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Kyoto Sights

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Ranked #1 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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 #2 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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 #4 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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 #5 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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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Ranked #6 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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 #7 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #8 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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 #9 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 306 Sights & Landmarks 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 #11 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #12 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Parks
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Ranked #13 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #14 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #15 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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Ranked #16 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #17 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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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 #18 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #19 of 306 Sights & Landmarks 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 #20 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #21 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #22 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Founded in 622, the temple houses impressive Buddhist statues, possibly from the 6th or 7th century.
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Ranked #23 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #24 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #25 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #26 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #27 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #28 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites; Mountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Lookouts
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Ranked #29 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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Ranked #30 of 306 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
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