10 Photos: Kyoto

Kyoto was the capital of Imperial Japan for more than a thousand years.

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A view of the pagoda of Kiyomizu-dera.

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Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple.

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Ryoan-ji, the Temple of the Dragon at Peace, is a Zen temple. ” It is a fine example of kare-sansui (dry landscape), a type of Japanese Zen temple garden design featuring large rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation.

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Wasabi-coated nuts

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Aoi Matsuri is celebrated every May 15th.


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