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Kyoto, Shinkansen, high-speed train between Tokyo and Kyoto

  Kyoto mountains   Kyoto fall colors
   
Kyoto, Gion (Geisha district)   Kyoto, tea houses   Kyoto, torii (gate) to Shinto shrine that served as an excuse to go to the Geisha district

   
Kyoto, young girls in traditional kimono   Kyoto, Geisha (Geiko)   Kyoto, Geisha hair, make-up and bare nape

   
Kyoto, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion Temple) is contrasted with Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion Temple), original 1397, rebuilt 1955

  Kyoto, Kinkakuji is on the grounds of the Rokuonji (Deer Garden) complex   Kyoto, Rokuonji grounds
   
Kyoto, Rokuonji grounds tea house, traditional roof

  Kyoto, Rokuonji grounds   Kyoto, Rokuonji grounds
   
Kyoto, Ryoan-ji (Temple of the Peaceful Dragon), Zen temple   Kyoto, Ryoan-ji, Zen dry garden of raked gravel around 15 boulders with moss (1400s)

  Kyoto, Ryoan-ji, Zen dry garden
   
Kyoto, cleansing water next to Ryoan-ji

  Kyoto, Ryoan-ji grounds   Kyoto, Ryoan-ji grounds
   
Kyoto, area surounding Kiyomizu-dera   Kyoto, gate to Kiyomizu-dera   Kyoto, torii (gate) to Shinto shrine for matchmaking near Kiyomizu-dera

   
Kyoto, entrance to pagoda near Kiyomizu-dera   Kyoto, pagoda near Kiyomizu-dera   Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera, Buddhist temple made without nails, original built in 798, current built in 1633
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