Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) encompasses 17 locations in Japan within the city of Kyoto and its immediate vicinity. In 794, the Japanese imperial family moved the capital to Heian-kyō. The locations are in three cities: Kyoto and Uji in [Kyoto Prefecture]]; and Ōtsu in Shiga Prefecture; Uji and Ōtsu border Kyoto to the south and north, respectively. Of the monuments, 13 are Buddhist temples, three are Shinto shrines, and one is a castle. The properties include 38 buildings designated by the Japanese government as National Treasures, 160 properties designated as Important Cultural Properties, eight gardens designated as Special Places of Scenic Beauty, and four designated as Places of Scenic Beauty. UNESCO listed the site as World Heritage in 1994.
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Kansai region, Honshu, Japan|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iv)|
|Inscription||1994 (18th Session)|
|Area||1,056 ha (2,610 acres)|
|Buffer zone||3,579 ha (8,840 acres)|