Kyoto (E)

We made it to Kyoto. This city boasts with no less than 17 (!) Unesco world heritage sites and countless temples and shrines. Culture was the name of the game! During our 5 day visit we visited Nijō-jō, a castle built in 1603. Or the Kiyomizu-dera temple with its enormous veranda, Chion-in (another temple) with the largest bell of Japan (weighing colossal 70 tons), the Ninna-ji temple featuring a five-story Pagoda and the Fushimi-Inari Taisha (Shintō Shrine) with its myriads of orange Torii (gates). Furthermore we visited the famous bamboo forest of Arashiyama and admired the the modern train station of Kyoto.

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