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Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku-ji,  is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto, and a major highlight of any visit to the city. The three-story pagoda ...  Read more

Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

The Kiyomizu Temple is an ancient institution, dating back to 798 AD and the days of Nara. Its classic design influenced temple architecture for centuries.  ...  Read more

Asakusa Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

The Asakusa Temple (Senso-ji) combines majestic architecture, centers of worship, elaborate Japanese gardens, and traditional markets to give you a modern-day ...  Read more

Sanjusangen-do Hall

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Built in 1164, Sanjusangendo Temple impresses in scope, size, and detail, with 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, flanking the main image of a ...  Read more

Shitenno-ji Temple

One of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples, Shitenno-ji Temple was built by Prince Shotoku around 593 AD, a cultural hero of Japan who helped to bring the ...  Read more

Ninna-ji Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Built at the end of the 9th century in the year 888 and founded by the reigning Emperor of the time, Ninna-ji Temple maintained a centuries long reign as a ...  Read more

Todai-ji Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Located in Deer Park (Nara Park) in Nara, about 35 minutes from Osaka by train, Todaiji Temple is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant ...  Read more

Toshogu Shrine

4.5 star rating: Recommended 307 Reviews

Built in 1617 to deify Ieyasu Tokugawa, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate - the family that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, the Toshogu Shrine ...  Read more

Tenryu-ji Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Ranked number one of Kyoto's five great temples, Tenryu-ji celebrates a history dating back to 1339 and stands in dedication and memory to an ancient emperor. ...  Read more

Tofuku-ji Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Few places on earth are more breathtakingly beautiful than Fall in Tofucku-ji Temple. During cool autumn months travelers and locals make the journey to this ...  Read more

Byodo-in Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

If you think this classic furled-roof temple looks familiar, take a look at a 10-yen coin, and you’ll see why. One of Japan's most famous temples, and a ...  Read more

Chion-in

The classically curved eaves, ceremonial steps and oversized two-story gateway mark Chion-in Temple as something special, even in temple-filled Kyoto. The ...  Read more

Eikan-do (Zenrin-ji Temple)

The tip of Tahoto Pagoda, part of the Zenrin-ji Temple, peaks out between layers of sprawling mountain foliage. The Eikan-do, formerly known as Zenrinji, ...  Read more

Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-Ji Temple is a nearly perfect example of  Zen Buddhist architecture. Located in the city of Kamakura, to the south of Tokyo, it is one of the most ...  Read more

Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)

The Silver Pavilion temple in Kyoto’s eastern mountains has no silver on it at all. Legend has it that when Shogun – or military ruler – Ashikaga Yoshimasa ...  Read more

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