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Ranked #1 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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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Ranked #2 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Performances
Owner description: Come and experience the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour... more » Owner description: Come and experience the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour performance and other lesson programs are available. « less
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Ranked #3 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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.We have “Visit GEAR!" campaign until November 30th 2014. It's a half price tickets campaign. There is a limit of ten tickets until sold out.By producing passports, the tourists from abroad are eligible for discount prices. ※If you want to buy half price tickets, you can't make a reservation beforehand. So we will sell the half price tickets one hour before show time at the Box Office.It's based on availability. None at the engaged performance nor sold out. « less
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Ranked #4 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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Ranked #5 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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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Ranked #6 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #7 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #8 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #9 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #10 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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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Ranked #11 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #12 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #13 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #14 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #15 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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Ranked #17 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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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Ranked #18 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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 #19 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
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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Ranked #20 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Parks
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Ranked #21 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #22 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #23 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #24 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #25 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #26 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #27 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #28 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #29 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #30 of 379 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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