What to Expect
You can visit the places where Shoguns used to stay. You can feel the life of the Shoguns at that time.
- Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as Golden pavillion
This temple was originally built as a retirement villa in the end 14th century for the third Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who brought the power of the Murimachi Shogunate to its peak. This villa became an important cultural center, because Yoshimitsu encouraged the development of arts such as Noh and Renga.
- Nijo castle
Nijo castle was built by the first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu, in 1603, as the residence of the Tokugawa Shoguns in Kyoto, to demonstrate the authority of Tokugawa Shogun.
- Ginkaku-ji temple, also known as Silver pavillion
This temple has its origin in the villa called the Higashiyama-dono, which was established by the eighth Muromachi Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in mid 15th century. During Yoshimasa's reign, Japan saw development of the culture, such as tea ceremony (Sado), flower arrangement (Kado or Ikebana), Noh drama, and Indian ink painting. Yoshimasa frequently used this place to hold gathering for cultural enjoyments such as tea ceremony, incense appreciation and flower arrangement.
- An authentic tea ceremony experience