 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
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Horyuji Temple (Ikaruga-cho)
Ranked #21 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #22 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #23 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #24 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
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 #25 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #26 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Space Station is a place where you can enjoy old and new video games while drinking in a bar setting. While the majority of... more » Owner description: Space Station is a place where you can enjoy old and new video games while drinking in a bar setting. While the majority of video game bars in Japan have some kind of seating charge, Space Station is very proud to allow free entry. Customers pay only for the drinks. Space Station has the following game machines: Famicom, N.E.S., Genesis, Super Famicom, Super Nintendo, Dreamcast, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii, and Wii U. We also provide the Oculus Rift for customers to experience. Close to JR Namba station, as well as Namba subway station.* Owner's addendum: As Space Station climbs the TripAdvisor rankings thanks to the kind reviews of customers, new travelers are coming to Space Station with high expectations. I hope and believe that your expectations will be met when you visit but I have noticed that many patrons are surprised by the size of the bar. Keep in mind that Space Station is a small bar space where there are seats for exactly 16 customers and standing room for perhaps an additional 10 to 15 (max).The bar is open every day 8pm-2am. « less
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Ranked #27 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
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Gion (Kyoto)
Ranked #28 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private... more » Owner description: The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup. « less
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Miho Museum (Koka)
Ranked #29 of 2,288 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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Nachi Otaki (Nachikatsura-cho)
Ranked #30 of 2,288 attractions in Kinki
Category: Bodies of Water
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