京都の観光地特集! Special features of tourist spots in Kyoto!

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List of tourist spots in Shimogyo-ku

Bukkoji Temple

Bukkoji Temple

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Bukko-ji Temple is a temple of the Shinshu Bukko-ji sect located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. It is said that when the temple base was located in Shibutani, Kyoto, it was far more powerful than Honganji, another Jodo Shinshu sect.

Kyoto Daijingu Shrine

Kyoto Daijingu Shrine

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The Kyoto Daijingu Shrine was built as a facility for people who could not visit the Ise Shrine, which had been popular since the end of the Edo period (1603-1868), to worship at the Ise Shrine in all prefectures in Japan after the Meiji Restoration.

The area around Kyoto station

The area around Kyoto station

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When I arrived at Kyoto Station in Jr, the first thing I saw was Kyoto station. The area around Kyoto station was undeveloped and there were few places to play, but in recent years, the area has been re-developed and there are many places to enjoy.

Kyoto Aquarium

Kyoto Aquarium

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The Kyoto Aquarium is a new topic in Hichijoumekoji Park, and it is very crowded with children and students every day. Because there is no sea in Kyoto City, this facility which can touch the living thing of the sea is valuable.

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

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Nishi Hongan-ji temple is simply referred to as the Honganji temple, and is the Honzan of Jodo Shinshu Hongan-ji Temple sect. Nishi Honganji is a common name, the official name is Ryukoku mountain Hongan-ji.

Kosho-ji Temple

Kosho-ji Temple

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Kosho Temple is said to have Shinran built in Yamashiro country Yamashirogo in 1212. The temple is the head of the Kosho sect of Shinshu. The atmosphere of the building of the Kosho Temple is similar to the neighboring Nishi Hongan temple, but it is another temple.

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

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Higashi Hongan-ji temple is the head temple of the Jodo-Shin Otani sect, and is a temple with a strong faith color unlike the so-called sightseeing temples in Kyoto.

Gion Festival Yamabokojunko

Gion Festival Yamabokojunko

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The biggest event in the summer in Kyoto is the Gion festival. The Gion festival continues with Yoiyoiyama, Yoiyama and Yamabokojunko, and at the Yamahoko circumambulation of July 17 (the previous festival) and July 24 (the after festival) each year, the Yama and the Hoko that were prepared in each town parade the center of Kyoto.

Gion Festival Yoiyama

Gion Festival Yoiyama

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The Gion festival is the biggest event of the summer in Kyoto. "Maematsuri" at July 16 and "Atomatsuri" at July 23 that they take place the day before the Yamabokojunko, and they are called Yoiyama.

Umekoji Locomotive Museum

Umekoji Locomotive Museum

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The Umekoji Locomotive Museum, which was in the corner of Umekoji Park until August 2015, consisted of "steam locomotive exhibition Hall" utilizing the fan type and turntable of the former Umekoji engine depot, and "Materials exhibition hall" reconstructed and restored the old Nijo station building.

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