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Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
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!

Latest Scoop on Kyoto and Nara's Historical Sites!

by / on August 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm / in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto 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 […]Continue reading «Buddhist Artefacts at the Senbon Shaka-dō in Kyoto.»

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

“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 […]Continue reading « “Hare of Inaba and Ōkuninushi” at Yasaka Shrine!»

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by / on August 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival

Traditional Nihon Buyō Performances at the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto.

Nihon Buyō at Yasaka Jinja: During the Gion matsuri month of July many events take place in the Yasaka shrine in Kyoto. One of those events is a traditional performance of Nihon Buyō (日本舞踊). This event takes place on the 15th of July and is part of Yoi-yoi Yama. The program starts at 3.00 pm and last about 2 hours. […]Continue reading «Traditional Nihon Buyō Performances at the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto.»

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