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best cultural desination

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best cultural desination

what is the best destination to see traditional temples and gardens

New York
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1. Re: best cultural desination

Kyoto. Please see

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html

Honolulu, Hawaii
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2. Re: best cultural desination

Many in Kyoto, Nara then Kamakura if around Tokyo.

Philadelphia...
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You definitely want to start in Kyoto, but if you will also be in Tokyo, I agree on Kamakura, especially the temples around Kitakamakura station.

Tokyo itself has some fine gardens. My favorites are Kiyosumi, Koishikawa Korakuen and the East Gardens of the Imprial Palace.

Oakland, CA
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4. Re: best cultural desination

Another garden and shrine in Tokyo is Meiji-jingu. The gardens are huge, and wandering in there you will completely forget that you are in the middle of the largest city on earth. It's lovely. It's not like a Kyoto temple garden of course, it's quite different. But it's a lovely break from the big city.

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