Golden Hall and Five-storied Pagoda of Hōryū-ji are Japan's National Treasures. Hōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara prefecture, Japan. It was registered as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area".
Unlike ultra-modern Tokyo, Kyoto has retained much of its traditional Japanese character. Once the western capital of Japan, Kyoto is a city of numerous shrines and geishas, memorized in the Memoires of a Geisha bestseller and eponymous Hollywood produc