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  • 51. Shosei-en Garden

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    Shosei-en was created in 1653 by a priest from Higashi Honganji Temple and belonged to the temple and was used as a detached residence. It was originally quite vast, extending all the way to the...

  • 52. Nishijin Textile Center

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Nishijin Textile Center is a good place to stop for three things: 1 - to learn about the textile industry in Kyoto, with displays that show the history of this district over the centuries. You can...

  • 53. Sanzen-in Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sanzen-in Temple is the most famous temple in the Ohara area. It was first established by Saicho, who founded Enryakuji and the Tendai sect of Buddhism in 767. It is one of only five monzeki temples;...

  • 54. Suzumushidera

    Although most of Kyoto's temples are famous for their historical significance, and Suzumushi Temple (also known as Kegonji Temple) was originally built in the Edo Period, this is not the reason people...

  • 55. Yabusame

    Yabusame is done on May 3 at Shimogamo Shrine as a part of the Aoi Matsuri. Archers dressed in Heian Period garbs try to hit a wooden target as they race past on their horses. They race in teams of...

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As the capital for much of Japan's history, Kyoto flourished for centuries with many important temples and shrines being built around the imperial city.

While many of the nation's great...

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