May 11, 2021

Reddit User Takes Us to the Incredible Kyoto – the Cultural and Historical Heart of Japan

Kyoto is one of the people’s favorite places to visit. This city of Japan it’s famous for its numerous classical and mysterious Buddhist temples, sublime Zen gardens, imperial palaces, colorful Shinto shrines, traditional wooden houses, and graceful geisha. Kyoto is definitely the most rewarding city in Japan and a place all travelers should visit at least once in their lives.

Kyoto is literally Japan in a nutshell. Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan for over 1000 years, until it moved to Tokyo, therefore it’s the cultural and historical heart of the country. One Reddit user, u/yuzuriha1204,  had a trip there and decided to share some pictures with people on the internet.

Scroll down below to see the wonders this place holds.

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yuzuriha1204  shared these pictures which other reddit users, while sharing some interesting facts in the comment section. One interesting facts that he shared was that the world’s oldest company is involved in the repair of Japan’s prestigious temples and shrines. In Japan, there is a company named Kongo-gumi. The amazing thing about this company is that it was founded in 578.

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If you’re compiling a travel list after the situation with the pandemic gets better, don’t forget to put Kyoto on the top. It is definitely one place that you will never regret visiting. If you are affected by the contrary belief that Japan is super expensive and not many people can afford to go, the truth it’s actually different.

Japan suffers from a reputation as an expensive country, when actually Japan is the cheapest country in the developed world, especially now that the yen has plummeted in value against almost every other world currency.

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The food is absolutely amazing. There are lots of restaurants to visit and enjoy some of the most delicious food in Japan.

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Kyoto has several hundred Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, a castle, three palaces, beautiful parks and gardens, numerous museums, and more than 30 colleges and universities.

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Among the secular monuments in Kyoto, the three that usually are mentioned as the most outstanding are the Imperial Palace, the Nijo Castle, and the Katsura Imperial Villa.

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The original name of Kyoto was Heiankyo, or Capital of Peace, but the city came to be called Kyoto, meaning the Capital. Although it now ranks only sixth in population among Japanese urban centers, it was for many centuries the largest city in the country and one of the most populous in the world. It is estimated to have had a half-million people by the 16th century, when few cities in Europe were that large.

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Don’t hesitate to travel, as you know Japan holds a reputation for one of the safest cities in the world. People are very honest and the crime rate is absurdly low.

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As you can see, mist of the city is covered in Japanese cherry blossoms. Japanese people love the cherry blossoms because they feel cleanliness from the scattered appearance. Sakura is a flower that symbolizes Japan and the Japanese people.

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For the traveler, whether Japanese or foreign, Kyoto is a place of endless fascination and delight. It is reached easily from Osaka International Airport or in about three hours by super-express train from Tokyo.

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