World Heritage Coin Sets 5. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
Old capital, Kyoto, whose area spreads from Heiankyo to its suburban cities of Uji and Otsu, was founded in 794. It created a graceful and original culture through the Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi, Momoyama and Edo periods as the capital of old Japan. Present day Kyoto has inherited various cultural properties. Among these are 17 areas of temples and shrines, etc, historically and artistically valued and representing the Old Capital in each respective period. Scenes and sights of these registered temples, shrines and gardens represent the general atmosphere of the Old Capital. Here you can taste the part of the old culture of Japan.