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Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Ato-Matsuri (後祭)!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Sakura Nostalgia From Kyoto, 2014. &emdash; Sakura Nostalgia Kyoto: Arashiyama.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Tōji Temple: Guardian Bastion for Heian-kyō. &emdash; Tō-ji temple (東寺) Founded by Emperor Kammu in 796!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Byōdō-in (平等院): A World Heritage Site in Uji City, Kyoto. &emdash; Byōdō-in (平等院): A World heritage Site in Uji City, Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) 2014 in Kyoto City! &emdash; Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) 2014 in Kyoto City!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Travelling Adventures in and around Kyoto! &emdash; Takino Waki Magai Butsu (滝の脇魔崖仏) in Shigaraki-cho, Shiga!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) in 1160 in Kyoto! &emdash; Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) in 1160 in Kyoto!

Latest Scoop on Kyoto and Nara's Historical Sites!

by / on July 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Ato-Matsuri!

On the 24th of July, the last Gion Matsuri was held in the city of Kyoto. Its the first time in more than 150 years that the Gion Matsuri has been held in its original format. This is a photo account of the Ato-Matsuri (後祭) the last parade of the Gion Matsuri, 2014 in Kyoto. It was a hot day […]Continue reading «Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Ato-Matsuri!»

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by / on June 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm / in Cherry Blossoms, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival, Ukyō-ku

Sakura Hotspots in Kyoto: Arashiyama.

Kizu and Katsura Rivers: A little while ago I got myself an off road mountain bike and have used it as part of my exercise routine. One of the goals I had set was to cycle along the Kizu River to Arashiyama. I live very close to this river and it has a nice cycling road along its banks. The […]Continue reading «Sakura Hotspots in Kyoto: Arashiyama.»

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by / on June 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm / in Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Kyoto World Heritage, Minami-ku, To - ji Temple

Tōji Temple: Guardian Bastion for Heian-kyō.

History of Tōji Temple: Tōji Temple (東寺) in the south-eastern part of Kyoto is a large complex with a history dating back more than a 1000 years ago. In the year 794 Emperor Kanmu moved the capital from Heijō-kyō (平城京-Nara) to Heian-kyō (平安京-Kyoto). He wanted to have two guardian temples to protect the new capital, one in the East and […]Continue reading «Tōji Temple: Guardian Bastion for Heian-kyō.»

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