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#3 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
One of the most incredible sights in Kyoto with gorgeous water features (Pavilion Pond, Carp Rock), beautiful gardens, an awesome Tea House and of course The Golden Pavilion with its three styles of architecture.
... - the serene lake with temple reflecting beautifully on the surface surrounded by a zen garden, perfectly manicured trees and grounds, koi fish swimming to and fro, tea in a forest, and Buddhist site for prayer.
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#9 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
It is an incredible garden (actually three very different gardens linked by paths) with wonderful views out over the countryside and back down to Kyoto.
The icing on the cake was the breathtaking view of the mountains and the surrounding landscape.
#11 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
I really enjoyed my visit to this temple - the views as you walk around the house are beautiful and its much less crowded than many other sites around.
This is another huge and very beautiful temple in Kyoto, a World Heritage Site.
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#27 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Because we were already in northern Kyoto on a Sunday, we decided to visit this much less frequented shrine, yet another Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto.
Kamigamo Shrine, located in the northern end of Kyoto, is one of the world heritage sites that the ancient capital has.
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#51 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
A bit of a bus ride from the center, Daitoko-Ji is the site of many temples, four of which you can visit.
The place is not to be compared to the large sights, but definitely worth visiting for a more quiet/relaxing visit.
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#54 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
On quite a large site the temple grounds include a very large lake which, if the weather is still, provides som amazing reflections.
Stop in at one of the shops across from Ryoan-ji for more info (and clearer info than you can get in downtown Kyoto) about transportation locally in the Ryoan-ji area, and more sites on this road, known as the Kin...
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Kotoin Kita
#61 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Again the rooms are set-up to give you a garden view suitable for framing!
The site is surrounded by a bamboo 'wall'.
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Rurikoin Sakyo
#88 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
... and you can enjoy its picturesque views: in spring, you can see gorgeous green maple (Ruri-Koin is full of green and quietness), and in autumn, leaves turn red and yellow and you can enjoy its wonderful view.
The house itself is small ,but the maple view, garden view are extremely beautiful.
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#97 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Quite possibly the best site ive seen in Japan.
#111 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
Renge-ji is a little gem, with a superb , compact garden, many statues and graceful wooden gates & buildings .This is a well known site for autumn leaf viewing, but when we visited in mid October, very few other p...
Breathtaking view
#120 of 981 Sights & Landmarks in Kyoto
The temple and its gardens are listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and as a #UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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This small garden creates a space that grows with every moment you view it .
The visitors are actually taking the views in rather than jostling for camera spots.
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