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Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens, which has influenced landscape gardening all over the world.

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City North Area
Kamowake-ikazuchi Shrine
( Kamigamo Shrine )
World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Kamowake-ikazuchi Shrine The shrine is erected in a spacious premises blessed with rich greenery. Between the first and the second torii gates, extends an open lawn space, where horse races are held as a part of a ceremony to pray to the patron god for a good harvest. In the precincts, there are a stream, old grove, and several shrine structures. Two sand cones with pine leaves in front of Hosodono Hall are regarded as the places to which gods ascend from heaven, thereby creating a mysterious, pure atmosphere.
Kamimooya-jinjya ( Shimogamo-jinjya ) World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Kamimooya-jinjyaIt features 53 structures, including the Romon Gate, Buden Hall, Shinpukuden Hall, and Chumon Gate, which have been designated as Important Cultural Properties. Honden (main hall) rebuilt in 1863 has been designated as a National Treasure.
Rokuon-ji ( Kinkaku-ji ) World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Originally a villa of the Saionji family on the hills of Kitayama, but offered to the third Shogun in 1397. After deth of Shogun, the villa was converted into Rokuonji Temple. The Golden Pavilion, a gilded three-storied reliquary hall,
is situated at the margin of a large pond named Kyokochi Pond.
It is typical architecture of the Muromachi Period.
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Jisyou-ji ( Ginkaku-ji ) World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Jisyou-ji ( Ginkaku-ji )The temple of Jisho-ji is more popularly known as Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion. Both the pavilion and the garden were part of the retirement villa of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Shogun of the Muromachi Period, who began construction in 1482. In this villa,
he patronized the tea ceremony,
flower arrangement, and various other cultural activities.
The Togudo Hall has been designated as a National Treasure as the first building of "shoin-zukuri" style of residential architecture that became the basis of modern Japanese style residential architecture.
Heian Jingu Shrine  Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Heian Jingu ShrineThe Main Gate (Oten-mon) Great Hall of State (Daigokuden) and other brightly coloured buildings are smaller-scale replicas of buildings in the first Imperial Palace built 794. It is divided into East Central West and South sections, with the garden at the rear of the Shrine being famous for its weeping cherries, maples, azaleas, irises and water lilies.
Kyoto Handicraft Center Experience Traditional
A large selection of authentic Japanese souvenir and demonstrations of artisans at work, carving cloisonne dolls and woodblock prints.
http://www.khc-kyoto.jp/index-e.html
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City East Area
Kiyomizu-dera World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional 
Kiyomizu-deraTemple was erected in 798. Many of the present buildings were reconstructed between 1631 and 1633 by order of Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa. The main hall (National Treasure) has a platform projecting over a precipice, which commands a panoramic view of Kyoto.
Yasaka Shrine Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Yasaka ShrineThe shrine is believed to have been established in 656 almost 140 years before this settlement became the capital of Japan. Today more than
3000 shrines throughout the country
are dedicated to the Yasaka deities.
http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/org/yasaka/English.htm
Sanjusangendo Temple Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Sanjusangendo TempleExtending 125 metres from north to south with 33 intervals between the pillars this is the longest wooden structure in the world. Founded in 1164. Central image is a seated figure of the Kannon with 11 faces and 1000 arms . This is flanked by 28 deities that usually accompany the main Kannon image and embody virtues such as exorcism of evil spirits etc. There are also 1000 smaller standing statues of the Thousand-armed Kannon.
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Hieizan Enryakuji World Heritage Architecture Sightseeing Studying Traditional
Hieizan EnryakujiLocated on the top of Mt. Hiei, the Temple commands panoramic views of Kyoto on one side and Lake Biwa on the other. In the spacious precincts, there are ten National Treasures and over
fifty Important Cultural Properties,
in addition to Kompon-chu-do Hall (National Treasure), Daikodo Hall, Shaka-do Hall, and Yokokawa-chu-do Hall.
Kyoto National Museum Art Studying Traditional
Kyoto National MuseumCollects and houses early works of art and archaeological artifacts of East Asia, focusing primarily on Japan.
http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index_top.html
Kiyomizuyaki-danchi synthesis museum Art Shopping Traditional
Kiyomizuyaki-danchi synthesis museumCeramic village of Kiyomizuyaki ware. Here you will find handmade objects by the ceramic artists who have tried to create innovative forms and styles while maintaining brilliant tradition. You can definitely find artistic ceramic ware within your price range.
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