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City tour in kyoto

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City tour in kyoto

  1. 1. Explore KYOTO
  2. 2. Kiyomizu-dera
  3. 3. 1. History Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is UNESCO World Heritage site. Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period. The temple was founded in 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633,
  4. 4. The main hall has a large veranda, supported by tall pillars, that juts out over the hillside and offers impressive views of the city. Large verandas and main halls were constructed at many popular sites during the Edo period to accommodate large numbers of pilgrims
  5. 5. Beneath the main hall is the Otowa waterfall, where three channels of water fall into a pond. Visitors can catch and drink the water, which is believed to have wish- granting powers.
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  7. 7. Heian Jingu Shrine
  8. 8. 1. History Heian Shrine was built in 1895, which was the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Heian (Kyoto)
  9. 9. 2. Architecture Heian Shrine Torii Gate Main gate (Ōtenmon) Castle in the corner (Sōryūrō)
  10. 10. The Garden of Heian Jingu Shrine Nishi Shin'en (West Garden) Minami Shin'en (South Garden) Naka Shin'en (Middle Garden) Higashi Shin'en (East Garden)
  11. 11. 3. Festivals of Ages. Hold in October every year
  12. 12. GINKAKUJI Built in 1482
  13. 13. Architecture Today, Ginkakuji consists of the Silve Pavilion,a main Hondu, Togudo, a beautiful moss garden and a unique dry sand garden.
  14. 14. Ginkakuji's Garden Approach in Autumn Approach in Winter
  15. 15. The path climbs a hill
  16. 16. The view of Ginkakuji from a hill
  17. 17. Everyday foods are called "obanzai" in Kyoto. These are some typical obanzai.
  18. 18. Very small fish called "chirimen jako" and spicy "sansho" are seasoned with soy sauce.
  19. 19. Pacific herring wrapped in kombu seaweed and stewed. Dried cod called "bodara" stewed with a kind of potato called "ebi imo."
  20. 20. Tofu heated in a pot of kombu seaweed stock. Tofu is topped with sauce and eaten. Condiments include green onions, momiji oroshi (grated daikon and chili pepper), and yuzu (a kind of citrus fruit).
  21. 21. Yuba has a creamy texture. Here it is eaten with wasabi and soy sauce. Tofu is skewered, covered with miso sauce, and grilled. Sugukina, a kind of turnip, is pickled in salt and fermented. Pickles made from thinly-sliced shogoin kabu turnip, which is picked with salt and then
  22. 22. Kyo-Tsukemono
  23. 23. Kaiseki Ryori
  24. 24. Mishimatei Nanzenji Junsei Here’s a one of the Best restaurants in Kyoto
  25. 25. Taruhachi Shunsaidining Aoisho
  26. 26. Kinkakuji
  27. 27. Kinkakuji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf
  28. 28. • Kinkakuji was the inspiration for the similarly named Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), built by Yoshimitsu's grandson, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, on the other side of the city a few decades later.
  29. 29. Kinkakuji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex. The present structure was rebuilt in 1955
  30. 30. Kinkakuji was built to echo the extravagant kitayama culture that developed in the wealthy aristocratic circles of kyoto during yoshimitsu's times. Each floor represents a different style of
  31. 31. The second floor is built in the bukke style used in samurai residences, and has its exterior completely covered in gold leaf.
  32. 32. Nijo Castle
  33. 33. Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867).
  34. 34. Nijo Castle can be divided into three areas: the Honmaru (main circle of defense), the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense) and some gardens that encircle
  35. 35. Nijo Castle • Visitors to Nijo Castle enter the castle grounds through a large gate in the east. English audio guides are available for rent (500 yen) at a kiosk just inside the gate.
  36. 36. Karamon Gate The Ninomaru Palace served as the residence and office of the shogun during his visits to Kyoto.
  37. 37. Karamon Gate Surviving in its original form, the palace consists of multiple separate buildings that are connected with each other by corridors with so called nightingale floors, as they squeak when stepped upon as a security measure against intruders
  38. 38. Ninomaru Palace The tour route passes by multiple waiting and audience rooms. Only the highest ranked visitors were allowed all the way into the main audience room where the shogun would sit on an elevated floor, flanked by bodyguards hidden in closets
  39. 39. Ninomaru Palace Outside of the Ninomaru Palace extends the Ninomaru Garden, a traditional Japanese landscape garden with a large pond, ornamental stones and manicured pine trees.
  40. 40. Ninomaru Palace
  41. 41. Ninomaru Garden The Honmaru (main circle of defense) was the site of a second palace complex and a five story castle keep.
  42. 42. Honmaru Palac • Unlike the Ninomaru Palace, the Honmaru Palace is not regularly open to the public, although there are occasional special openings
  43. 43. Honmaru Palac The castle also features a plum orchard, which is typically in bloom from late February to early March, and Seiryuen, a half Japanese, half Western style garden built in 1965 for cultural events such as tea ceremonies.

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