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#1 of 232 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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#2 of 232 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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#3 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
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#4 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
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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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#5 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
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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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#6 of 232 attractions 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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#7 of 232 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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#8 of 232 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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#9 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#10 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#11 of 232 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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#12 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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#13 of 232 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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#14 of 232 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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#15 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#16 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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#17 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
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#18 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Parks
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#19 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#20 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#21 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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#22 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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#23 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Religious Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: This shrine was built in 1895 in celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto. Admission is... more » Owner description: This shrine was built in 1895 in celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto. Admission is free but there is a small fee for entrance to the gardens, which are home to several beautiful weeping cherry trees which are in bloom during the spring months. « less
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#24 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#25 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Trails; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This scenic path follows cherry-tree lined canal and is named after a Kyoto University philosopher, Kitaro Nishida, who used... more » Owner description: This scenic path follows cherry-tree lined canal and is named after a Kyoto University philosopher, Kitaro Nishida, who used it for his daily walk. « less
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#26 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese garden. One of the oldest structures in Kyoto is a... more » Owner description: This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese garden. One of the oldest structures in Kyoto is a five-story pagoda that can be found on the temple grounds. « less
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#27 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#28 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Religious Sites
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#29 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites
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#30 of 232 attractions in Kyoto
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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