Kyoto is the ancient city properly, no skyscrapers, modern buildings. In return, the former capital is preserved many historical, cultural and even spiritual material (intangible). Kyoto Japan embodies the ancient, legendary slow pace of life, peaceful, peaceful. An estimated more than half of temples, palaces, ancient palace of Japan are concentrated in Kyoto. Low home, hiding out and mix fruits, narrow street trails, many bicycle, less car; minded people and have a characterized that love walking.
Kyoto is located on the island of Honshu – Japan’s largest island, with an area of 228,000 km2. Both the Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji … also located on this island. Kyoto has 14 temples recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. Kiyomizu (meaning pure water line) is one of the world’s most beautiful temple, built in 778 on the hill Otawa, worship Buddha Quan m thousand hands. Oriental architectural marvels are mostly made of wood with 139 massive columns, elegant but robust. After the temple with waterfall down the path into 3 lines, representing the aspirations of the people – that is, love, health and money. Visitors to this solemn queue, holding shells inspired sacred waters from the cliff, both drinking and sincere prayer. In Jishu shrine temple worship with love, with two small rocks spaced about 18m. Young men and women to Jishu Shrine often blindly, going from rock to rock the other. Who to certain destination will find your second half of life. Many devotees believe that jumping from the temple down hill (20 meters), if the survivors will live long, healthy. Before being banned completely because dangerous, 234 fanatics have done this reckless act and 34 people have been killed! Fall, Kiyomizu put on her coat woven with thousands of maple, red brilliant strangely beautiful.
Kinkaku-ji aka Rokuon-ji, Temple Deer Park, Deer Park, Pagoda, Temple Guardian of the Golden … built in 1397. Kinkaku is one of the structures in the temple – is a 3-storey building reflected on lake Kyoko- chi, also called Dear Tri. Initially only the 2nd and 3rd floor walls inlaid with pure gold. Guarding the Golden Temple Names such origin. Currently, the entire wall surface 3 floors, both inside and outside were covered in gold. On the sunny autumn afternoon or the night of the full moon, yellow shiny profusely flowing into the water jade make up the picture wearing a surreal mystery. Visit temples, well lit space sacred gold, unreal. When lights up, Kinkaku increasingly prominent, bright yellow blue sky. The sophisticated and elaborate demonstrated by its position between yellow impressive pagoda mainstream, pure blue of the lake, the green of the trees untouched, blue of the sky from which vợi, have charms to dazzle . Kinkaku change the landscape of not only seasonal but every month, every day; even hourly. Every moment has its own beauty, gorgeous, lovely, thoughtful, discreet …
Sanjusangendo – also called Rengeo-in or temple 1,001 thousand eyes thousand hands statue, built in 1164. Janjusangen due – that is 33 times with hundreds of columns – 125m long, is considered the longest wooden building in the world. On the outside rustic, rustic but inside there really unexpected things. 1,000 Buddha Temple, as the real size, cypress wood, lacquer, steel and gold plated. Legend has every object could save 1,000 people. Yasaka Shrine with the Japanese lanterns hanging layers thick under the roof of the house.
This is the place where the festive and New Year’s Eve, the cherry blossom festival. Yasaka Shinto Shinto temple, built in 650, where weddings often follow traditional Japanese etiquette. Gion Temple located neighborhood – home to one of the biggest festivals in Japan: Gion Festival in July or Hamo, from year 869. It was the procession mobile altar to exorcise disease. Today, the Gion Festival is held with the procession and the surface meticulously decorated floats and monumental. Vehicles Hoko sometimes 2 storey, 12m long, weighs 12 tonnes, ornate. Procession Yamo more modest, often carried by shoulder. m music pulsating, vibrant colors and a crowded joyfully makes Kyoto as a big scene of great historical drama is aired daily lives. Summer, Kyoto also Bon festival but the most impressive was the fire on Mount Daimonji screen. The shaped blocks that constitute the Great Fire giant, illuminated the sky ancient capital, to bid farewell to the departed soul in eternal resting place. Aoi Festival in May, VI century. Around 500 people and the cars are beautifully decorated cows with leaf and flower Aoi (hollyhpock – marshmallow), marched from the Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Shrine, sexism painting and Japanese literature.
Kyoto has many amazing things as a yacht on the river Katsura, discover Park Maruyama; walk around the old town or the village street, enjoy Katsura Rikyu Imperial gardens, admire the palaces and royal villas … Go to Kyoto, I like wandering along the long and narrow streets with houses characterized neck to look wander the galaxy. To watch the geisha as step out from the fairy or sip some tea and think about life. During World War II, Americans have heard of the atomic bomb count down Kyoto, but finally chose Hiroshima and Nagashaki because could not bear to destroy this great city. Kyoto remains faithful to the ancient buildings. The bar, modern coffee as invigorating rhythms that time indelible.
Archaeologists confirmed, nearly 10,000 BC, humans were present at Kyoto. But only from the sixth century, the mall has begun shaping. Nishiki – “Kitchen of Kyoto”, “Capital of the traditional Japanese diet” is one of the market’s most beautiful and ancient land of the viscera. Colorful tile market with hundreds of stalls opposite, selling all kinds of food; from budget to luxury, from seafood to agricultural products and foodstuffs. Pickles, fish ayu (a relative of salmon), crab matsubagai pole expensive, variety of tofu (tofu), fish Fugu skin, the kind of fish eggs, seaweed, fried eel bones, vegetables and carp Fermentation … There’s also a unique knife shop. Kyoto has many bars, cafes extremely cute. Who likes the excitement and youthful is to super karaoke rooms. Karaoke is a popular type of entertainment around the world have originated from Japan.
Arrived in Tokyo to Kyoto must understand Japanese character. Seems a little feudal and educated but orderly and discipline are less ethnic unrivaled. Many people call it the character of a great power. Clean – beautiful – tranquil and quaint impression of Kyoto was left in the tourists. This is also where the UN world conference on “cut emissions causing the greenhouse effect.” 175 countries have signed the Kyoto Protocol in order to contribute to save the environment of the earth. Compared to other major cities of Japan, Kyoto hardly been the social problems threatening. Only new cultural tourists looking to Kyoto.