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Enryaku-ji Temple

Enryaku-ji Temple

Located on Mount Hiei in Otsu, Enryaku-ji Temple overlooks all of Kyoto from its serene mountaintop home. This Tendai-sect monastery was founded in 788..

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Kongorin-ji Temple

Kongorin-ji Temple

Kongorinji Temple is a peaceful place of respite off the well-beaten path. Venture outside of the popular tourist spots of Kyoto and you’ll find that..

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Shirahige Shrine 12

Shirahige Shrine

Cathy Cawood

The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of..

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Okishima

Okishima

Chris Glenn

Okishima is unique as the only inhabited lake in Japan and it’s long history is even more unique. The 450 residents descended ..

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