Публикации с меткой «shrine»

E-book Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

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Kyoto was established in 794 as Heian-kyo and remained official capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until Meiji Restoration and following transfer of the imperial court to Tokyo in 1869. Kyoto today is the third largest city in Japan and boasts the highest density of the historic monuments. In 1994, UNESCO designated 17 historic monuments located in Kyoto and nearby cities of Uji and Otsu as World Heritage Site. This includes 13 Buddhist temples, 3 Shinto shrines and a castle. Among the 198 structures mostly constructed or designed during X-XVII cc., 38 are designated as National Treasures (the highest status of tangible cultural assets in Japan) and 160 as Important Cultural Properties.

The book is lavishly illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. It should be interesting for travelers, those who love Japanese history, culture and architecture and for everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world. 

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Phoenix Hall in Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Japan. UNESCO site

E-book Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

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Nara was established in 710 as the second permanent capital of Japan. Nara was the capital for 74 years, lending its name to the period in Japanese history lasted from 710 to 794. It was designated as UNESCO site in 1998. World Heritage in Nara comprises five Buddhist temples, one Shinto shrine, Imperial Palace and primeval forest.

The book is lavishly illustrated by photos mainly shot by the author. It should be interesting for travelers, those who love Japanese history, culture and architecture and for everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world. 

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Itsukushima Shrine

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The shrine has more than 1400 years of history, and is a registered World Heritage Site. The vermillion lacquered shrine, located at the beautiful Itsukushima, fits well with the  blue sea, and the green of the virgin forest, recreating the elegance of the Heian era. Many visitors from all around the world continue to visit.

More info and pictures in e-book World Heritages Site of Japan

E-book World Heritage Sites of Japan

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The popularity of Japan among travelers from all over the world is growing year by year. This book tells about the most attractive places of interest, which are designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites as being of special cultural or physical significance. This includes world famous Himeji castle, Mount Fuji, Itsukushima Shrine, ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, Hiroshima atomic dome, Okinawa castles and other tourist attractions.

The author has personally visited most of the sites and provided beautiful pictures of the magnificent architecture and scenic nature. 

This work should be useful for travelers, Japanese culture lovers and everybody who wants to know more about our diverse world.  

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WHS of Japan ebook