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The Zen garden in Shunko-In Temple, established in 1590.  
Credit: Nathan Borchelt 
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A roof detail in a temple within the Myoshin-Ji complex.  
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Another detail within the 46-temple Myoshin-Ji complex.  
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Myoshin-Ji sits in northwestern Kyoto, a bit removed from the center of town, but close to such famed attractions as the rock garden of Ryoan-Ji, the golden pagoda of Kinkaku-ji, and the temple of Ninna-Ji.  
Credit: Nathan Borchelt 
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A detail at Ninna-Ji, the World Heritage-listed temple dating back to the 9th century.  
Credit: Nathan Borchelt 
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Detail of a shrine gate in central Kyoto.  
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Detail of the large Heian Jingu Shrine.  
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Empty sake drums at Heian Jingu. Alcohol serves as one of the purification elements in Shinto faith, along with water, salt, fire, and sand.  
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A statue alongside the inner sanctum of Kifune Shrine.  
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Gold-leaf details of Heian Jingu Shrine and Higashi Honganji Temple.  
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