Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Autumn Hotspots in Kyoto and Nara! &emdash; Konpuku-ji: Autumn Nostalgia in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Autumn Hotspots in Kyoto and Nara! &emdash; Enkō-ji (圓光寺) in Kyoto During the Autumn Season of 2012!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto. &emdash; Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Yoi-Yoiyama!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Karasu sumō at Kamigamo shrine! &emdash; Karasu sumō at Kamigamo shrine!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Yoi-Yoiyama!

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by / on September 1, 2014 at 8:58 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Senbon Shaka-dō, The Oldest Buddhist Hall in Kyoto!

Senbon Shaka-dō: A few days ago I visited the Senbon Shaka-dō Temple or Daihōon-ji Temple (大報恩寺) in Kamigyo-ku ward of Kyoto. In my previous post the Reihōkan (霊宝殿) or treasure house was the focus. If you did not have a chance to take a look at the many artefacts and descriptions, you can do so by following this link: Buddhist […]

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by / on August 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Temples-Shrines, Uncategorized

Buddhist Artefacts at the Senbon Shaka-dō in Kyoto.

Senbon Shaka-dō Temple: A few days ago, I visited the Senbon Shaka-dō Temple (千本釈迦堂) or Daihōon-ji Temple (大報恩寺) in Kamigyo-ku ward of Kyoto. The Senbon Shaka-dō Temple was founded in 1227 and the main hall is the oldest structure in Kyoto. Reihōkan Treasure House: The Reihōkan, of Senbon Shaka-dō, is one of Kyoto’s finest treasure halls. Inside the Reihōkan treasure house […]

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by / on August 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

“Hare of Inaba and Ōkuninushi” at Yasaka Shrine!

Ōkuni Shrine: While visiting Yasaka shrine during Yoi-Yoiyama of Gion Matsuri, I came across this sub-shrine, the Ōkuni Shrine (大國主社). You’ll find it on your left as you approach the main area of Yasaka shrine, right across from where you buy lucky charms. You can’t miss it as there is a large statue of Ōkuninushi and the White Hare of […]

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