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Kyoto Travel - Enkoji Temple (japan-guide)

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Enkoji is a temple of the Rinzai Zen Sect, situated in northern Kyoto close to the Shugakuin Imperial Villa. It is famous for its autumn colors which are usually best in late November.

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Kyoto Travel - Kibune a forested valley (japan-guide)

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Kibune is a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, which developed around Kifune Shrine. According to legend, a goddess traveled in a boat from Osaka all the way up the river into the mountains north of Kyoto, and Kifune Shrine was built at the site where her bo ( 74 days before Published)

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Kyoto Travel - Ninnaji Temple (japan-guide)

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Ninnaji is one of the many great temples in Kyoto which are listed as World Heritage Sites. It is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and was founded in 888 by the reigning emperor. Over many centuries, a member of the Imperial Family used to serve as Ninnaji's he ( 74 days before Published)

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Kyoto Travel - Shugakuin Imperial Villa (Shugakuin Rikyu) (japan-guide)

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Shugakuin Imperial Villa was built in the 17th century by Emperor Gomizuno and is now managed by the Imperial Household Agency. It consists of the Upper, Middle and Lower Villa areas, each featuring gardens and buildings of the traditional imperial style.

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Kyoto Travel - Kurama is a rural town (japan-guide)

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Kurama is a rural town in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, less than one hour from the city center. Kurama is best known for its temple Kurama-dera and its hot spring, one of the most easily accessible hot springs from Kyoto.

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Kyoto Travel - Ryoanji Temple (japan-guide)

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Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Originally an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose h ( 74 days before Published)

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Osaka Travel - Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (japan-guide)

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is located in the Tempozan Harbor Village of Osaka's bay area, and is one of Japan's most spectacular aquariums. It introduces various forms of life inhabiting the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way.

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Osaka Travel - Tenma (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street) (japan-guide)

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Tenma is a neighborhood to the east of Osaka's Kita district. The area is best known for being the home of Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, from which the neighborhood got its name, and the Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street. The area is also renowned for its bustling nightlife quarter.

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Kyoto Travel - Nijo Castle (Nijojo) (japan-guide)

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Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period . His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep.

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Tokyo Guide - Sugamo (japan-guide)

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Sugamo is a shopping district along Tokyo's Yamanote Line that famously caters to the elderly. The district's popular, 800 meter long Jizo Dori shopping street is also affectionately known as the "Old Ladies' Harajuku" in lighthearted comparison to the Harajuku district's status as one of Japan' ( 74 days before Published)

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Tokyo Guide - Tsukiji Fish Market (japan-guide)

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Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō) is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. It is the most famous of over ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of food and flowers in Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world's largest fish market ( 92 days before Published)