New Year of Kyoto. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
PRLog - Jan. 7, 2014 - KYOTO, Japan -- There are 17 world heritages in Kyoto.Let's introduce the scene of New Year holidays of the world heritage.At first it is Kiyomizu-dera Temple. It is full of many New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine visitors.I passed the Yasaka Shrine front. Here is a very famous Shinto shrine though here is not World Heritage.Many New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine visitors flocked to Yasaka-jinja Shrine. Many people threw a money offering and prayed to God for happiness of this year.This is a big torii of Heian-jingu Shrine. The combination of blue sky and red torii is beautiful.Attention. Here is not World Heritage. However, it is a very popular Shinto shrine.This is The Oten-mon Gate of Heian-jingu Shrine.It is Shimogamo Shrine that I visited as follows. Because it was cold, open-air fire was served.Many people visited a shrine also in Shimogamo Shrine forming the line.Here is Kamigamo Shrine. The monument of a big arrow was decorated.It is Ninna-ji temple that I visited as follows. This is Nio-mon Gate.This wooden statue is Nio that is the guardian gods. He scowls at you with a very terrible expression.This is Kon-Do in Ninna-ji Temple. A building of a very beautiful symmetry design is a national treasure.Here is Koke-dera Temple. If the application procedure is not done beforehand, here is not put in the inside. Because operation as religious facilities is valued.Beautiful scenery by the moss in Koke-dera Temple. I was able to see the part from the exterior.Here is To-ji Temple.The pagoda of To-ji stands 57m high, and is the tallest wooden tower in Japan. Rebuilt in 1643. It is a designated World Heritage site. To-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect and was founded by imperial decree in 796 AD.It is Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple that I visited at the end today. And, this is gate Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji. I visited quite a lot of cultural assets in a day of today. I did not have what did such an experience up to now. I am glad though I became tired.It is The dragon that I met in Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple at the end. Everybody also must come to Kyoto. Please access here for that.