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    Travel News Hidden Christian sites added to World Heritage list

    Twelve locations in Kyushu linked to the history of the hidden Christians have been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Shitsu Church in Nagasaki (Photo credit: TBS VISION, Inc) Oura Cathedral in Nagasaki (Photo credit: Nagasaki Prefecture) UNESCO adds Japanese sites linked...
  2. Kiyomizudera

    Kiyomizudera

    The niōmon (仁王門, lit. Niō gate) at the entrance to the Kiyomizudera temple complex
  3. Kiyomizudera

    Kiyomizudera

    The niōmon (仁王門, lit. Niō gate) at the entrance to the Kiyomizudera temple complex
  4. Kiyomizudera

    Kiyomizudera

    The main hall of Kiyomizudera
  5. Kiyomizudera Temple

    Travel Kiyomizudera Temple

    Kiyomizudera (清水寺 “Clear Water Temple”) is a temple of the Hossō sect of Buddhism. It is located on a high hill in the Higashiyama Ward of Kyoto. Officially called Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺), it was founded around 788 by the monk Enchin with the support of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758-811)...
  6. Ryoanji Temple

    Travel Ryoanji Temple

    The Ryoanji temple (竜安寺 or 龍安寺, Ryōan-ji, “Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”) is a temple in the Ukyō Ward of Kyoto, belonging to the Myōshinji branch of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. It is most famous for its rock garden in the karesansui (枯山水, “dry landscape”) style. Among its patrons were the...
  7. Todaiji Temple

    Travel Todaiji Temple

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a significant monastery-temple belonging to the Kegon sect of Buddhism. It was erected by order of Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇, 701-756) in the eastern part of Nara...
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