Kyoto was Japan’s capital and the Emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. It remains a living museum with graceful geisha walking down the cobbled lanes of Gion, serene rock gardens of minimalist shapes, Buddhist monks chanting sutras in the darkness of one of 2000 secluded temples. Seventeen of Kyoto attractions were designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.
金閣寺 きんかくじ Kinkanji
清水寺 きよみずでら Kiyomizu-dera