Japan, Kyoto Guide (B): UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto
For UNESCO World Heritage Site nerds like me, the prefecture of Kyoto, having 16 sites inscribed in the list under "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto", is a wonderland:

Kamigamo Jinja 上賀茂神社
Shimogamo Jinja 下鴨神社
Toji 東寺
Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺
Daigoji 醍醐寺
Ninnaji 仁和寺
Kozanji 高山寺
Saihoji / Koke-dera (Moss Temple) 西芳寺
Tenryuji 天龍寺
Rokuonji / Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 金閣寺
Jishoji / Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) 銀閣寺
Ryoanji 龍安寺
Nishi Honganji 西本願寺
Nijo-jo (Nijo Castle) 二条城
Byodoin 平等院 – located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
Ujigami Jinja 宇治上神社 – located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture

Also part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" list is Enryakuji 延暦寺. This temple is located in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture. 

I would probably need a week to visit all these sites! But we didn't have a week, we only had a day left in Kyoto and we decided to visit the three most popular...and probably the most crowded.
Kiyomizu-dera
清水寺
6AM to 6PM (630PM August and September)
Admission fee: 300 yen

Directions to Kiyomizu-dera: Take bus 86 / 100 / 106 / 110 / 202 / 206 / 207 to Gojozaka or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop. From either stop, it is a 10-minute uphill walk to Kiyomizu-dera.

It was my mistake that I did not read up on Kiyomizu-dera before visiting. Had I done so, I would have spent more time in this temple rather than just ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Kiyomizu-dera   Nijo-jo (Nijo Castle)   Rokuonji / Kinkakuji  
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on author's website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.md/2017/06/kiyomizudera-nijo-castle-kinkakuji-unesco-kyoto.html

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