Archive for October, 2014

by / on October 16, 2014 at 11:51 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Konpuku-ji: Autumn Nostalgia in Kyoto.

Konpuku-ji and Matsuo Bashō: The Konpuku-ji Temple (金福寺) in Ichijōji, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto City, is one of the many temples in this area that is frequented by autumn lovers. There is another reason though, the famous haiku poet Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉, 1644 – 1694), used to have a small cottage here where he received his inspiration for his many poems. […]

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by / on October 10, 2014 at 11:11 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Enkō-ji in Kyoto During the Autumn of 2013!

Autumn in Sakyo-ku: Perhaps one of the most famous seasons of the year for people in Kyoto and, taking in considerations the many foreigners travelling to Kyoto for this event, this is perhaps the grandest event here in Kyoto. A Japanese friend told me they had to book several months in advance to find a hotel room in Kyoto. The […]

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Yasaka Shrine: A Closer Look, Pt.3.

The East Side of Yasaka Shrine: In this entry on Yasaka shrine well tale a look at some of the sub-shrines on the East side of the shrine grounds. When you walk towards the Maruyama park on your right is a colourful shrine dedicated to the “Inari Gods” it goes by the name of Tamamitsu Shrine (玉光稲荷社). During festivals its […]

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 11:31 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto.

Nashinoki Shrine: During the month of September many events are held here in Kyoto. One of those, although not so popular with main stream tourists, is the annual Japanese bush clovers festival (Hagi-萩), at the Nashinoki Shrine (梨木神社) in Kyoto. Nashinoki Shrine is located on the East side of Kyoto’s Imperial Palace and opposite of Rozanji Temple. There was an […]

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