Kyoto: City of temples and museums

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Kyoto as you know is one of the most fascinating cities in Japan. Today we start our route Kikaku-ji Temple due to its architectural beauty, is considered one of the most luxurious in Japanese soil.

Kyoto: City of temples and museums

Photography by Paul Mannix

It’s time to know the Kiyomizu Temple, which is open daily from 6 am to 6 pm. It is worth mentioning that the cost of entry for tourists is 300 yen. We also know Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple, which opens daily from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost of admission is 500 yen for the tourists.

Another important temple is the Sanjusangen-do, which is open from 8 am to 5 pm. It is worth mentioning that this tempo was founded in 1164, and which houses within it a series of carved wooden statues. The cost of admission is 600 yen.

Now go to the Temple Yogen-in, which is located in the south of the city.

Then we can practice cultural tourism, knowing the Kyoto National Museum, which features exhibits of sculpture, ceramics, and Japanese paintings. The cost of admission is 500 yen. It is worth mentioning also that this cultural center is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Another notable museum is the Municipal Art Museum of Kyoto, which is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Kyoto: The city of the imperial villas

In the route Kinkaju-ji, a famous and beautiful temple that stands out for its architecture and gardens. It is worth noting that the temple is known as the Golden Temple in Kyoto.

Then we can know the Ryoanji Temple, another beautiful temple is surrounded by fabulous gardens. It is worth mentioning that this is a temple dedicated to Zen thought is known as the Temple of the Dragon.

We also have the opportunity to visit the Imperial Palace also known as Kyoto Gosho. It is worth mentioning that once was used as the official residence of the imperial family of Japan, back in 1868.

The Imperial Palace

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Another place you can not miss is the Katsura Imperial Villa regarded as one of the most luxurious villas in Japan. This highlights the architecture of the villa and its gardens. It is important to mention that this place dates from the seventeenth century and was built by Prince Toshihito.

Another key is to Shugakuin villa which was built by Emperor Gomizuno. It is worth mentioning that it was the biggest village in the city and is located on Mount Hiei.

The best activities in Kyoto

Photography The best activities in Kyoto

One of the best activities in Kyoto is to practice meditation, which can be done in Buddhist temples as the Taizo-in and Shunk-in. Go ahead…

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