Friday, July 11, 2014

Tokyo Imperial Palace - Rich in Culture

Tokyo Imperial Palace is the capital of Japan's industrial heart and those who appreciate the culture industry must begin his journey around the city's main shopping street - Ginza, where the shops and restaurants of the most important and expensive. The road was established by the British architect in the renovation of the city after a fire in 1872.

However, if you still want to feel the soul of the East, starting with Asakus environment, which saves the scent of ancient Japan. Although in the past it was known for its "holiday indulgence" and is considered one of the "hot".

So what is there to see in Tokyo? Tokyo Imperial Palace is located in the central part of the Japanese capital of Edo Castle in the region. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, who had his residence here. Other Tokugawa Shogunate decided to expand and strengthen the castle and in 1637 became one of the largest castles in Japan Until 1868 the official residence of the kings of Japan located in Kyoto. But as Meidzi dynasty was restored in 1868 under the shogunate collapsed and the Japanese capital moved to Tokyo. Since then, Edo Castle becoming the new imperial residence. It is here, in the beautiful gardens and Kitanomaru Higashi behind the moat and fortified walls, the Imperial Palace is located. Erection and castle walls was named a national heritage in 1963 and since then they are protected by the government. Modern palace complex was built in 1964 - 1986 which is an old castle (burned during the U.S. bombing in 1945).

Tokyo Tower (which is 333 meters) and complex modern skyscrapers "Three Towers" are also among the main attractions of the city.

One of the most popular temples and most visited Shinto - Meidzi, also in Tokyo. This relic Meidzi dedicated to the Emperor, who with his wife, is considered the only one who opened Japan to the world (no one was allowed to enter the country before that date). Built in 1920, after his death, the shrine was destroyed during the Second World War and was rebuilt only in 1958. Today you can visit the sanctuary (Naihaiden), where the main temple is located, and outside the sanctuary (Gehaiden), opened in , 1926. Homotsuden museum is also in the odd places that can attract you here. Built in 1921 and retaining the emperor and photographs and personal items consort.

Senso-ji - the temple town more respectable, located in the Asakusa district. By 628, the goal is to keep the golden statue of Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kannon, who, according to legend, was found by two fishermen. 5 storey pagoda temples and largely rebuilt after the Second World War. However, it is still a busy place. It is said that a large incense burner in front of the entrance to cure the disease. There are also many relics at a Shinto shrine.

And of course, Tokyo is famous for its museum which has no analogues in the world. They are: Kite Museum with more than 4,000 exhibits, Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Museum subway and entertainment museum, museum of matches, bicycles and the Museum of Bags and museums.

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