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Japan, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

 Posted by , last edited on December 17, 2013 at 04:22:33

Location Kyoto, Ōtsu, Uji, Japan
Coordinates N34 58 50 E135 46 10
Property 1,056 ha
Date of Inscription 1994

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/688 )

Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, 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 the world over.

Photos from Landolia

Rokuon-ji, Kinkaku-ji Jodo-shiki garden, Byodo-in Great Lecture Hall, Enryaku-ji

List of locations

  • Kamowakeikazuchi Shrine (賀茂別雷神社 Kamo Wake-ikazuchi Jinja) - aka Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社 Kamigamo Jinja), Kita-ku, Kyoto
  • Kamomioya Shrine (賀茂御祖神社 Kamo Mioya Jinja) aka Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社 Shimogamo Jinja), Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Kyōōgokoku-ji (教王護国寺) aka Tō-ji (東寺), Minami-ku, Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
  • Enryaku-ji (延暦寺), Ōtsu, Shiga
  • Daigo-ji (醍醐寺), Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
  • Ninna-ji (仁和寺), Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Byōdō-in (平等院), Uji, Kyoto
  • Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社 Ujigami Jinja), Uji, Kyoto
  • Kōzan-ji (高山寺), Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Saihō-ji (西芳寺) aka Moss temple (苔寺 Koke-dera), Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Tenryū-ji (天龍寺), Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺) aka Temple of the Golden Pavilion (金閣寺 Kinkaku-ji), Kita-ku, Kyoto
  • Jishō-ji (慈照寺) aka Temple of the Silver Pavilion (銀閣寺 Ginkaku-ji), Sakyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Ryōan-ji (竜安寺、龍安寺, The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon), Ukyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Nishi Hongan-ji (西本願寺), Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
  • Nijō Castle (二条城 Nijō-jō), Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto

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