Iconic monuments of Kyoto


If you are planning a trip to Japan in the near future, be sure to check out the iconic monuments of Kyoto. There are a number of things to see, from the Yasaka-jinja Shrine to the Kodai-ji Temple. But there are also a lot of other beautiful sites to visit in the city.

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The Kiyomizu-dera is one of the best places to see in Kyoto, but it's not the only place to go. Check out the newest landmark to be added to the city's roster. For those in the market for some retail therapy, don't overlook the Nishiki market, a popular draw with tourists. There is a reason the city is often dubbed Japan's kitchen. Here you will find a plethora of nifty foodie finds from the ubiquitous bento box to the gastronomical - and not so gastronomical. If you're not in the market for a meal, then a smattering of kooky kebab shops are sure to keep you occupied.

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In fact, if you are looking for a fun way to spend the day, you can take a spin on the metro and be at the aforementioned Nishiki Market in no time. You'll be spoiled for choice with over a hundred to choose from, with each shop offering something a little different and unique.

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Kodai-ji Temple

There are many iconic monuments in Kyoto. Kodai-ji Temple is located in Hiashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The temple belongs to Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. It is the largest sub-temple of the Kennin-ji branch.

The temple has a stroll garden. One of the main attractions in Kodai-ji Temple is its illumination events. Several times a year, there is a special nighttime illumination. Also, there are several 3D projection mapping shows.

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This temple is also a good place to view cherry blossoms. It has a stroll garden, a dry landscape garden, and a Zen rock garden. In addition, there is a beautiful pond, called Soryu-ike, surrounded by rabbit-ear irises.

A classic stroll-style garden surrounds the pond. If you are in the area during spring or summer, you can enjoy the colorful blooms.

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Kodai-ji Temple is one of the most important sightseeing destinations in Kyoto. The temple has special nighttime illumination events. At certain times of the year, the temple has illuminations that highlight the historical buildings of the temple.