Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Its first name was “Heian-kyo”, the capital of peace and tranquility. Today, the city has kept its splendor. Imperial, military and religious palaces were built over the century and now crisscross it. It goes without saying and everyone knows it… Kyoto is a must to visit. And here we go!
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To start approaching the city, it is necessary to approach the empire, therefore the imperial palace (Kyoto-Gosho), main residence of the emperors until 1868.
Nijo Castle represents the absolute power of the shoguns in Kyoto. It is with this in mind that Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo in Japanese) was built. Designed in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and completed in 1626, it served as a Kyoto home for shoguns of the Edo period.
The Golden Pavilion, real name Rokuan-ji, is one of Kyoto's most visited tourist spots. Its gold leaf pavilion symbolizes the splendor of Kyoto, the imperial capital.
The Silver pavilion is more sober than its illustrious colleague but it is worth the visit for its pretty building, its Zen garden and its view of Kyoto.
This path is close to Ginkaku-ji and we can take it when we leave to end the day in style. The name of the promenade dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, named after the philosopher Kitarô Nishida (1870-1945) who particularly appreciated it.
t goes without saying and everyone knows it… When you visit Japan, Kyoto is a must! One day of sightseeing is of course not even enough to see everything. A week would not even be enough! The city surrounded by mountains welcomes you.
Transportation, lunch (around 1,000 JPY/person), entrance fee (around 500 JPY/person), Guide fee (transportation, lunch, entrance)
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