Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

Apr 3, 2014

Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

The renowned Phoenix Hall at Byodoin Temple in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, threw open its doors to tourists Thursday following the completion of a 1½-year renovation project. The World Heritage site has had its exteriors, including roof bricks and phoenix statues, restored as part of ...

Renovated castle gate reopens

Aug 28, 2013

Renovated castle gate reopens

The renovated Karamon gate at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage site in the city of Kyoto, was opened to the public Wednesday after 1½ years of repair work. Relics of Japan’s tumultuous times after 1867, when the Tokugawa shogunate gave way to Imperial rule ...