If you want to feel the spirit of Japan, be sure to visit Kyoto temples and museums, the city, which is the ancient capital of the country. A visit to this beautiful city will give you a lot of impressions.
Attractions Kyoto - "capital of the world"
The city, of which Japan is so proud , Kyoto is one of the most important political, economic and cultural center of the country for nearly 1200 years. The original name of Kyoto is Heyankio, literally meaning " the capital of the world." The city was originally built as the capital, which determined the appearance of it strikingly beautiful buildings that have become the property of the World Cultural Heritage.
The Golden Age in the history of the city of Kyoto was marked in the the XI century: at that time there were written outstanding examples of classic Japanese literature - "The Tale of Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu and the famous "The Pillow" by Sei Shōnagon.
Travelers should be sure to visit the other attractions of Japan and Kyoto. One symbol of the city is the Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple, famous, ancient with a height of 56.9 m.
It is shocking for its beauty and the Temple Sanjo-sangendo dedicated to the goddess Canon. It was erected in 1164. In this temple there are thousands of carved wood and gilded sculptures of the goddess that are lined in the entire pavilion. And in the center is the main statue of Canon, having an eye in each palm.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Museum of History Sanjo-sangendo where you can see bows, arrows, and other attributes of the samurai. Worthy of special attention is the magnificent Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace Kokyo.
You will be impressed in Kyoto by the "Silver Pavilion" (Ginkaku-ji) and the "Golden Pavilion" (Kinkaku-ji)” s splendor and grace.
Be sure that Kyoto is a unique place, a visit which will give a lot of positive emotions and provide an opportunity to feel the spirit of old times.
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