|Above, the stage of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If you are fascinated by Japan's Buddhist heritage and would like to see some of the best Buddhist temples, Japan Info Swap has a list of the five best ones in Kansai.
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If you fancy spending a day or two checking out the beauty and serenity of some of Japan’s finest Buddhist temples, it’s worth heading to the Kansai region. There are over 2000 temples in Kansai, many of them UNESCO listed heritage sites attracting yearly visitors from across the globe.
The oldest part of Japan, Kansai is rich in history and culture. The earliest people arrived in the region around 10,000 years ago. Buddhism was introduced by Chinese travellers in the 6th century and spread throughout the country. It’s Japan’s second most popular religion after Shinto.
Here are five of the best temples to visit in Kansai…
Of the five, the first one was also featured in a Godzilla movie in 1993.
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