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Located behind the renowned Kiyomizu-dera (a Buddhist temple that is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site), Jishu Shrine is revered as “the Cupid of Japan”. Within its compound, Jishu Shrine houses various gods that one may worship for different “requests”.
Kiyomizudera, also known as the Pure Water Temple is one of more famous temples in Japan. This temple is located up in a hill in the east of Kyoto. One of the things that stands out is the wooden stage in the main hall that is 13 meters above the hill. During the spring period, this will give you an amazing view of the cherry blossom. From the wooden stage, you will also able to see Kyoto city in the distance. Kiyomizudera is also inside the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
The Kasuga Shrine has its own place in Japanese history, but to the average traveler is it hard to ignore the 3000 plus lanterns that litter the entrance path.
Sankeien Garden is a place of beauty and history in Yokohama.
Miyajima island is an island with a stunning floating shrine, giant tori gate and is a world heritage protected site. Top sightseeing spot in all of Japan.
Enoshima may not be as ‘branded’ a place as its illustrious and UNESCO World Heritage Site applicant neighbor Kamakura City but it has got its own charms and elegance.
A part of ‘Shrines and Temples of Nikko’, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this shrine is believed to be one of Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrines.