French: Monuments historiques de l'ancienne Kyoto (villes de Kyoto, Uji et Otsu)
The Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) is a World Heritage site in Japan defined by the UNESCO in 1994 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 77 (170, 649) in our monthly survey..

"Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens, which has influenced landscape gardening the world over."
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