Kyoto Area

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Opened inside Umekoji Park in March 2012, Kyoto Aquarium becomes the very first one using completely synthetic seawater for its tanks and pools

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Completed in 1997 in Shimogyo Shichijo district, Kyoto station was designed by the great artist Hiroshi Hara with the popular structure of Japanese stations

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Potoncho is widely considered as the most beautiful street by almost all Kyoto locals and even tourists coming here

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Nijo Jinya was featured a system of defensive equipment then becoming an important cultural property designated in 1950

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Sento Imperial Palace is better recognized as a spectacular landscape rather than a historical site like the main palace

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Located deeply in the secret forest mountain area of Arashiyama, Tenryuji ranks top on the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto

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Kyoto Imperial Palace almost keeps its original form of several buildings surrounded by a system of long walls along with some imposing gates and vast pieces of gardens

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Kibune is the leading shrine of about 500 other Kifune shrines across Japan which has the history which is even longer than Kyoto’s history

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Located high on the base of Kurama Mountain in the far north of Kyoto, Kuramadera is one of a few temples around Japan that remains the spiritual atmosphere.

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Horinji, an esoteric Buddhist temple belonging to Shingon sect is 13th and also the last destination on Kyoto Jusan Butsu pilgrimage trail.

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Togetsukyo bridge is considered as the symbol of Arashiyama that leads visitors to ancient temples as one of the most famous bridges around Japan

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Kita no Mandokoro established Kodaiji temple in 1606 in commemoration of not a great politician but her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi

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Nishi Honganji temple is the headquarters of the Honganji denomination of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

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Higashi Honganji is the leading temple of the Shinshū Otani-ha branch of Shin Buddhism

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MoMAK is a national institution for collecting and preserving artworks and related reference materials of the twentieth century in Japan and other parts of the world

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The scene when the gilded temple reflect in the quite water is widely-recognized as the symbol, the image of Kyoto

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Kyoto National Museum is not only the place for collecting and preserving cultural properties but also for further research and projects

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The most special architecture in Fushimi Inari shrine is Sembon-tori created from 10.000 Torri gates

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Daitokuji is the head branch of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen Buddhism in which visitors can experience Zen culture and architecture.

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Visiting Arashiyama bamboo grove to enjoy the natural concert of bamboo featuring wind in a fairy magic forest.

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Kurama is one of the most easily accessible hot springs from Kyoto where you can have a bath outside with trees and mountains around

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Yasaka Shrine attracts millions tourists by the over 1000-year-old festival Gion Matsuri in every July of a year.

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If you are a fan of Japanese manga, don’t miss one of the most special museums in Japan: Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Built in 603, Koryu-ji Temple is considered as the oldest temple in Kyoto housing many National Treasures.

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The unique architecture makes Kiyomizudera Temple like floating halfway in the Otowa mountain, the Temple from heaven.

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Nishiki Market is called Kyoto-no-Daidokoro meaning the Kitchen of Kyoto with traditional Japanese food.

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The Nijo Castle or Nijo-jo (in Japanese) was built the first time in 1603 and completed in 1626. It was also the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu.

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Ryoanji Temple or usually called with the name as a Temple of a Dragon Peace is a Zen Temple located in the northwest Kyoto was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1994.

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