Itsukushima Shrine

As far as you know, Japan is a beautiful country where is famous for long–standing temples. One of them, Itsukushima is a supernatural famous shrine in Japan. The temple with red highlights with unique architecture is listed as one of the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO.

Located on the Miyajima Island in Hiroshima province, Itsukushima Shrine which is also known as communal spirit of Itsukushima Shinto is important construction of Japanese tourists. The scene of this temple looming in the sea in front of the Misen Mountain of Miyajima Island is one of the most beautiful scenery of Japan.

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine has a lot of special features in construction such as this works absolutely do not use a metal objects during construction, including a nail. The gaps between the floorboards are calculated wisely so that it can reduce the pressure of water when storm comes. Parts of the temple are coordinated in harmony in red colors as more brilliant mainstream when reflected on the sea. .One of the most attractive points of this temple is the Torii Gate which stands imposingly on the sea and straights to the temple. This gate is also the symbol of the Miyajima Island with 16 meters in height, 24 meters in length of roof and the main pillars made from dugout tree with 1 meter in diameter. Torii Gate stands itself by frame structure, no parts buried. If you have an opportunity to come here you will not miss the monumental scenery when catching the sunrise at this stunning temple gate.

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The temple was built to memory of three virgin, the daughter of the sea and thunderstorms god Susano-no Mikoto. To preserve the sanctity without foot common people can insult, the temple was built on the water. Ancient people of Miyajima who wanted to go into this holy temple, they had to anchor their boats outside the temple gate. Women approaching birthday had to leave the island. The elderly, the sick are not allowed to stay. There is no birth and no death to survive here.

Nowadays, many art works and items which are considered national treasures of culture country sunrise are preserved in this temple. Itsukushima Shire and Miyajima Island became the most popular tourist destinations in the south land of the rising sunIf you visit this temple at the end of the year or early in the New Year or in the festivals, you will feel full of fanciful and deep- lying in here.

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Kyoto is situated on the Honshu Island which is the Japan’s largest island with an area of 228,000 kilometers. Both of the Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fuji Mount also located on this island. Kyoto has 14 temples recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritages. Kiyomizu (meaning pure water line) is one of the world’s most beautiful temples which was built in 778 on the Otawa hill worshiped Buddha Guan Yin thousand hands. In the Autumn, Kiyomizu puts on her a long coat woven with thousands of maple making a glowing strangely beautiful red.

Besides ancient temples, Kyoto has many amazing things like boating on the Katsura river, discovering Maruyama Park or walking around the old town or the village road, enjoying Katsura Rikyu Imperial Garden, admiring the royal villas and palaces. Visiting Kyoto, tourists can go along the long and narrow streets with characteristic old houses to see a usual life with a new view. Especially, in Kyoto, travelers can be watched the geisha with a beauty as stepping out from the fairy tales or sip a little tea and listen some short story to ponder about life. Do you know the fact that, during World War II, Americans first made a plan to drop the atomic bombing calculating Kyoto. Finally, they chose Hiroshima and Nagashaki because they couldn’t bear to destroy this great city.

Therefore, Kyoto remains faithful to the ancient buildings and the bars, modern coffees as invigorating rhythms that time indelible. Coming to Kyoto, visitors will have a truly wonderful holiday, immerse in the media to further understanding about history and people of Japan.