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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4.6/52,841 Reviews
Temple
Open at 6:00, the closing time is 17:30-18:30, depending on the season; the spring, summer and autumn are open for special visits at night, and open at night from 22:00 on December 31, The specific opening hours are subject to the official website. (Local time)
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is an ancient temple in Kyoto and was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1994. The veranda of the temple suspended over the moutain is a national treasure of Japan. It is surrounded by green trees and is full of cherry blossoms in spring. In autumn, the red maple leaves is another attraction. It is equivalent to Kinkaku-jiand Arashiyama, and is a famous historical site in Kyoto. The pilgrims or visiting tourists who come to worship year round come in non-stop.
Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji

4.6/52,399 Reviews
Temple
9:00-17:00, all year round. (Local time)
Kinkaku-ji is an ancient Japanese temple in Kyoto. Completed in 1397, it originally served as the villa of shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, but was later transformed into a Zen Buddhist temple. Originally named Rokuon-ji (literally "Deer Garden Temple"), it is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion owing to the gold foil that the outside of the building is wrapped in. In addition to being a famous tourist attraction, Kinkaku-ji has also been designated as a National Treasure by the Japanese government and is a symbol of Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

4.6/51,791 Reviews
Temple
The shrine is open all day and the prayer time is 8:30-16:30. (Local time)
Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. People come to worship Inari Okami, the god harvest and commercial success. The Torii leading to the main shrine is a famous landscape of this shrine. This long and endless pathway is arranged from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain. It is one of the representative landscapes of Kyoto and has appeared in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Because the fox is regarded as the messenger of the Inari Okami, the fox-faced shaped emas are a major feature here.
Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine

4.4/5413 Reviews
Temple
March 15th - September 30th 6:00-18:00 (Local time)
The Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate 1,100 years of peaceful relocation of the imperial capital. The attraction is a partial replica of the Imperial Palace from the Heian Period and is dedicated to the worship of Emperor Kanmu and Emperor Komei. Attractions in the area include a giant torii gate, Jingu-michi (shrine walkway), Otenmon (main gate) and Shin-en Garden. The Shin-en Garden in the main hall is considered an iconic masterpiece of Japanese styled gardens that feature a path around a pond.
Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple

4.4/5441 Reviews
Temple
Center gamma, garden and churches April-September 8:30-16:30, October - March 8:30-16:00; 6:30-18:00; Please refer to the official website for the opening hours of the special period and treasures museum. (Local time)
Osaka's Shitennoji Temple is said to have been constructed under the auspices of Prince Shotoku. With red pillars and white walls, the buildings are unified in style and feature religious characteristics from the Chinese Northern and Southern Dynasties. This does not, however, diminish the elegant style of the Asuka period. The distinctive stone birds outside the temple are very rarely found in Japan. The turtle pond in the middle of the temple features a stone stage in its center, which was used as a sacred place for offering sacrifices and dancing in ancient times.
Kodaiji

Kodaiji

4.5/5260 Reviews
Temple
Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Local time)
The official name of Gaotai Temple is Gaotai Shousheng Temple. After the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his wife, the North Government Office, was built in the 11th year of Qing Dynasty. Later, the Sanjiang monk of Jianren Temple was invited to be the elder of the mountain, and the other is Gaotai Temple. The Gaotai Temple was built on the hill and was burned by fire. Only buildings such as the mountain hall are now preserved. The umbrella pavilion and the moon watching platform in the temple are famous scenic spots. In the spring and autumn, the night illumination of the cherry blossoms and red leaves of the Gaotai Temple is one of the highlights of Kyoto.
Todaiji

Todaiji

4.6/5949 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Temple
April-September 7:30-17:30, October 7:30-17:00, November-February 8:00-16:30, March 8:00-17:00 (Local time)
Todaij, located on the east side of Nara, boasts a history of over 1,200 years. As one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, it has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. Jianzhen, an eminent monk of the Tang Dynasty in China, set up the temple here as the ordination hall for monks. The large bronze Buddha and the reconstructed East Hall are must-see attractions.
Ginkakuji

Ginkakuji

4.4/5395 Reviews
Temple
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
March-November 8:30-17:00, December-February 9:00-16:30, all year round. (Local time)
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ginkakuji was originally built as a villa for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and modeled after Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) The temple has two floors. The first floor, built in the same style as Saihoji Temple, is called Shinku-den, and the second floor Cho-onkaku is dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Despite its nickname as the Silver Pavilion, the exterior of the temple was never actually covered in silver, but rather painted white instead. The garden is comprised of the Silver Pavilion, Togudo Temple (East Seeking Hall), and a pond, accompanying a white sand garden representing the sea and waves.
Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

4.5/5750 Reviews
Temple
Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (Local time)
Located in the Higashiyama scenic area of Kyoto and commonly called Gion Shrine, Yasaka Shrine is the most important Shinto shrine of the approximately 3,000 sub-shrines throughout Japan. The rather unique mikoshi (divine palanquin) within allows visitors the chance to pray to the God of Beauty. The shrine's ritual activity is known as the Gion Festival (Gion Matsuri), which is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Japan, together with the Kanda Festival (Kanda Matsuri) in Tokyo and the Tenjin Festival (Tenjin Matsuri) in Osaka. Yasaka Shrine is also a popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) site in spring.
Toshodaiji Temple

Toshodaiji Temple

4.6/5241 Reviews
Temple
8:30-17:00 (last entry time: 16:30) (Local time)
Located in Wujo-cho, Nara, Tangzhao Temple is a temple founded by the Tang Dynasty Gaochun Jianzhen. Today, it still has a strong Tang style. Among them, Jintang and the lecture hall are 8th-century wooden buildings, which are extremely precious. The monk of Jianzhen accepted the invitation of Emperor Shengwu and came to Japan to innovate Japanese Buddhism, but after suffering a lot of hardships, it took 12 years to finally arrive in Nara. In order to thank the Tang Dynasty monks, in 759 AD, the Japanese established the Tangzhao Temple with the foundation of the 7th Emperor of Emperor Tianwu.