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The head shrine to the deity Sengen is located here, featuring an unusual two-storey sanctuary, and ponds fed by underground water.
Mt. Fuji
Home of the iconic 'floating torii', a red shinto archway partially immerged in the sea.
Itsukushima Shrine
Registered as a reminder of mankind's destructive power and as a symbol for world peace.
Atomic Bomb Dome
It is 50 times larger than Tokyo Dome, and made only of natural materials: wood, water, stone, and clay.
Himeji Castle
It is known for its 'prayer-hand houses'.
Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama
Famous for its amazing views, 'love shrine' and a spring with magical properties.
Kiyomizu Temple
An old symbol of the Tokugawa Shogunate's power and influence over the emperor.
Nijo Castle
Once home of the Kitayama Culture in which potters, swordsmiths and other craftsmen produced goods.
Kinkaku Temple
Famous for its rock garden that contains 15 rocks clustered in a group of 3, a group of 5, and a group of 7.
Ryoan Temple
Built by the grandson of the founder of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku Temple.
Ginkaku Temple
Famous for its pagoda, which is seen as a symbol of Kyoto.
To Temple
Its image is stamped on 10 yen coins.
Byodo-in
The world's largest wooden building from premodern times.
Todai Temple
Japan's oldest wooden buildings.
Horyu Temple
The headquarters of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism.
Mount Koya