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House of Line

House of Line

4.6/59 Reviews
Famous Residences
Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

4.5/51,178 Reviews
Historical Architecture
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
8:45-16:00 (the castle is closed at 17:00); July and August opening hours 8:00-18:00 (the castle is closed at 19:00); September opening hours 8:00-16:00 ( The castle is closed at 17:00) (Local time)
Once the acting residence of the Tokugawa shoguns while in Kyoto, Nijo Castle is also serves as a symbol of the power of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The castle is surrounded by high walls and a moat, with the inside rooms connected by a corridor installed with the famous "nightingale floors". These floors were designed to make a chirping sound when walked upon so as to prevent intruding assassins at night. The castle opens in the evening during cherry blossom season, attracting flocks of visitors to view the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
Todaiji

Todaiji

4.6/5955 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Temple
April-September 7:30-17:30, October 7:30-17:00, November-February 8:00-16:30, March 8:00-17:00 (Local time)
Todaij, located on the east side of Nara, boasts a history of over 1,200 years. As one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, it has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. Jianzhen, an eminent monk of the Tang Dynasty in China, set up the temple here as the ordination hall for monks. The large bronze Buddha and the reconstructed East Hall are must-see attractions.
Ben's House

Ben's House

4.3/53 Reviews
Famous Residences
Minume Shrine

Minume Shrine

4/53 Reviews
Historical Site
Other Places of Worship
Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine

4.5/5803 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
April - September 6:00-18:00, October - March 6:30-17:00. (Local time)
A local Shinto shrine, Kasuga Grand Shrine has a history of thousands of years and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was founded by the powerful Fujiwara family and is dedicated to four guardian spirits of the Fujiwara family. It is now an important place of worship in Japan. White deer are said to be the messengers of gods, of which this site has many. Visitors here can walk among the deer along the Kasuga Grand Shrine omotesando and immerse themselves in the nature of the surrounding ancient trees.
Goshikizuka Tomb

Goshikizuka Tomb

4.1/58 Reviews
Cemetery
Ryoanji

Ryoanji

4.4/5285 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Local time)
Ryoan-ji is a temple of Zen Buddhism within the northwest a part of the city whose name manner 'temple of the peaceful dragon'. Zen and lay visitors alike experience a feel of calm right here (despite the thousands of other people also right here to enjoy that equal feel of calm). Of word right here is the Zen rock lawn inside the temple's grounds, which incorporates 15 rocks blanketed with moss on a bed of flawlessly raked white gravel. They may be placed so that visitors can handiest see 14 rocks from any perspective. Earlier than getting into a temple, it is standard to use the basin in the front to scrub hands and mouth to purify yourself.
Ginkakuji

Ginkakuji

4.4/5409 Reviews
Temple
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
March-November 8:30-17:00, December-February 9:00-16:30, all year round. (Local time)
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ginkakuji was originally built as a villa for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and modeled after Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) The temple has two floors. The first floor, built in the same style as Saihoji Temple, is called Shinku-den, and the second floor Cho-onkaku is dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Despite its nickname as the Silver Pavilion, the exterior of the temple was never actually covered in silver, but rather painted white instead. The garden is comprised of the Silver Pavilion, Togudo Temple (East Seeking Hall), and a pond, accompanying a white sand garden representing the sea and waves.
Ogo Castle

Ogo Castle

4.3/53 Reviews
Historical Site
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