Japan is a fascinating country to visit, and everything you see there will surely make a strong impression on you. It”s a whole different culture with an impressive architecture, and here are the top structures that you shouldn”t skip on your Japanese tour.
Yakushi-Ji Temple in Nara with its East and West Pagodas is dedicated to Yakushi-Nyorai, the Buddha that was originally from China. The Yakushi Triad statues, located in the Main Hall, were once covered in gold.
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Tokyo Imperial Palace is the residence of Japanese royal family. It is used for state receptions and as the holding place for official state ceremonies.
Ryoanji Rock Garden in Kyoto with its 15 rocks placed on white gravel is one of the most visited places in Japan. The rocks were strategically placed, so that no matter what angle you look at it, you will see only 14 rocks – all 15 of them can only be seen from the air.
Ise Shrine in the Mie Prefecture was built to honor the goddess Amaterasu-omikami. Its architectural style is forbidden to mimic in any other part of Japan.
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Himeji Castle contains 83 buildings made in wood. This great structure is also known as “White Heron”, because of the white plaster that covers its walls.
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Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto has the upper two stories covered in pure gold, and casino online is covered by a beautiful garden with the Mirror Pond in front.
Daibutsu, Great Buddha of Kamakura is made of bronze, and is one of the largest sculptures of Buddha in the world.
Byodo-in Temple was constructed in 1502, and it is probably the representation of the Western Paradise in Buddhism.
Asakusa Kannon Temple in Tokyo is a Buddhist temple, the oldest one in Tokyo. It was built by two brothers who wanted to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge that connects the cities of Kobe and Iwaya is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It”s called “Pearl Bridge”.