Sōraku County

by / on May 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM / in Kyoto-Fu, Sōraku County

Koishidani Shrine (戀志谷神社) in Minamiyamashiro-mura, Kyoto-fu!

Today, together with my hiking friends we went to Okawara along the Kizu River in Sōraku-gun, Kyoto prefecture. We went to the Koishidani Shrine (戀志谷神社) and enjoyed the splendid view of the mountain across from us. It was a fine day, we sat in the shade and enjoyed a cool breeze. Outside of that we tasted some sake from Tottori […]

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by / on April 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM / in Kyoto-Fu, Sōraku County

Hōsono Shrine (祝園神社) In Seika-chō, Kyoto-Fu!

The entrance of the Hōsono Shrine (祝園神社) in Seika-chō, Kyoto-Fu is located within 100 meters of the banks of the Kizu River and just below route 71. Around the shrine is a bamboo forest! It is said that in the time of the Emperor Sujin (88BC), a man named Yasuhiko Takehani was convicted of treason against the Imperial Court and […]

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by / on October 6, 2011 at 9:39 AM / in Kyoto-Fu, Sōraku County, Wazuka-cho

Kontai-ji Temple on Jyubu Mountain!

Today I went on an ‘out of the box’ adventure to Kontai-ji temple on Mount Jyubu near Wazuka-cho in Soraku-gun. Relying heavily on the help of i-pad navigation, we arrived at Mount Jyubu, and as my daughter will testify, the road winding up the 685 meter high mountain was full of fear and excitement (mainly fear on her part). Parking […]

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