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Aesthetic perfection.  Anything I might add is redundant; you have to see it to believe it.  Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion,  subject of an arson attack by a psychotic monk and the title of Mishima's novel about the fire; well worth reading before you go.  Where else do they cut the grass with scissors and their trees with small secateurs?  Who else rakes their gravel gardens to destroy and recreate a work of art each day? 

Imperial Palace Nijo Castle Kinkaku-ji Ryoanji
Katsura Rikyu Kyoto Station Arashiyama Heian Shrine
Ginkaku-ji Philosophers' Path Higashiyama Kiyomizudera
Gion Kyoto Images Chushojima Fushimi Inari
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