#travelstories Pagodas are temples/ sacred buildings in the Hindu and Buddhist religion. They have many tiers and are found all over India and East Asia. Yasaka Pagoda is the third tallest pagoda in Kyoto, Japan. Although no one knows the specifics, it is rumored that it was built in 592 by the prince at the time. The pagoda has been destroyed by fire and had to be rebuilt several times. The one standing today was built in 1440 by Yoshinori Ashikaga.
Yasaka Pagoda is not always open to the public but when it is, the second floor is said to have beautiful views of Kyoto. It costs 400 yen or $3.73 US dollars. The easiest way of getting here is by bus. It takes 17 minutes to get from the Kyoto station to the Kiyomizumichi station and the pagoda is an additional 5 miles.
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