These cultural/religious edifices of Japan are well preserved in the midst of a bustling technologically advanced city, Kyoto, the formal imperial capital and now the cultural capital of Japan.
 
kiyomizu-dera-1 * Kiyomizu dera Temple at Kyoto * 1024 x 768 * (324KB)
Kiyomizu tera at Kyoto. circa 7 cent. and 1633 (reconstructed)
 
rokuon-ji-golden-pavilion-2 * Rokuon ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto * 768 x 1024 * (286KB)rokuon-ji-golden-pavilion-1 * Rokuon ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto * 768 x 1024 * (306KB)rokuon-ji-golden-pavilion-3 * Rokuon ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto * 768 x 1024 * (273KB)rokuon-ji-golden-pavilion-4 * Rokuon ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto * 1024 x 768 * (335KB)
The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku or the Rokuon-ji Temple) at Kyoto, circa 1220
 
horyuji-4 * Horyuji, Japan's 1st World Cultural Heritage * 766 x 1024 * (169KB)horyuji-5 * Horyuji, Japan's 1st World Cultural Heritage * 766 x 1024 * (377KB)horyuji-3 * Horyuji, Japan's 1st World Cultural Heritage * 766 x 1024 * (165KB)horyuji-6 * Horyuji, Japan's 1st World Cultural Heritage * 1024 x 766 * (401KB)
@ the Horyuji, Japan’s 1st World Cultural Heritage with the 5 storied pagodas (known as Goju-no-To). circa 7th cent.
tenrikyo-2 * Tenrikyo Church, Tenri, Nara * 1024 x 766 * (181KB)
and the new religion at Tenrikyo church at Tenri, since 1838
 

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