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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Remains of Rajōmon Gate||2020||2.4km||site_ao|
|Starbucks Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya||2020||2.3km||site_ao|
|Ukiyoe Small Museum||2018||2.1km||site_ao|
|Kyoto’s Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine Can Make Or Break Your Relationship||2017||2.2km||site_ao|
|Statues of Jizo Are Dressed in Bibs By Grieving Parents||2017||2.1km||site_ao|
|Fushimi Inari Shrine Ceremonial Hall||1.5km||site_brutalism|
|Cultural Center (today: Rohm Theater)||1957||3.9km||site_brutalism|
|The Million Yen Temple Experience: Kyoto’s Ninnaji||2020||4.7km||post|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.