Kyoto – the ancient capital of Japan

Japan is not only loved by chic cherry blossoms and bustling modern cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, etc. The ancient capital of Kyoto, which is more than 1000 years old One of the top travel destinations of Japan.

Kyoto – a true ancient city, no skyscrapers, modern buildings. In return, the ancient capital preserved many historical and cultural relics both physical and spiritual (non-material). Kyoto is the embodiment of ancient Japan, legendary with slow pace, peaceful, harmonious. More than half of Kyoto’s temples, temples and ancient temples are concentrated in Kyoto. Low house, hidden and interwoven fruit trees, narrow streets, many bicycles, fewer cars; Humans are very liberal and have a striking feature of walking.

Come to the ancient capital of Kyoto you will discover: 14 Buddhist temples include Kyogokoku-ji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Enryaku Temple, Daigo Temple, Ninna Temple, Byodo-in Temple, Kozan Temple, Temple Saiho moss, Tenryu Temple, Rokuon Temple (Kinkakuji Golden Temple), Jisho Temple (Ginkakuji Silver Pagoda), Ryoan Temple, Nishi Hongan Temple; Three Shinto temples include: Kamigamo Shrine, Shimogamo Shrine, Ujigami Shrine; And the castle is Nijo Castle. At any temple or temple you can feel the beauty of the place as well as the many traditional culture of the country’s sunrise.

Kyoto has 14 temples recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritages, including Kiyomizu Temple (meaning Pure Water) – one of the most beautiful temples in the world. Built in 778 on the hill of Otawa, Kiyomizu Pagoda worship thousands of hands. This Oriental architectural masterpiece is made of wood with 139 large, solid columns that are solid. After the pagoda there are waterfalls flowing down the path into three lines, symbolizing the aspirations of people – it is love, health and money. Visitors come here in a dignified manner, holding the mouth of the sacred water from the cliffs, while drinking just glass of prayer.

In the temple there is Jishu temple worship God Love, there are two small rocks about 18m apart. Male nuns to Jishu temple often close their eyes, going from one stone to the other. Who reaches the destination will definitely find his half in life.

One of the most famous temples in the world is Kinkaku-ji, also known as Rokuon-ji, Deer Park Pagoda, Deer Park, Gow Gold Temple … built in 1397. Kinkaku is one of the buildings in the temple. – is a 3-storey building that illuminates the Kyoko-chi lake, also known as the Glass Temple. Originally only the second floor and 3rd floor gold floor. The name of the Golden Pagoda has such origins.

To visit the temple, the space is also flooded with sacred gold, not illusory. When the lights are on, Kinkaku is more prominent, yellow glowing blue sky. Sophistication and sophistication reflected in the impressive position between the main yellow of the pagoda, the pure blue of the lake, the blue of the trees, the blue sky, the charm of the sky, the charm of enchanting . Kinkaku’s landscape changes not only season by season but also month by day; Even every hour. Each moment has its own beauty, splendid, beautiful, quiet, secret …

To Kyoto, one can not fail to mention Nishiki – “Kyoto Kitchen”, “The Capital of Traditional Japanese Meals”, this is one of the most beautiful and ancient markets of the country of Migratory. Colorful brightly colored tile stalls with hundreds of stalls facing each other, selling all kinds of food; From average to high, from seafood to agricultural products, food. Types of pickles, fish ayu (relatives with salmon), extremely expensive matsubagai, various kinds of tofu (tofu), fish skin Fugu, fish eggs, seaweed, fried eel bone, vegetables and carp ferment…

In addition, Kyoto has many bars, cafes are extremely cute. Who likes the vibrant atmosphere, youthful to the karaoke room super. Karaoke is a popular entertainment around the world originated from Japan …

Along with many other temples, Sanjusangendo (Temple 33 pagoda) is one of the jewels of Japan, famous for its thousands of true-size Guan Yin Buddhas, with cypress, lacquer, lacquer and inlaid. Yes. These statues are shielded by the longest wooden monument in the country over the years.

This place also has a beautiful, extremely romantic and fanciful. It is a picture of Yasaka temple with characteristic lanterns. This temple is located in the Gion area with a gate, overlooking a major avenue of Kyoto, where the main Kyoto people come to the pilgrimage and worship ceremony, and the New Year’s Eve and New Year festivities. Cherry Blossom.

Located in central Kyoto, the Imperial Palace of Kyoto is famous for its minimalist Japanese architecture. The Royal Katsura Villa, located in western Kyoto, is considered one of the most beautiful examples of architecture, especially the traditional Japanese gardens, the artificial hills and the curved arch bridge. Crossing the romantic lake.

The Shugakuin Royal Villa was built in the 17th century and is home to the Emperor Go-Mizunoo, located at the foothills of the Higashiyama Mountains, with three villas at different heights in a beautiful garden. As royal paintings connected by roads and surrounded by paddy fields.

Kyoto also has many interesting things such as cruising on the Katsura River, exploring Maruyama Park; Wander around the old town or village streets, admire the Royal Gardens Katsura Rikyu, admire the palace and royal villas …

Perhaps the capital of Kyoto to understand the Japanese personality. A little bit of feudalism and religion, but the rule and discipline are few and far between. Clean-beautiful-peaceful and ancient is the impression of Kyoto left in the heart of visitors.

By: Travel Great

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