by / on November 14, 2017 at 6:49 PM / in Adashino Nenbutsu, Arashiyama, Autumn-Momiji, Gio-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Hokyo-in, Jojakko-ji temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto WH, Matsuri-Festival, Nison-in, Nonomiya-jinja, Otagi Nenbutsu, Sakyō-ku, Seiryo-ji, Temples-Shrines, Tenryu-ji, Tenryū-ji

3 Days of Autumn Bliss, A Carefully Selected Travel Planner.

Three Days of Autumn Bliss in Kyoto! A few days ago, I posted my first travel guide book to Kindle and iBooks. I have carefully selected some of Kyoto’s most scenic autumn spots. This guide book will take you on a three day trip through the ancients streets of Kyoto. On day 1, we’ll walk along the Higashiyama range and downtown […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM / in Arashiyama, Gio-ji

A story of botched love: Gio-ji temple in Sagano, Kyoto!

Gio-ji temple of the Shingon Buddhist sect, formerly known as Ojo-in, is said to have been founded by Nembutsubo Tyochin, a disciple of priest Honen. Later it became to be called Gio-ji. The main building, reconstructed in 1895, enshrines the statue of Buddha Dainichi, who symbolizes oneness with the universe. There is also a statue of Taira no Kiyomori, a […]

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