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Kyoto - Japan

Kyoto, Japan – One day to experience

Kyoto city is considered the cultural center – history of Japan. Each house, street corners here are have beauty millennium, are waiting to be explored.

If you coming to Japan to visit the temples and shrines, then Kyoto is a sacred land will make you satisfied. At here are more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines. You easily see gate shrine, or statue of Buddha is smiling somewhere. Religion and history as intertwined in this city.

Kyoto the first became the capital of Japan in 794 AD. Despite the imperial era relocation away, but Kyodo still the capital of Japan until 1868.

Kyoto - Japan

Kyoto – Japan

If you are passionate about learning about Japan history, then you should have plenty of time to learn Kyodo very rich cultural traditions. If you only have one day to explore Kyoto, the following places are a hint for you to have one day tour of Kyoto in the most interesting.

  • Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan
Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle was built in 1626, situated between Kyodo should hard to ignore. Around the palace is surrounded by fortifications against enemies. However the palace is not stopped been burned 2 times on a wide area.

  • Ninnaji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji Temple

Ninna-ji Temple have many areas in which there are two main areas attracting the most visitors. First is the area “palace” of the royal priests. To get coming here you have to go through the gate with the ticket, but, also “value for money” by a very beautiful inside and from here you can see the garden.

  • Ryoan-Ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Ryoan-Ji Temple

Ryoan-Ji Temple

Ryoan-ji rock Garden

Ryoan-ji rock Garden

The lake fills space Ryoan-ji temple. Surrounded by woods. A quiet scene. Where you can sit watching the lake and hear the birds singing in the trees. Rock garden at Ryoan-ji is formed squarely on plots of sandy and 15 stones were arranged into 5 clusters buried snail swirl. Traveler can sit and watch it for hours. If you find that there is a bit like meditation, Yes!! This is a meditation temple.

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu temple

Kiyomizu temple

This is one of the busiest places in Kyoto at the end of the day, the bus carrying tourists in the twilight. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located in the mountains, different with other temples. After the gate is the temple, and the shrine looks spacious, and have light orange in color. If you buy tickets at the door will be on wooden temple was built not use nails. From upstairs, you can look at the Kyoto, watching the sun set over the horizon, silhouetted temples on the way. Kiyomizu-dera temple so wide you do not feel crowded stuffy.

Cherry Blossom

Japan travel : Tokyo and the destinations interesting

Perhaps, Tokyo – capitol of japan is representative for the interface between traditional and modern Japanese tourists. The city has always been a top destination for travelers are planning to travel the land of the “Cherry Blossom“.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

1. UENO Park, Tokyo, Japan

UENO Park

UENO Park

Ueno is a large park, located near Ueno Station in the city center. Previously, this area is the campus of Kaneiji temple – one of the largest temple of the Tokugawa clan during the Edo period. After being completely destroyed during the Civil War, it was rebuilt into a park-style first Westerners in Japan, officially opened to the public in 1873.

Park is very popular with many museums, particularly the Tokyo National Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Tokyo capitol, National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum. Here there Ueno Zoo – first zoo in Japan.

2. YoYoGi Park, Tokyo, Japan

YoYoGi Park

YoYoGi Park

This is Tokyo’s largest park, an ideal place for family, friends together go to picnic or  scenic stroll. Green lawns was manicured park covering, looming in the distance blue water lake is calm and peaceful. The background of the park featured pink, white cherry blossoms and the bright yellow of the ginkgo tree.

There are many activities that take place in the park including walking, baseball, street artists, singing, painting. You can also take advantage to shopping because nestled the park is flea markets selling clothes and household appliances.

3. Asakusa Kannon temple, Tokyo, Japan

Asakusa Kannon temple

Asakusa Kannon temple

Asakusa Kannon is the largest temple in Japan and in the precincts is a lot of sights. First the thunder Gate – Kaminarimon. Between gong hung large red lanterns, flanked by the gods of thunder and the wind god. Next is the Nakamise shopping street – Nakamise dori, 250 meters long, stretching from Thunder Gate until Gateway Hozomon. You can enlist buy some souvenirs for friends from 90 souvenir booths along both sides of the aisle. Go out this way you will encounter Hozomon port. The unique thing is gated with hanging a giant straw sandals. In front of the gate is the pitch and Sensoji temple,the left is the five-storey pagoda and Dempoin temple, the right is the tomb Kasakura. There is also a the Bodhisattva temple – Kannondo, visitors are only allowed to visit Lord Buddha and burning incense outside, not the inside.

4. Meiji Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Meiji temple

Meiji temple

Meiji is the first emperor of modern Japan and there is great merit in Japan’s The new reforms. To commemorate him, people have donated 100,000 trees across Japan and from abroad to establish a forest area, and 1920 erect a temple king and queen Meiji.

Many weddings take place in the temple, and the performances of folk art are often held here.

5. The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

The National Art Center - Tokyo

The National Art Center – Tokyo

National Cultural Center was first opened to the public on 21.01.2007, is proud to be the largest exhibition space in Japan. unlike the usual domestic exhibition center, center not show a permanent collection, instead will hold special exhibitions on topics such as photography, painting, sculpture modern.

Visitor admission freedom. In the area also has a eat kiosks, two restaurants and souvenir shops of Tokyo.

6. Sensoji pagoda, Tokyo, Japan

Sensoji pagoda

Sensoji pagoda

According to legend,once upon a time have a goddess Kannon statue entangled in the nets of two brothers who were fishing in the Sumida River. So they created the small temple to the people Kannon goddess worship. Since then, the temple has aged a thousand years should increasingly sacred

Here, have a longer shopping street of 200m located near the temple, selling all sorts of souvenirs typical of Japan to visitors can buy as a gift, as clothes yukata, paper fans, gear and food traditional. Annual special, worship Guest visit the most on occasion in Sanja Matsuri festival.

7. Disneyland park entertainment, Tokyo, Japan

Disneyland park entertainment - Tokyo

Disneyland park entertainment – Tokyo

Surely you can not ignore the extremely attractive locations this. Disneyland is one of the 5 largest amusement park in the world. The park is divided into seven regions: the World Bazaar, 4 Disney Lands area include Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and 2 small areas Critter Country, Mickey’s Toontown.

One day is not enough to experience all the exciting games at Disney Land paradise, so be you should scheduled for the places you like to go the most.

8. Tokyo DisneySea, Japan

Tokyo Disneysea

Tokyo Disneysea

Based on the legend of the ocean, Tokyo DisneySea is designed into 7 regions under different themes: Arabian Coast, Mystery Island, American Waterfront, Mermaid Lagoon, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and Mediterranean Harbor.

9. Television Tower Tokyo – SkyTree

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

From 634 m height of the tallest TV tower this world, you will be Enjoy panoramic city appears very magnificent. This is one of the featured of the Japanese capital. Inside the tower there are commercial centers, restaurants and observation deck.

10. Harajuku neighborhood, Tokyo, Japan

Harajuku neighborhood

Harajuku neighborhood

Neighborhood very famous with Harajuku fashion style inspired by comics. Surely you will be surprised and impressed to see young people dressed very weird, like the character from the comic book came out. Thus, the neighborhood attracted tourists want to learn about a unique culture of Japan, especially with the young world.

Kinkaku-ji temple

Japan travel: The famous landmarks in Japan

If you are wondering, your trip in Japan, it will be the famous sights that you should visit to discover land of cherry blossoms.

1. Kinkaku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji temple

Kinkaku-ji temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple is famous golden temple in Kyoto. Small temple covered in gold leaf is placed between a pure style gardens in Japan, Kinkaku-ji looks beautiful when the snow fell. When enough light, in his temple on the lake pure, bold landscape makes meditation.

2. Shibuya Crossing intersection in Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya Crossing intersection

Shibuya Crossing intersection

Pedestrians always bustle crossing Tokyo’s most crowded road in town Shibuya. Chaos with the buildings of Shibuya gives you the feeling like in “Times Square“.

This intersection especially crowded when it rains and everyone use umbrella and always present topic photograph the hustle, bustle of the capital residents.

3. Floating gate in Itsukushima shrine, Japan

Itsukushima Gate

Itsukushima Gate

Floating gate at Itsukushima Shrine located on the Miyajima island in Hiroshima was built in 1168, is one of the iconic images of Japan. Gates (Torii) float on the ocean at high tide and at low tide, you can walk to the gate.

4. Dotonbori street, Japan

Dotonbori street

Dotonbori street

Dotonbori is Osaka’s entertainment neighborhood. Quarter famous dissipated before, now famous for its neon lights and light of the busiest tourist travel. Especially in winter, the stores in the area closed to race in the competition shop there most bizarre facade. This contest was held in 1930 and attracted tourists.

5. Fuji Mount, featured of Japan

Fuji mount

Fuji mount

Kawaguchi lake is location contemplate Fuji Mount the most beautiful of country, located in the Fuji five lakes. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, and is typical of this country.

6. Harajuku on Sundays

Harajuku on sundays

Harajuku on sundays

On Sunday, the young in Tokyo-Japan dress beautiful clothes and weird, wandering the Harajuku district, making thrilling spectacle, stunning.

7. Shinjuku, Japan

Shinjuku, Japan

Shinjuku, Japan

Shinjuku is an commercial district and entertainment in Tokyo huge. You can up the attic of the skyscraper to enjoy panoramic view of Tokyo.

8. Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan

Sakurajima volcano

Sakurajima volcano

Sakurajima volcano is located in a bay just hundred meters from the city Kagoshimavai. It erupted regularly since 1955.

9. Fushimi Inari Taisha temple in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha temple

Fushimi Inari Taisha temple

entrance Fushimi Inari Taisha temple inside is lined with thousands of gates (torii). This scene was recreated in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”.

10. Yakushima island in Kyushu, Japan

Yakushima island

Yakushima island

Yakushima Island is covered by primary forest green. On the island, there is a legendary tree is said to have 7,200 years old, high 25,3m.