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South Korea travel Guide South Korea

Invaluable assistance in the preparation of the guide was provided by the national Organization of Tourism of Korea. Now Russian tourists appeared comfortable and reliable travel guide for South Korea. Travelers will be able to discover mysterious, mystical, yet modern and dynamically developing country. The country – pearl of the Far East – South Korea. Nice to add that from January 1 2014 year from Russia to South Korea is a visa-free regime!

South Korea – a distant and mysterious Russian tourists to the country.

A country famous for rich culture and ancient history, you parasite Buddhist temples and monasteries. Royal palaces of ancient dynasties and numerous fortresses. Healing mineral springs and clean sandy beaches.

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May day celebrations in Japan

May day celebrations in Japan (air)

The program of the tour: May day celebrations in Japan (air)

1 day. The beginning of the tour.

Departure from Kiev.

Day 2. A walk through Osaka.

Arrival in Osaka. Meeting with the guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Evening: walk in the center of Osaka, a visit to the fish restaurants. Overnight in Osaka.

Day 3. Osaka castle, aquarium.

Breakfast. Tour of Osaka (the third largest city in Japan) visit: Osaka Castle (the garden where Sakura is already in bloom), aquarium “Kaiyukan” (one of the best collections of fish in the world), buildings “Umeda sky building” observation deck. Free time. Overnight in Osaka.

Day 4. Central and Eastern Kyoto.

Breakfast. Familiarity with Kyoto – the most beautiful city of Japan. Moving to Kyoto is the most beautiful city of Japan. Inspection of the Central part of Kyoto: Nijo castle, Imperial Palace, the observation deck tower (100 metres). Examination Eastern Kyoto: Higashiyama and Kiyomizudera temples(the area near the temple), temples, Ginkakuji, Sanjusangendo, Nanzenji, gion quarter. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Osaka.

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Tea ceremony in Japan and its history

Tea in Japan came from China, whence it was brought by Buddhist monks. So many people think that tea ceremony in Japan is very similar to Chinese traditions. But actually it is not. General is only one — the total absorption by the process and, of course, tea.

The ritual was often changed but the respect for tea remained unchanged. Modern tea ceremony in Japan was invented in the XV century by Murota JUKU — a monk. And at the beginning of the next century one of ZEO Takano enriched the tradition of tea houses and pottery is rough work.

Disciple of ZEO Takano sen-no-Rikyu went further and even defined, what can be said during the ceremony. Also designed the atmosphere: it became obligatory garden with a stone path that leads to the tea house. Thus, a simple meditation with an offering of tea to the Buddha turned into a small performance with scenery, where roles are strictly divided.

Fortunately, Since school based sen-no-Rikyu, not only flourished, but by the 18th century opened several other schools as their basis.

Utensils for the tea ceremony in Japan is chosen the most simple — it is an undecorated coarse pottery. Especially in the price of aged items. The tea set includes the box where Continue reading

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