Archive for January 14th, 2011

by / on January 14, 2011 at 10:17 PM / in Kyoto WH, Nijo - jo Castle

Nijō Castle: Tokugawa Ieyasu’s Residence in Kyoto!

History: In 1601, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ordered all the feudal lords in Western Japan to contribute to the construction of Nijō Castle, which was completed during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1626. Parts of Fushimi Castle, such as the main tower and the karamon, were moved here in 1625-26.[1] It was built as the […]

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by / on January 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines

Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto!

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺?), officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺?) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site.[1] (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan.)

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