Archive for January 31st, 2011

by / on January 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM / in Kinkaku-ji, Kita-ku, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines

Kinkaku-ji: Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu’s Villa!

Going to Kinkaku-ji recently in late autumn was a feast for the eyes. Although the momiji season was running at its end, there was still beauty in the landscape. After arriving at the parking grounds (huge) we followed the many visitors towards the temple. We entered a walkway bordered of with trees and on our left was a wooden construction […]

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by / on January 31, 2011 at 4:14 PM / in Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto WH, Sanbō-in Garden, Temples-Shrines

Sanbō-in Garden in Daigo-ji, Kyoto.

Although it was winter when we visited the garden of Sanbō-in, it was obvious that a warmer climate, such as spring or autumn, would have been a better time to visit. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful and peaceful garden with small nooks and crannies from which to enjoy the calm and serenity of the moment. One can almost imagine what […]

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