World Heritage in Kyoto

'Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto' - UNESCO World Heritage - consist of thirteen temples, three shrines and one castle shown below. Click the links to read posts with awesome pictures.

Byodoin Temple

exquisite architecture
restored in 2014
nice surroundings to walk around
Daigoji Temple

many historic structures
magnificent five-storey pagoda
large area and full of nature
Enryakuji Temple

located around the top of the mountain
huge area with numerous structures
sacred atmosphere
Ginkakuji Temple 

not good at English

Kamigamo Jinja Shrine

many beautiful structures
filled with sacred atmosphere
good place to walk around

Kinkakuji Temple

unique and gorgeous tiled with gold leaf
not so interesting as a whole
not appropriate for UNESCO World Heritage
notorious for greed 
Kiyomizudera Temple

always full of tourists
great view from famous stage
large area with some attractions
Kosanji Temple

located deep in the mountains
harmonising well with nature
relatively quiet

Nijo Castle
Ninnaji Temple

marvellous five-storey pagoda
impressive statues
less crowded

Nishihonganji Temple
Ryoanji Temple
Saihoji Temple
Shimogamo Jinja Shrine

beautiful architecture
many sub-shrines
serene primeval woods
Tenryuji Temple
Toji Temple
Ujigami Jinja Shrine

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