A center of traditionalism and modernism, Japan is a true reflection of the beauty of life. From skyscrapers to the Virgin Islands, pop culture and monarchies; Japan has it all. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the most visited city in the world. Here is a look at the top ten tourist attractions in Japan.
TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION
Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The three-story building with the upper two floors covered in pure gold leaf was constructed by Shogun Ashikaga Yosgimitsu in 1397. Although it was burned down several times over the years, it was later rebuilt in its original setting and has been stately architecture since then. The first floor is built in the Shinden style, the second floor in the Bukke style and their floor in the style of a Chinese Zen room. Kinkaku-Ji is reflected in the pond, and the pond is reflected in the building's gold leaf.
Built in the year 1958, the Tokyo Towers at a height of 332 meters (1,092 feet) is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. Made of prefabricated steel, it is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world and weighs only 4,000 metric tons. Originally set up as a broadcasting tower, it quickly became a tourist attraction. The tower has two mascots, named Nippon. Tourists climb the tower to get a view of the whole city. The open design of the tower is designed to withstand natural disasters. The Tokyo Tower Aquarium, souvenir shops, and Asia's largest wax museum also attract visitors. The lights dazzle the tower at night, giving the impression of being mesmerized.
A national treasure and also a World Heritage Site, Himaji Castle is one of the original twelve castles in Japan that have never been destroyed. It is also known as White Heron Castle for its white exterior. The 400-year-old architectural wonder is made up of more than 80 buildings spread over several Baileys. The main dungeon is made up of six-story wooden structures in the heart of the complex. Visitors enter through an entrance with steep stairs and loopholes once used by archers to defend the castle. Cherry Blossom tours become a key attraction in late March and early April.
TEMPLE OF TODAIJI
Built in 752, Todaiji Temple in Nara is an integral part of Japanese culture. Daibutsuben (Big Buddha Hall) is the tallest wooden building in the world and inside is the world's largest 15 meter bronze Buddha statue. The Todaiji complex once covered most of the city, but it was partially destroyed during the Genpei War.
THE GREAT BUDDHA OF KAMAKURA
The Kamakura Great Buddha is 13.35 meters tall and is the second tallest Buddha figure in Japan. The bronze statue cast in 1252 during the Kamakura era was gold-plated and placed inside a temple until a tsunami swept away the wooden structure, leaving behind only traces of leaves. gold around the ears. The statue represents Buddha Amida. The gesture of meditation symbolizes sincerity and serenity.
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