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Reflecting its long history as the cultural and religious center of Japan, Kyoto is home to nearly 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. The city's international cultural significance was recognized when 17 historical sites in Kyoto were designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Kyoto is the location of 20% of Japan's national treasures. More than 60 museums throughout the city offer visitors the opportunity to view priceless works of art and important cultural objects.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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