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Koyasan Okunoin (Koya-cho)
Ranked #1 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic 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 #3 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

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 #4 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Mount Koya (Koya-cho)
Ranked #6 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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 #7 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

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 #8 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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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 #9 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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 #10 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Aquariums
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KidZania Koshien (Nishinomiya)
Ranked #11 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Miho Museum (Koka)
Ranked #12 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Art Museums; 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 #13 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #14 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts; Landmarks
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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Ranked #15 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Nara Park (Nara)
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Ranked #16 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #17 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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 #18 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Nachi Otaki (Nachikatsura-cho)
Ranked #19 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Toji Temple (Kyoto)
Ranked #20 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #23 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
Owner description: This Zen Buddhist temple was converted from a former residence of Emperor Kameyama upon his death. The beautiful grounds... more » Owner description: This Zen Buddhist temple was converted from a former residence of Emperor Kameyama upon his death. The beautiful grounds include several buildings, hiking trails and a classic Zen garden. « less
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Ranked #24 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Parks
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Ranked #25 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
  • Under renovation 12/25/2014
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
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Ranked #29 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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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Shirahama Beach (Shirahama-cho)
Ranked #30 of 2,989 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Beaches; Marinas; Bodies of Water
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