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Hokanji Temple

Paris has its Eiffel Tower.  London has its Big Ben.  Every great city has its icons, and Kyoto has several.  Take a tour of Hokanji Temple - also known as the Yasaka Pagoda.  It's one of the city's most historical landmarks and a must-see for any visitor to Kyoto.
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Kiyomizu Temple

The cherry blossom, or sakura, is Japan's most beloved and celebrated flower.  One of the best places in Kyoto to view sakura is at the famous Kiyomizu Temple, where you can feel the spirit of spring and the centuries-old traditions of this historic temple.  Take a springtime tour of Kiyomizu-dera.
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Gojōzaka Pottery Fair

For centuries, the kilns of the Goj┼Ź district in eastern Kyoto have fired some of the finest pottery & porcelain in Japan.  The shops associated with these kilns host a grand four-day pottery fair every year from Aug 7th to Aug 10th.  Take a tour of the Gojōzaka Pottery Fair and discover the variety of Kyoto ceramics.
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Tamba Pottery Fair

Tamba is known as one of the six ancient pottery centers in Japan, and kilns have fired there for over 800 years.  Every year on the third weekend of October, the Tamba-Tachikui pottery fair is held.  The entire pottery village opens its doors, and kilns, to visitors interested the rustic charm of Tamba ware.
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Tōfukuji Temple

Nearing the end of November, the mountains surrounding Kyoto become a palate of vibrant red, orange, and yellow.  It is the season for momiji, or Japanese maple leaves.  One highly recommended place for viewing momiji is Tōfukuji Temple - a true taste of Kyoto framed by a backdrop of autumn colors.
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