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There are more than 30,000 "Oinari san", Inari Shrines in Japan. They have a red Torii gate as the entrance to the sacred area and statues of white foxes, which are messengers from "Inari", the shinto god of ...

Kyoto Shrines – FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA

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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, temple of the Golden Pavilion) and the garden complex was built in Kyoto by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1409) for his retirement in 1394. On Yoshimitsu's death, his son turned the building ...

Kyoto Temples – KINKAKUJI the Golden Pavilion

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There are lots of Temples in Kyoto but this is one of my favorites. The SANJUSANGENDO was originally built by the Emperor Goshirakawa (1126-91) in 1164. It burnt down and was rebuilt in 1266. It is located 15 ...

Kyoto Temples – SANJUSANGENDO

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