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List of World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

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List of World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

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Large abbey 「大方丈 ōhōjō」 at Tenryu-ji, Kyoto

There are 17 individual shrines, temples and one castle on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in Kyoto. Collectively the sites are known as the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

List of World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

  • Byōdō-in* 「平等院」
  • Daigo-ji 「醍醐寺」
  • Enryaku-ji* 「延暦寺」
  • Hongan-ji 「本願寺」
  • Ginkaku-ji, Silver Pavilion Temple 「銀閣寺」 (Official name: Jishō-ji 慈照寺)
  • Kozan-ji* 「高山寺」 (Official name: Toganōsan Kōsan-ji 栂尾山高山寺)
  • Kiyomizu-dera 「清水寺」 (Official name: Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera 音羽山清水寺)
  • Nijō-jō, Nijo Castle 「二条城」
  • Ninna-ji* 「仁和寺」
  • Kinkaku-ji, Golden Pavilion Temple 「金閣寺」 (Official name: Rokuon-ji 鹿苑寺)
  • Ryōan-ji 「龍安寺」
  • Saihō-ji* 「西芳寺」
  • Shimogamo-jinja 「下鴨神社」 (Official name: Kamomioya-jinja 賀茂御祖神社)
  • Kamigamo-jinja 「上賀茂神社」 (Official name: Kamowakeikazuchi-jinja 賀茂別雷神社)
  • Tenryū-ji 「天龍寺」 (Official name: Tenryū-shiseizen-ji 天龍資聖禅寺)
  • Tō-ji 「東寺」(Official name: Kyō-ō-gokoku-ji 教王護国寺)
  • Ujigami-jinja* 「宇治上神社」

* Site I haven’t visited yet.

 Tenryu-ji

Large abbey 「大方丈 ōhōjō」 at Tenryu-ji, KyotoLarge abbey 「大方丈 ōhōjō」 at Tenryu-ji, Kyoto

Large abbey 「大方丈 ōhōjō」 at Tenryu-ji, Kyoto

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Deano「ヂィノ」 Wormald

Your man in Japan, online since 2009. I used to live in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and travel to Japan at least once a year for three weeks.

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