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Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto∏s ancient Imperial Palace served as the residence of the emperor of Japan
for over one thousand years, from the Heian era to the beginning of the Meiji era.
The history of the current Imperial gardens extends from 500 years ago,
in the time of the Kogon emperor. Open to the general public twice a year,
in the Spring & Autumn.
Take the number 51 city bus from Shijo-Karasuma to Karasuma-Imadegawa,
and walk for 5 minutes.

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The Golden Pavilion

The full name of Kinkakuji is ∪Rokuon-Kinkaku∩. It was originally
built in 1397 as a mountain retreat ∪Kitayamadono∩ by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu,
the 3rd shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate.
It was destroyed by fire in 1950 but was rebuilt five years later.
All of the gold leaf was replaced by 1987.
Take the number 12 city bus from Shijo-Karasuma to ∪Kinkakuji-mae∩.
It∏s just by the bus stop.

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

One of Kyoto∏s best-known temples, Kiyomizu-dera∏s veranda stage provides
a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery.
Just below the main hall is the ∪Otowa-no-taki∩ waterfall,
where you can take a drink with the long-handled dippers.
Take the number 207 city bus from Shijo-Karasuma to ∪Kiyomizu-michi∩,
and walk for 10 minutes.

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Arashiyama boasts many sights of its own, even for Kyoto.
The area surrounding the famous Togetsukyo bridge, which spans the Ooigawa river,
holds particular fascination for a great number of people,
who enjoy the scenery of the changing seasons.
The crimson leaves in Autumn are especially beautiful.
Take the number 11 city bus from Shijo-Karasuma to ∪Arashiyama∩.
It∏s just by the bus stop.

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