Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

The Historical Monuments of Ancient Kyoto is counted as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, these are 17 locations around and in Kyoto.  Most of these 17 places are temples. When visiting Kyoto you should try and have a chance to visit some of these sights. These include, Kamo shrine which is Kyotos oldest Temple, Kiyomizu-Dera which is considered Kyotos biggest tourist attraction and Nijo Castel which is a old Japanese style Castle.

 

Kōzan-ji

This Temple was made around 1100 – 1300 some of the buildings have burned and been build again but the oldest of the buildings is said to date back around that time. The temple is surrounded by forest giving it a feel of nature and tranquility. The Temple is also known for having numerous National treasures. All these truly make it a sight to see.

Address:

8 Umegahata Toganoocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8295, Kyoto

Opening hours:

8: 30 - 17: 00

Cost:

800 yen

Website http://www.kosanji.com/

 

Ujigami Shrine:

The shrine is from around 1100 it has known as oldest example of nagare-zukuri style building as well as the oldest standing Shinto shrine in Japan.

Address:

59 Uji Yamada, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto

Cost:

Free

Byōdō-in

Unfortunately, most of the buildings at the Temple have been burned in wars. The Remaining building that is called the Phoenix hall. Picture of the bell tower at the Temple is displayed in a 10 yen coin.

Address:

116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto

Opening Hours:

Garden: 8:30 to 17:30 (LO 17:15)

Museum: 9:30 to 17:00

Inside of Hoo-do 9:30 to 16:10

Cost:

Adult 600yen, Juniorhighschool and high school students 400 yen and Elementary school student 300 yen

Website http://www.byodoin.or.jp/en/index.html

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