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Koyasan Okunoin (Koya-cho)
Ranked #1 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
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 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

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 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Ranked #5 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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. « less
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Ranked #6 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Mount Koya (Koya-cho)
Ranked #7 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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 #9 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural

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 #10 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
Created as an imperial summer retreat, the garden complex is a fine example of Japanese landscape design.
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Miho Museum (Koka)
Ranked #11 of 2,734 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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KidZania Koshien (Nishinomiya)
Ranked #12 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Ranked #13 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Arashiyama (Kyoto)
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Ranked #14 of 2,734 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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Ranked #15 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts; Cultural
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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Nara Park (Nara)
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Ranked #16 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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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Nachi Otaki (Nachikatsura-cho)
Ranked #19 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Parks; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Toji Temple (Kyoto)
Ranked #23 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
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Ranked #24 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
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Ranked #25 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Castles; Cultural
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 #26 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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 #27 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Museums
Owner description: Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have... more » Owner description: Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have come out over the years and a reproduction of the hut where Momofuku Ando first created them. « less
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Ranked #28 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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Horyuji Temple (Ikaruga-cho)
Ranked #29 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 2,734 attractions in Kinki
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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