Japan81 Kyoto23 A random stroll

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: https://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan81-kyoto23-a-random-stroll Thank you! Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. The original city was arranged in accordance with traditional Chinese feng shui following the model of the ancient Chinese capital of Chang'an (present-day Xi'an). Historically, Kyoto was the largest city in Japan, later surpassed by Osaka and Edo (Tokyo) towards the end of the 16th century

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JAPAN Kyoto Short but sweet touching trip 23

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Kyoto is located in the central part of the island of Honshu. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. The original city was arranged in accordance with traditional Chinese feng shui following the model of the ancient Chinese capital of Chang'an (present-day Xi'an). Historically, Kyoto was the largest city in Japan, later surpassed by Osaka and Edo (Tokyo) towards the end of the 16th century

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Kyoto city hall main building Designed by Goiichi Murata, the main building was completed in 1927

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Kyoto city hall main building It is perhaps the only pre-War building in the city that would not be mourned if it were to meet the omnivorous Kyoto wrecking ball

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The Hamaguri rebellion of 1864 burnt down 28,000 houses in the city

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The front of the apartments at night

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Hotel Royal

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Hotel Royal

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Hotel Royal

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Imperial Palace Kyoto (reconstructed in 1855 after it had burnt down) is the Emperor’s official residence in Kyoto  

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The Kamo River in the past was a crucial source of relatively pure drinking water for Kyoto residents

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Kawaramachi Catholic Church was first constructed in 1890 during the Meiji Period by Friar Villon, a missionary of the Paris Mission Society, after the edict banning Christianity in Japan was lifted

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Cathedral St Francis Xavier

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Cathedral St Francis Xavier

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Cathedral St Francis Xavier

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Archangel Michael St Francis Xavier

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The stained glass windows were manufactured by Hans Stockler of Switzerland. They include images of St. Michael, St. Francis Xavier, the 14 Stations of the Cross and the Resurrection. The images are arranged in the shape of the Japanese archipelago with green and purple the dominant colors representing vegetation growing in light and water. Behind the altar is a large stained glass window of the Creation

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Cathedral St Francis Xavier

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At the rear of the cathedral is a special space dedicated to the Christian martyrs of Nagasaki, 187 men, women and children who died for their faith during the periodic Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Tokugawa regime crackdowns on Christianity during the late Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573 -1603) and early Edo Period (1603-1868)

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The pipe organ comes from Germany and was installed in 1971. It has 1509 pipes and 22 stops The basement of the church includes a small chapel used for weekday masses and religious retreats. An historic bronze statue of the Holy Mother dating from the late 19th century is placed here Cathedral St Francis Xavier

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Public Art Asahi Hall (Teramachi Street)

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Public Art Asahi Hall (Teramachi Street) There was big wall painting of Seiji Togo (1897–1978) on former Kyoto Asahi Kaikan Building This is miniature of the picture Teramachi 1957

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Public Art

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Seiji Togo (1897–1978) Municipal Museum of Art

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Teramachi Shopping arcade 

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From clothing to used books, from art to food, Teramachi Shopping arcade has it all. Clothing and accessories, books and magazines, food and cooking, music, gifts, tourists can really find anything they can think of at Teramachi Shopping arcade

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The northern area offers also a selection of coffee shops and restaurants, for recharging one’s batteries after a long shopping spree. And if shopping until you drop is now what you had in mind, never fear, there are plenty of places to take a load off and watch the crowd

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Kyoto features a unique mix of shopping, where modern, high end fashion shops can be found alongside stores with centuries of history selling traditional Kyoto crafts or specialty foods

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Nishiki Market branches off Teramachi about 100 meters north of Shijo Street Market Stalls in Food Market

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Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of cooked vinegared rice combined with varied ingredients, chiefly seafood, vegetables, meat (usually fish), and occasionally tropical fruits

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Tempura are pieces of lightly battered, deep fried seafood and vegetables

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Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station Municipal Subway Tōzai Line The yellow lines are called “Tactile Ground Surface Indicators” (TGSI). They are designed to be used by blind people or who have vision impairment as a guide to navigate streets, intersections, road crossing, entrance to stairs, subway and train platforms, and so on

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The Tozai Line is useful for getting from the center of the city to sightseeing districts like Higashiyama in the east and Nijo Castle in the West

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Kyoto's subway system has two lines: the north-south Karasuma Line (green) and the east-west Tozai Line (red)

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