For the fave on Byodoin Temple - Kyoto.
</B> This Buddhist temple in Kyoto, dates back to In 1052. Basically, it's a 1000 year old structure. I love the contrast. I rode two subway trains and took a short bus ride to get there. Buddhism and Shintoism exist not only side-by-side in Japan, people see no real conflict between the religions. There were, of course, some conflicts, but nothing like the wars in Europe and the Middle East over religion. It's a stark contrast whereas in the Christian/Judeo/Islamic traditions, they kill each other over minor differences in dogma.