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[1 : Overview]
[2 : City life]
[3 : Cherry blossoms]
[4 : Temples]
Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens. It is a city of 1.4 milion with tremendous cultural assets, where the past still lingers on, where there are more than 2000 temples and shrines, where it is possible to glimpse a few Geishas in the streets. The historic monuments of ancient Kyoto are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Cemetery in a courtyard. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Narrow alley by night. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Bicyclist in front of a traditional style house. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Traditional theater performance at the Gion Kobu Kaburen-jo theatre. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Maiko (apprentice Geisha) dress elaborately to perform the Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance). Kyoto, Japan ( color) Miyako Odori (cherry blossom dance) performed at the Gion Kobu Kaburen-jo theatre. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Lanterns and flowering sakura (cherry blossoms), Gion. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Tetsugaku-no-Michi (Path of Philosophy), a walkway lined up with cherry blossoms. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Garden with trees and mosses on the grounds of the Kinkaku-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Cherry tree in bloom and temple roof. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Classical roof shapes of a Zen temple. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Golden pavilion, Kinkaku-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Some of the 1001 statues of the thousand-armed Kannon (buddhist goddess of mercy), Sanjusangen-do Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Ryoan-ji Temple has on of the most famous Zen gardens in the karesansui (dry landscape) style, a collection of 15 rocks in a sea of raked sand, enclosed by an earthen wall. Kyoto, Japan ( color) Classic rock and raked gravel Zen garden, Tofuju-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan ( color)
There are 15 color pictures on this page out of 57 color pictures of Kyoto.

Themes: Kyoto Ancient Monuments

Places: Asian Cities