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Beautiful Kyoto

Explore this city full of history and culture

Beautiful Kyoto

“Kyoto is a beautiful city where you discover small temples and shrines around the corner. One step inside and you are in another world, free from the noise of the city, stressless, peaceful. All it takes is a walk along Kamo River, and some curiosity to look around the corners…”

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Kinkakuji Temple, the Golden Pavilion

“Nothing is as symbolic of Kyoto as Kinkaku-ji's golden reflection shimmering on the surface of the pond before it. A lot of people should be familiar with such a picture appeared on postcards and guidebook.”

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Visit breathtaking sites

Amazing Kyoto - Sanjusangendo Hall

“Sanjusengendo hall is the must visit spot in Kyoto among many sightseeing destinations. A large, wooden statue of a 1000-armed Kannon (Senju Kannon) sits in the center of the main hall and there are 500 statues of human sized 1000-armed Kannon standing in ten rows on each side.”

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Tenryū-ji Temple

“Of all the places I've been to in Japan thus far, I can honestly say Tenryū-ji is among the most beautiful... Nestled at the foot of the mountains in Arashiyama, Tenryū-ji was first built in 1339 to honor Emperor Go-Daigo.”

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Try local foods and enjoy the markets

Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

“A market is the best place to visit if you want to know about the lifestyle in the area. When you are visiting Kyoto, it's a good idea to go to the lively Nishiki Market. Now there are about 130 grocery and seafood shops lined up on both sides of the narrow street.”

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Flee market at Toji Temple

“On the 21st of each month, a famous flea market is held on the grounds of To-ji from 7am until around 4pm in the evening. It will be open even when it's rain, but there will be with less shops in such a case. This market is popularly called "Kobo-san", in honor of Kobo Daishi.”

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