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A city in Japan known for the quantity of famous old Buddhist temples and monuments. During the Heian period, it was the capital city (called Heian at the time), and remained the centre of the imperial court even after the military rulers of the Kamakura and later periods established the bakufu government elsewhere. Thus, it attracted the founders of many of the schools of Buddhism that came into existence during the Heian and Kamakura periods as a suitable place for their temples.

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