7 Best Places you should Visit in Kyoto（JAPAN）with the 360 ° VR video! !
7 Best places you should visit in Kyoto(Japan)
Gion is the famed area of Kyoto close to and surrounding Yasaka Shrine, the neighborhood was originally developed to serve the needs of pilgrims to shrine, mainly inns and restaurants. It has become a district of entertainment, especially for geishas over the years. You will find geishas easily around there since they are often surrounded by cameras of the tourists.
It would be one of the best places if you want to enjoy the traditional and old taste of Japan, especially Hanami-koji Street (shopping street). People describe Gion as you transform into “old time”!
【「Yasaka Shrine」360°VR Video】
⑥: Nijo castle
The gorgeous style of this castle was intended as a demonstration of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616)’s prestige. Nijo Castle was the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who had been ruling Japan for over 260 years from 1603 to 1868, and it remains an eloquent testimony to their power.
The wide moat, massive stone walls, and heavy yet elaborate gates are still impressive, and were the only fortifications the inhabitants felt necessary, so firm was their grip on power.
The grounds are large and contain three lovely gardens; two of them were chosen by the American magazine of Japanese garden, “Journal of Japanese Gardening” in 2005 and were in top 10 out of 731 gardens all over Japan.
There are some events going on during the year, it might be more interesting if you pick those days!
【「Nijo castle」360°VR Video】
⑤: Eikando (Zenrin-ji temple)
Eikando, formally known as Zenrin-ji temple, was devoted to Buddhism in the Shiongon sect, though it converted to the Jodo sect in roughly 1225. The most famous priest at the temple was one Yokan (1033-1111), who is better known as “Eikan”. He devoted himself to the poor and infirm and the temple came to be known for him.
The temple was destroyed during the Onin War(1467-1477), but it was restored by the beginning of the 16th century.
It is very famous for maple trees and the evening illuminations in fall. And also a magnificent 30 inch high statue, known as the Turning Amida (Mikaeri Amida) in the Amida-do Hall.
【「Eikando (Zenrin-ji temple)」Video】
The temple name means literally “Hall with thirty three spaces between the columns”, describing the architecture of the 120-meter long (the world’s longest wooden building) main hall of the temple. It is famous for 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
In the center of the main hall sits a large, wooden statue of a 1000-armed Kannon (Senju Kannon) that is flanked on each side by 500 statues of human sized 1000-armed Kannon standing in ten rows. You will know how amazing the sight is!
Kiyomizu temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites, and one of the most popular temples in Kyoto. It is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance.
The temple is very popular with visitors and has something of a festival atmosphere. There are many vendors selling talismans, incense, and “omikuji” (paper fortunes). Serious pilgrims come to pray, young people come looking for good fortune in love, visitors come to see the sights!
【「Kiyomizu temple」360°VR Video】
Kinkakuji is one of Kyoto’s leading temples, known as it is completely covered in gold leaf. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu’s former retirement complex.
The garden is designed to provide a view of different scenes while walking around a large pond called Kyoko-chi in its center, and accounts for about 93,000 of the 132,000 square meter temple grounds. Very remarkable and cannot forget after visiting once.
【「Kinkaku-ji temple」360°VR Video】
①:Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto, famous for over 5000 of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. This shrine is dedicated to the god of rice and sake in the 8th century, also features dozens of statues of foxes, which is seen as the messenger of the god of grain foods.
Walking through the path of torii gates, feeling the wind…you literally feel like you are in magical place!
【「Fushimi Inari Shrine」360°VR Video】
Have a nice trip.