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Kyoto & Fushimi Inari

Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.

Kyoto

Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. One of the most visited sites in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari is the head shrine for the more than 30,000 other shrines (dedicated to Inari, the goddess of rice and food), located across Japan. Just to the right of the dance stage (Kagura-den Sacred Shinto Music & Dance Hall), you will see a small subshrine called Higashimaru-jinja Shrine.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. Inari is the patron deity of agriculture and business, which has ensured a constant stream of worshipers here, and the individual torii are donated by merchants hoping to get ahead in business and get replaced every 10 years. The black kanji lettering on each torii indicates the name of the donating company.

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Inari is a popular deity with shrines and temples located throughout most of Japan. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice

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The kitsune statues are at times taken for a form of Inari, and they typically come in pairs, representing a male and a female. These fox statues hold a symbolic item in their mouths or beneath a front paw — most often a jewel and a key, but a sheaf of rice, a scroll, or a fox cub are all common. Almost all Inari shrines, no matter how small, will feature at least a pair of these statues, usually flanking or on the altar or in front of the main sanctuary.

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The present structure was rebuilt in 1955. The Golden Pavilion is set in a magnificent Japanese strolling garden (lit. a landscape garden in the go-round style). The location implements the idea of borrowing of scenery ("shakkei") that integrates the outside and the inside, creating an extension of the views surrounding the pavilion and connecting it with the outside world.

Japan84 Kyoto26 Kinkaku Ji (Golden Pavilion) Gardens

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Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf, an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond. It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including twice during the Onin War, a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; and once again more recently in 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk.

Japan83 Kyoto25 Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion)

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There was some consideration by the United States of targeting Kyoto with an atomic bomb at the end of World War II because, as an intellectual center of Japan, it had a population "better able to appreciate the significance of the weapon”. In the end, at the insistence of Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, the city was removed from the list of targets and replaced by Nagasaki.

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Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.

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The castle area has several gardens and groves of cherry and ume trees. The Ninomaru garden was designed by the famous landscape architect and tea master, Kobori Enshu. It is located between the two main rings of fortifications, next to the palace of the same name. The garden has a large pond with three islands and features numerous carefully placed stones and topiary pine trees.

Japan80 Kyoto22 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Gardens

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It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Honmaru is the 20,000 square meter area surrounded by the inner moat, featuring a garden and palace. When it was first built, boasting beautiful rooms designed by the Kanō School, the Honmaru Palace was very similar to the Ninomaru Palace.

Japan79 Kyoto21 Nijo Castle Honmaru Palace

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Nijo Castle (Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed and expanded it.  After the Tokugawa Shogunate fell in 1867, Nijo Castle was used as an imperial palace for a while before being donated to the city and opened up to the public as a historic site.

Japan78 Kyoto20 Nijo Castle Seiryu-En Garden

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Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Japan77 Kyoto19 Nijō Castle Ninomaru Palace

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The Ninomaru (outer fortress) Palace features a typical warrior Shoin style in the Momoyama period. The Shoin style takes its origin from Buddhist abbot's house structures. Measuring 3,300 square meters, the palace proper consists of five building units: the Entrance, Waiting Area, Reception, Inner Audience Chamber and Shogun's Quarters. In total, the palace has 33 rooms or 800 tatami mats.

Japan76 Kyoto18 Nijō Castle Ninomaru Palace

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Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Japan75 Kyoto17 Nijō Castle Karamon Gate

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Southern Higashiyama is the most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. It contains everything from dazzling temples, to preserved lanes, to the city’s main geisha district.

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The Toji Temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site where it literally means "East Temple" and dates from 796. It was built during the Heian period after the country moved its capital city to Kyoto during the late 700s. It is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect.

Japan72 Kyoto14 To-Ji Temple

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The Toji Temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site where it literally means "East Temple" and dates from 796. It was built during the Heian period after the country moved its capital city to Kyoto during the late 700s. It is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect.

Japan71 Kyoto13 To-Ji Temple

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Koshoji Temple in Kyoto is located right on the southern edge of Nishi-Honganji Temple near Kyoto Station on Horikawa Street opposite the Ryukoku Museum. Koshoji and Nishi-Honganji temples are so close most visitors think they are one and the same and both temples share the same moat that runs around their walls.

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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto. Both of these temples are called Honganji, and so are distinguished by their location: Nishi Honganji being the western temple, and Higashi Honganji being the eastern temple.

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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto.

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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto.

Japan67 Kyoto9 Nishi Honganji Temple Chrysanthemums

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Nishi Honganji Temple is a large temple compound located north west of Kyoto Station with many beautiful buildings of historical and architectural significance. It is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Kyoto. Both of these temples are called Honganji, and so are distinguished by their location: Nishi Honganji being the western temple, and Higashi Honganji being the eastern temple.

Japan66 Kyoto8 Nishi Honganji Temple Karamon

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Higashi Honganji or, the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is one of two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism in Japan and abroad, the other being Nishi Honganji. It is also the name of the head temple in Kyoto, a collection of buildings built in 1895 after a fire burned down the previous temple.

Japan65 Kyoto7 Higashi Honganji Temple

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Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance. The main hall, which together with the stage was built without the use of nails, houses the temple's primary object of worship, a small statue of the eleven faced, thousand armed Kannon.

Japan64 Kyoto6 Kiyomizu-Dera (Pure Water Temple)

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Located on the hill of eastern Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (pure water temple) is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto and one of the World Heritage Sites since 1994. Kiyomizu-Dera enshrines in main sanctuary an image of Kannon (God of Mercy) Bosatsu (Bodhi-Sattva). This Buddhist god of mercy and benevolence has been the object of the ardent faith of Japanese people of all classes through the age.

Japan63 Kyoto5 Kiyomizu-dera (pure water temple)

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Located on the hill of eastern Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (pure water temple) is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto and one of the World Heritage Sites since 1994. Kiyomizu-zaka is the street leading uphill to the gate of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Hagashiyama, eastern Kyoto. This street is lined with touristy shops selling food, ceramics, clothes and local crafts.

Japan62 Kyoto4 Kiyomizu-Zaka Street

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MoMAK), exhibits exemplary Japanese and international contemporary works, with a particular focus on the Kansai region and Kyoto, allowing visitors an unrivaled insight into modern perspectives of Japan’s old capital. Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is one of the oldest art museums in Japan and this fine museum holds several major exhibitions a year, as well as a variety of free shows.

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MoMAK), exhibits exemplary Japanese and international contemporary works, with a particular focus on the Kansai region and Kyoto, allowing visitors an unrivaled insight into modern perspectives of Japan’s old capital

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Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is known as the thousand-year capital. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Kyoto Station is Japan's second-largest station building (after Nagoya Station) and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, Movie Theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof.

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Nara, Osaka, Miyajima, Hiroshima

Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784

Nara

Nara (奈良) http://www.city.nara.nara.jp/b_hp/english/index.htm is an ancient capital city in Nara Prefecture, Kansai region of Japan. Throughout 2010 the city celebrated its 1300th anniversary. Overshadowed by its more famous neighbor Kyoto, Nara is omitted from many a time-pressed tourist's itinerary. However, Nara is home to many important scenic and historical sites, and today preserves its main sights much more attractively than Kyoto within Nara Park and neighborhoods like Naramachi.

Todaiji, a temple complex in the city of Nara in Nara Prefecture, was built in the year 743. At that time Buddhism was at its height, and served as a state religion. The best-known relic at Todaiji Temple is its Daibutsu, a colossal statue that, with 15 meters in height, is the world's largest gilded bronze Buddha. It is housed in an all-wood building, the Daibutsu-den, 48 meters in height, the largest wooden building in the world.

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Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Considered by many to be the birthplace of Japanese civilization, it was the country's capital before Kyoto in the 8th century. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples, "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784. Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka.

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Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. The city occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara remain: specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, and the Heijō Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means the Shrine Island.

Miyajima

Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means the Shrine Island.

The Ribbon Chapel is a wedding venue designed by architect Hiroshi Nakamura whose beautiful creation brings out the romantic in all of us. This wedding chapel is located on the grounds of a resort hotel overlooking the Inland Sea of Japan. The building rises above the trees with criss-crossing spiral stairs that softly come together at the top.

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In 1587AD Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the warlord who unified Japan during this era, ordered the establishment of Senjokaku Shrine as a place where sutra-chanting would be held in honor of war casualties. While it is the biggest building in Miyajima, it has never been finished with its construction halting on Hideyoshi Toyotomi's death

Japan52 Miyajima9 Senjokaku Shrine

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Although Daishoin is not as well known as Itsukushima Shrine, it has many features that are well worth seeing. It is located at the foot of the thickly forested Misen, and is one of the most famous temples in Miyajima. Each year on November 15th and April 15th, Daisho-in Temple invites visitors to Miyajima for reciting sutras and the "crossing of light" - Hiwatari-shiki Ritual Fire Walking

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Although Daishoin is not as well known as Itsukushima Shrine, it has many features that are well worth seeing. It is located at the foot of the thickly forested Misen, and is one of the most famous temples in Miyajima

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Although Daishoin is not as well known as Itsukushima Shrine, it has many features that are well worth seeing. It is located at the foot of the thickly forested Misen, and is one of the most famous temples in Miyajima

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From the misty beginnings of Japanese history Miyajima has been classified as one of the most scenic places in Japan. Out of respect for the Miyajima Gods no one dared to live there.  For more than a thousand years, visitors who were mainly fishermen who left the Island at the end of each day.

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It is said that Itsukushima Shrine is one of the Three Scenic Views of Japan. In the late Heian Period, the current shrine building was constructed in its present form, as a shrine on the sea. Looking out over the Inland Sea before it and crowned to its rear by Mt. Misen, a sacred mountain where the gods are believed to have descended to earth, Itsukushima Shrine strikes a harmony between natural and man-made beauty

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In December of the year Heisei 8 (1996), Itsukushima Shrine was registered as a World Heritage Site. Looking out over the Inland Sea before it and crowned to its rear by Mt. Misen, a sacred mountain where the gods are believed to have descended to earth, Itsukushima Shrine strikes a harmony between natural and man-made beauty

Japan46 Miyajima3 Itsukushima Shrine

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It is said that Itsukushima Shrine is one of the Three Scenic Views of Japan. In the late Heian Period, the current shrine building was constructed in its present form, as a shrine on the sea. The conception of a shrine, whose grounds include the sea, with its form ever changing with the ebb and flow of the tides, is like nothing else in the world.

Japan46 Miyajima3 Itsukushima Shrine

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Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means the Shrine Island. The island of Itsukushima, including the waters around it (part of Seto Inland Sea), are within Setonaikai National Park. This sea is affected by strong tides. At low tide, the bottom of the sea is exposed past the island's torii. At high tide, the sea covers all the previously exposed mud and fills…

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Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means the Shrine Island. The island of Itsukushima, including the waters around it (part of Seto Inland Sea), are within Setonaikai National Park. This sea is affected by strong tides. At low tide, the bottom of the sea is exposed past the island's torii. At high tide, the sea covers all the previously exposed mud and fills…

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Osaka Castle is a hill top style Japanese castle. Osaka Castle, located in Chuo Ward in what is now called Osaka Castle Park, is the symbol of the city of Osaka. Osaka Castle features an observation deck at the top floor and a museum inside where you can find a large variety of historical materials and displays

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Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city by the daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by the nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 special wards and Yokohama in Japan, serving as a major economic hub.

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The annual 6 August Peace Memorial Ceremony, which is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima, is, also, held in the park. The purpose of the Peace Memorial Park and the city Hiroshima not only memorialized atomic victims, but also established the meaning of a memory of nuclear horrors and a world peace.

The annual 6 August Peace Memorial Ceremony, which is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima, is, also, held in the park. The purpose of the Peace Memorial Park and the city Hiroshima not only memorialized atomic victims, but also established the meaning of a memory of nuclear horrors and a world peace.

The location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. The park was built on open field that was created by the explosion. Today there are a number of memorials and monuments, museums, and lecture halls which draw over a million visitors annually. The annual 6 August Peace Memorial Ceremony, which is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima, is, also, held in the park.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a large park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack (In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.), which led to the death of as many as 140,000 people by the end of 1945. There are a variety of monuments and buildings in the park, each dedicated to a different aspect…

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Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Wide Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889.  The city had an estimated population of 1,155,000.  Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon

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Tokyo is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters.

Tokyo

Tokyo is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters.

Tokyo is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. Tokyo officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo.

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The Sumida River (Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo. It branches from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and flows into Tokyo Bay. The Tokyo Cruise Ship service (also called the Suijou Bus, or Water Bus) is the way to travel along the Sumida River from Asakusa

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Kokyogaien National Gardens are situated in the center of Tokyo. These gardens were first opened to public as the National Gardens in 1949. Prior to this date, the National Gardens were part of the Imperial Palace grounds. These beautiful and well maintained National Gardens are divided into three sections

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Ueno district is the home of Ueno Park and also home to some of Tokyo's finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Nature and Science, as well as a major public concert hall.

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Asakusa Kannon temple complex and its environs have helped make Asakusa into one of Tokyo’s prime tourist attractions. Also known as Senso-ji, Asakusa Kannon is Tokyo’s oldest temple, with origins, so the remarkably precise story has it, dating to 18 March 628.

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Kenrokuen Garden is a beautiful Japanese garden with an area of 11.4 hectares located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. The Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times, maintained the garden from generation to generation.

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Kenroku-en (Six Attributes Garden), located in Kanazawa is an old private garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Kenroku-en was developed from the 1620s to the 1840s by the Maeda clan, the daimyo who ruled the former Kaga Domain.

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A chaya (lit. teahouse) is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained by geisha who perform song and dance. During the Edo Period, chaya were found in designated entertainment districts, usually just outside the city limits. Kanazawa has three, well preserved chaya districts, Higashi Chayagai (Eastern Chaya District), Nishi Chayagai (Western Chaya District) and Kazuemachi.

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A chaya (lit. teahouse) is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained by geisha who perform song and dance. During the Edo Period, chaya were found in designated entertainment districts, usually just outside the city limits. Kanazawa has three, well preserved chaya districts, Higashi Chayagai (Eastern Chaya District), Nishi Chayagai (Western Chaya District) and Kazuemachi.

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During World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan's second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition

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Shirakawa-go is a village located near the Shogawa River in Gifu Prefecture. Ogimachi is the largest village and main attraction of Shirakawa-go. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, the village is home to several dozen well preserved gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Shirakawa is a leading area of heavy snowfall in the world

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Shirakawa-go is a village located near the Shogawa River in Gifu Prefecture. Ogimachi is the largest village and main attraction of Shirakawa-go. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, the village is home to several dozen well preserved gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

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A wonderful film portrayal of the Hina display is Akira Kurosawa's film  Dreams: Yume (1990)  The film consists of a number of short fantastic episodes, and the second one allows a small boy a vision of five complete sets of hina, like the ones his sister is displaying, come to life and dancing for him because of his sorrow at the loss of the family peach orchard.

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The longest wavelength of light that humans can see is red. Like the color of autumn in Japan, like Hinomaru, the “sun disc” on Japanese flag and the torii of Shinto shrines

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Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.

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Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital.

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Inari is a popular deity with shrines and temples located throughout most of Japan. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice

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The kitsune statues are at times taken for a form of Inari, and they typically come in pairs, representing a male and a female. These fox statues hold a symbolic item in their mouths or beneath a front paw — most often a jewel and a key, but a sheaf of rice, a scroll, or a fox cub are all common. Almost all Inari shrines, no matter how small, will feature at least a pair of these statues, usually flanking or on the altar or in front of the main sanctuary.

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The present structure was rebuilt in 1955. The Golden Pavilion is set in a magnificent Japanese strolling garden (lit. a landscape garden in the go-round style). The location implements the idea of borrowing of scenery ("shakkei") that integrates the outside and the inside, creating an extension of the views surrounding the pavilion and connecting it with the outside world.

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Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf, an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond. It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including twice during the Onin War, a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; and once again more recently in 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk.

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