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Welcome to Kansai

Our Virtual guide Randy Channel Soei welcome us to the Kansai Region. In this tour we will be visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka’s famous spots

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Japan | Kyoto

Kyoto Station and Public Transportation

The station’s planning began to commemorate the 1200 anniversary of Kyoto but it was completed in 1997. Millions of people have passed through here, this is the center hub for transportation here in Kyoto. Japan’s public transportation explained

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Japan | Kyoto

Kyoto’s Ancient City Structure

This is a copy of the entrance way to Kyoto City this was built in 794. The city of Kyoto was built on a North-South grid. There’s a story or a legend that in the top of this part there were demons that were living

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Japan | Kyoto

Kyoto Tower

This Tower was built to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, it didn’t open until November of ’64 so the Olympics had already passed. Today you can visit the restaurant at the top for a breath taking 360 degree view

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Japan | Kyoto

Togetsukyo Bridge

The Togetsukyo bridge is a representative landmark of the Arashiyama region. It was built in the 8th century and at the current location probably since 400 years ago it was rebuilt with concrete pylons because it was washed out many times because of floods in the 1930s.

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Japan | Kyoto

Togetsukyo Bridge Drone

Aerial view of the Togetsukyo bridge

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Japan | Kyoto

Bamboo Forest

While in the middle of the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama Randy talks about how this place became very famous when the elite aristocrats started to want to have natural settings and how it is a place for an everyday break or even leadership training courses ground nowadays

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Japan | Kyoto

Bamboo Forest 360 Video

Bamboo Forest 360 Video

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Japan | Kyoto

Taizo-in Temple

Daiko Matsuyama the deputy head priest of Taizon Zen Buddist Temple welcomes us to the temple. We learn about the history of Zenist philosophy and its core principles that are taught here

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Japan | Kyoto

Yoko-en Garden

this Garden was created around 60 years ago. Designed by Nakane Kinsaku who is regarded one of the best Japanese garden designers of the last hundred years

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Japan | Kyoto

Kinkakuji: The Golden Pavilion

The Kinkakuji is one of Kyoto’s many World Heritage sites. This Zen temple is probably the most famous temple in Japan it was founded in 1397 as a retirement Villa for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

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Japan | Kyoto

Entrance to Daitokuji Temple

The Daitokuji temple is considered a very important Zen temple in Japan it was founded in 1325 and houses 22 sub-temples In this complex in many of the temples you will also find cemeteries and many of them inter famous nobles in Samurai and merchant class people,

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Japan | Kyoto
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