Kyoto was the capital of Imperial Japan for more than a thousand years.
A view of the pagoda of Kiyomizu-dera.
Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple.
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.
Aoi Matsuri is celebrated every May 15th.