Historical and cultural places -2

The ancient city of Kyoto was the Imperial seat for more than a thousand years, starting at the end of the eighth century. Among its many historical places of interest are such temples and shrines as Kinkaku Temple, Sanju-sangendo, Ginkaku Temple, Kinkaku Temple, Heian Shrine the East and the West Hongan Temples, Daitoku Temple, Saiho Temple and Ryuan Temple. Other important sights are Kyoto Gosho, Nijo Castle, and Katsura Imperial Villa. Each of these places has architectural and landscape beauty that leaves the visitor entraced.

In addition there are many places of scenic beauty, such as Mount Higashi, Mount Arashi, Sagano, and the River Kamo, and many famous local products, such as nishijin brocade, yuzen dyed fabrics, kyo dolls, kiyomizu ware and kyo fans.

Kamakura, which is in the suburbs, of Tokyo, became the seat of the military government for a period of one hundred and fifty years, starting from the end of the twelfth century. The many historical places that can be seen there include Tsurugaoka Hachiman Srine, the Great Buddha of Hase, Kencho Temple and Enkaku Temple.

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日本の歴史や文化を知る観光地-2】

 京都は、8世紀末から約1000年余り皇居のあった古都である。清水寺、三十三間堂、銀閣寺、金閣寺、平安神宮、東西本願寺、大徳寺、西芳寺、竜安寺、京都御所、二条城、桂離宮など多くの寺社や史跡があり、その建築美や庭園美は訪れる人を魅了する。

 また、東山、嵐山、嵯峨野、加茂川など景勝地も多く、西陣織、友禅染、京人形、清水焼、京扇子などの名産品もある。

 東京近郊の鎌倉は、12世紀末から約150年間、武家政権の所在地となったところである。鶴岡八幡宮、長谷の大仏、建長寺、円覚寺などの史跡が多い。

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