Sights of Japan
Japan is proud of abundance of ancient sights. Tourists from around the world come in here to open for themselves original culture and to look at unique architectural masterpieces which history lasts already thousands of years. Picturesque landscapes of mountain landscapes, magnificent sea beaches in connection with a huge number of various significant places: the museums, galleries, parks and other sights do Japan by dream of any tourist.
Where there is “A lock of a white heron”
Himeji Castle or “The lock of a white heron” – one of three most beautiful and impressive constructions of Japan. The sight endured several wars about all the centuries-old history, the fires and even strong earthquakes which in Japan already became the habitual phenomena. Construction of this masterpiece came to the end in the 14th century, but the modern type of the Himeji complex was created in 1609. The matter is that ruling dynasties of Japan gradually completed the lock and increased its area. It is interesting to know that the area of the lock makes 220 000 sq.m. At the moment this fine sight is objects of the world heritage of UNESCO and it is considered National treasure of Japan. For tourists it is the best of all to come here at the beginning of April, at this particular time the Oriental cherry blossoms here. By the way, the Oriental cherry is an informal symbol of Japan. Surely enter “The lock of a white heron” in the round on sights of Japan.
The mountain Fujiyama – a symbol of Japan
Fujiyama – the highest point of Japan (3776 meters). Also it is a weakly active volcano which last eruptions were at the beginning of the 18th century. For Japanese the mountain is considered sacred therefore at its top the Shinto temple which still functions was built 2000 years ago. It is interesting to know that the Shintoism is official religion of Japan and it is based on worship of forces of nature. Fujiyama also holds a specific place in the Buddhism: it is considered that the track at the height of 2500 meters conducts to an exit to other world. Throughout many centuries this sight of Japan was a popular subject in art and poetry. Bash? and Kacuxika Hokusai, as well as many other poets, immortalized the sacred mountain Fujiyama in the creativity. All of them called it a link between the heavenly and terrestrial worlds.
Bronze statue of Great Buddha – 1000 of history
The sight Great Buddha or Daibucu as it is called by Japanese, is a symbol of Japan many centuries. The bronze statue of the sitting Buddha was cast in 1252 in the city of Kamakura – the popular tourist center of the Land of the rising sun. This important sight was originally placed in the temple, but the huge tsunami washed away a wooden structure at the end of the 15th century. Since then no attempts to build the new temple around a statue existed. Daibucu weighs more than 93 tons, and its height makes 13.35 meters. The sight Great Buddha is a statue of Japan, the second for height.
Toyota Mega Web – the automobile museum of new generation
Toyota Mega Web – one of the most technological places in Japan tour. Here several pavilions with thousands of cars of various age and brands are presented. Anyone can look at evolution of a model range of the company from the sources to the most modern models and even concept car. But the main feature of this sight is the Ride One pavilion – the place where everyone can be passed on the ultramodern car, more precisely “the device of mobile movement of the future”. In the historical hall of the museum it is possible to enjoy the best cars of the 20th century. Toyota Mega Web – the excellent place for family rest and entertainments.
Kiyemidzu-der’s sight – the pure temple in Japan
Kiyemidzu-dera is one of the best-known temples of Japan. It was based in mountains in the east of Kyoto in 780, but our times were reached only by structures of 1633. They were also added to the list of the world heritage of UNESCO in 1994. In the temple to Kiyemidz at the height of 13 meters there is a verandah with which people jumped on the earth. If you jumped and survived at the same time, then your wish made before a jump will be executed by all means. As it is not strange, after these jumps of 85% of people survived. In Japan even the popular expression “appeared to jump from a scene to Kiyemidza”, that is to take the plunge. Presently jumps forbade at the legislative level. At the heart of this sight the real curative falls of Japan are located. Its waters are divided into three separate streams, each of which designates the most important in human life: health, wisdom and longevity. Of arrived to look with any at Kiyemidzu-der’s sight, can drink waters from these streams. However, there is one condition: water can be drunk only from two streams – then to you also healing will be kind if you want to drink water from all three streams, then it will show your greed and will help nothing to you. Recently Kiyemidzu-der’s temple became one of 21 finalists of “New Seven Wonders of the world”.