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Wishlisted by Joanne Ross Bernardo

This city is considered to be the cultural capital of Japan. And seeing the pictures? No wonder why! It is a home for numerous temples, castles and shrines! Each of these buildings are associated with different eras of Japan. When you visit the city you will surely fall in love with Japan’s culture. I’ll give a few must visit spots! First is the Kinkajuji, the largest buddhist temple in Kyoto! It’s also know as the Golden Pavilion because the temple is covered in gold. It is an impressive structure overlooking a large pond. Second is the Nijō Castle, built in 1603. It was used as an imperial palace for a but then donated to the city and opened to the public as a historic site. The castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The entire castle grounds and the Honmaru (main circle of defense) are surrounded by stone walls and moats. Third, Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine, considered as the most important shrine in the city! It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. No doubt that Kyoto houses too much Japanese history, and these buildings reflects it’s beauty!



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