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“Because there are many temple and shrine in Kyoto, I am bewildered where I should go.”

“Because I don’t have much time, I want to see the sights of only the famous temple and shrine.”

Recommended places are ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’ in such a case. d(*゚ー゚*)

↓The article of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’ is here↓

Contents:

  1. About World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’ 
  2. About 17 places of temples and shrines designated to world heritage

1.About World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’ 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) encompasses 17 locations in Japan, within the city of Kyoto and its immediate vicinity. The locations are in three cities: Kyotoand Uji in Kyoto Prefecture; and Ōtsu in Shiga Prefecture; Uji and Ōtsu border Kyoto to the south and north, respectively. Of the monuments, 13 are Buddhist temples; three are Shinto shrines; and one is a castle. The properties include 38 buildings designated by the Japanese government as National Treasures, 160 properties designated as Important Cultural Properties, eight gardens designated as Special Places of Scenic Beauty, and four designated asPlaces of Scenic Beauty. UNESCO listed the site as World Heritage in 1994.
引用(citation):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Monuments_of_Ancient_Kyoto_(Kyoto,_Uji_and_Otsu_Cities)

These temples and shrines and the Japanese garden has been designated as a national treasures and special scenic spot.

2.About 17 places of temples and shrines designated to world heritage

・MAP of 17 places

17 places of temples and shrines of Kyoto are designated in ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’.

・賀茂別雷神社(Kamigamo-jinja Shrine)

↓Visit article of Kamigamo-jinja Shrine is here↓

Main hall and provisional hall have been designated as a national treasure.
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・賀茂御祖神社(Shimogamo-jinja Shrine)

↓Visit article of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine is here↓

Higashi-Honden (an east main hall) and Nishi-Honden (a west main hall) have been designated a national treasure.
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www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp
 
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・教王護国寺(東寺)(To-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of To-ji Temple is here↓

Main hall and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure.
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・清水寺(Kiyomizu-dera Temple)

↓Visit article of Kiyomizu-dera Temple is here↓

Main hall has been designated as a national treasure.
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・延暦寺(Enryaku-ji Temple)

Main hall has been designated as a national treasure.
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・醍醐寺(Daigo-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Daigo-ji Temple is here↓

Main hall and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure. In addition, the Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・仁和寺(Ninna-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Ninna-ji Temple is here↓

Main hall has been designated as a national treasure.
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・平等院(Byodo-in Temple)

↓Visit article of Byodo-in Temple is here↓

Ho-o-do Hall has been designated as a national treasure.
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・宇治上神社(Ujigami-jinja Shrine)

↓Visit article of Ujigami-jinja Shrine is here↓

Main hall and worship hall have been designated as a national treasure.
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・高山寺(Kosan-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Kosan-ji Temple is here↓

Sekisui-in (Gosho-do) has been designated as a national treasure.
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・西芳寺(苔寺)(Saiho-ji Temple(Koke-dera Temple))

↓Visit article of Saiho-ji Temple(Koke-dera Temple) is here↓

The Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.(A reservation must be made beforehand in order to visit this garden.)
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・天龍寺(Tenryu-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Tenryu-ji Temple is here↓

The Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・鹿苑寺(金閣寺)(Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple))

↓Visit article of Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple)is here↓

The Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・慈照寺(銀閣寺)(Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji) Temple)

↓Visit article of Jisho-ji Temple (Ginkaku-ji) is here↓

Ginkaku (Silver Pavilion) and Togudo Hall have been designated as a national treasure. In addition, the Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・龍安寺(Ryoan-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Ryoan-ji Temple(Koke-dera Temple) is here↓

The Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・本願寺(西本願寺)(Nishi Hongwan-ji Temple)

↓Visit article of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple is here↓

Main hall and large number of buildings have been designated as a national treasure. In addition, the Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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・二条城(Nijo-jo Castle)

↓Visit article of Nijo-jo Castle is here↓

Ninomaru-goten (six buildings) has been designated as a national treasure. In addition, the Japanese garden has been designated as a special scenic spot.
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