Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)


Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji)Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion
Ginkakuji (the Silver Pavilion) and the Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion) ©Japan Photo Encyclopedia 2005

Date of Inscription: 1994
Criteria: C (ii) (iv)


Brief Description


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.


Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
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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Report of the 17th Session of the Committee


Advisory Body Evaluation




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World Heritage in Kyoto (Kyoto Prefecture) Tourist information


World Heritage Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Preservation of Curtural Properties Section, City of Kyoto)


Kyoto Prefecture


UNESCO World Heritage Website


Japan Endless Discovery (JNTO Website)

Visiting Japan Links (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)


Web Japan World Heritage in Japan



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