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Featured in many ukiyo-e paintings by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Mt. Fuji
The style of the architecture derived from the aristocratic villas of Kyoto.
Itsukushima Shrine
There is a memorial to Sadako Sasaki here, who believed that if she could fold 1000 cranes she could be cured of her illness.
Atomic Bomb Dome
It was featured in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".
Himeji Castle
Used to be known for its silkworm production.
Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama
Believers in Kannon used to jump from this structure in hopes that their prayers would be answered.
Kiyomizu Temple
Famous for its 'Nightingale Corridors' that have a built in alarm system.
Nijo Castle
Painstakingly reconstructed in 1955 after being burnt to the ground by a novice monk.
Kinkaku Temple
Within walking distance of Kinkaku Temple.
Ryoan Temple
The garden features the Sea of Silvery Sand, representing the famous West Lake in China, and the Moon Viewing Platform, which could reprsent Mt. Fuji.
Ginkaku Temple
Hosts one of the oldest and largest markets in Japan on the 21st of every month.
To Temple
It is the model for other Pure Land gardens.
Byodo-in
There is a 'healing pillar' with a hole the size of buddha's nostril. Crawling through it is said to bring salvation.
Todai Temple
The only original structure to survive is the 3-storey pagoda.
Horyu Temple
Founded by Kukai, posthumously known as Kobo Daishi.
Mount Koya