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The top two sacred places in Kyoto

Kurama & Kibune

Kyoto has many places that are called spiritual places, but Kurama Temple and Kibune Shrine are in a class of their own. Kurama Temple is on Mt. Kurama and Kifune Shrine can be found …morea hiking distance from there.

The historical and mystical spot of Kurama Temple is depicted in many books and poems, and it is still considered a special place today. At Kifune Shrine, special dining platforms where visitors can enjoy Kyoto cuisine and the refreshing natural scenery are built over the river in summer, while in winter it is specially illuminated at night on days when it snows.

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