Nestled among mountains in Western Honshu, Kyoto is considered worldwide as Japan's most beautiful city, a living museum of Japan's great artistic heritage. Discover its hidden beauty in its 2000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and architecture. Among the most famous temples are: Kiyomizu-dera, a magnificent wooden temple; Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion; Ginkaku-ji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion; and Ryoan-ji, famous for its rock garden. The "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" are listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. These include the Kamo Shrines, Kyo-o-Gokokuji (Tô-ji), Kiyomizu-dera, Daigo-ji, Ninna-ji, Saiho-ji (Kokedera), Tenryu-ji, Rokuon-ji (Kinkaku-ji), Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji), Ryoan-ji, Hongan-ji, Kozan-ji and the Nijo Castle, primarily built by the Tokugawa shoguns.
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Our vacation was absolutely magical!! We loved every minute of it. Japan is such a beautiful country and we are already looking forward to the day in the future when we will get to go back!
Traveled on: May 19
Everything was great. This is our first time to Japan and both Hotels are four stars hotel. With the 14 day JR pass for transportation we were able to get around with no problem at ...
Traveled on: September 23
The trip was excellent!! My wife and I had a fabulous time. Our hotel in Tokyo was very nice. Everything was very clean and the service staff was exceptionally helpful. I would definitively recommend ...
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