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Address: Horikawadori Hanayamachi-sagaru, Kyoto 600-8501, Kyoto Prefecture
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We say this as part of our tour of Kyoto. The gate was well maintained and rather imposing. I recommend coming here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We say this as part of our tour of Kyoto. The gate was well maintained and rather imposing. I recommend coming here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Tucked down a side street on the south side of Nishi Hongwanji is the Karamon gate, ranked as a national treasure by the Japanese government it is of the style and magnifigance of the great shrine at Nikko. Very elaborate carvings, bright colors, lavish use of gold, yes it is a treasure. The very good is that you will probably... More 

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