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Featured in many ukiyo-e paintings by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
The style of the architecture derived from the aristocratic villas of Kyoto.
There is a memorial to Sadako Sasaki here, who believed that if she could fold 1000 cranes she could be cured of her illness.
Atomic Bomb Dome
It was featured in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".
Used to be known for its silkworm production.
Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama
Believers in Kannon used to jump from this structure in hopes that their prayers would be answered.
Famous for its 'Nightingale Corridors' that have a built in alarm system.
Painstakingly reconstructed in 1955 after being burnt to the ground by a novice monk.
Within walking distance of Kinkaku Temple.
The garden features the Sea of Silvery Sand, representing the famous West Lake in China, and the Moon Viewing Platform, which could reprsent Mt. Fuji.
Hosts one of the oldest and largest markets in Japan on the 21st of every month.
It is the model for other Pure Land gardens.
There is a 'healing pillar' with a hole the size of buddha's nostril. Crawling through it is said to bring salvation.
The only original structure to survive is the 3-storey pagoda.
Founded by Kukai, posthumously known as Kobo Daishi.