The ancient capital of Kyoto,
with its rich history, offers a variety of attractions. As is
evident from the fact that 17 World Heritage sites have been
registered, the city is attracting attention from around the
world as a city of high historical value. Here we introduce a
selection of spots that you must visit when you visit Kyoto.
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Kiyomizu Temple is
famous for the saying, "Jump off the stage at Kiyomizu. The
13-meter-high stage in front of the main hall of Kiyomizu-dera
Temple is built against the cliff, and when you stand on it, you
will be overwhelmed by the height and the wonderful view.
is famous as the site of the
five-story pagoda, a famous tourist attraction in Kyoto, the
five-story pagoda is about 55 meters high, making it the tallest
old wooden pagoda in Japan. Its beauty and solemnity are
a temple associated with the Fujiwara clan with a history of
over 950 years. The Phoenix Hall, built on the middle island of
the pond, is nationally famous for its beautiful image, which is
depicted on the reverse side of the 10-Yen coin, and is one of
the components of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage "Ancient
Capital of Kyoto".
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