Sakyō-ku

by / on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM / in Featured, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Climbing Mount Kurama (鞍馬山): 600 Meters of Steep Trails!

Kibune: Start of our adventure: The plan for our visit to the Kibune-Kurama area was to climb mount Kurama from the Kibune side, make our way to Kurama-dera, and then to descend at the Kurama village. The weather was perfect – it was a sunny day in May and it was to be the start of an exciting adventure. Across […]

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by / on June 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM / in Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

The Rose Garden-A Romantic Flower Story!

The Kyoto Botanical Garden (240,000 m²), also known as the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden, is a major botanical garden with conservatory located next to the Kamo River, Hangi-cho Simogamo, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. The garden was first established in 1924, fell into disuse in 1946, and was restarted in 1961. As of […]

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by / on February 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM / in Featured, Kyoto WH, Sakyō-ku, Shimogamo Jinja, Temples-Shrines

Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto: Founded in the 6th Century!

We visited Shimogamo Shrine on the same day as we did Kamigamo, since they both had festivals and are twin temples. The shrine is situated slightly more down towards the city in a beautiful forest with majestic trees that would make you think it would be an enjoyable place to visit in the summer. There is a torii leading to […]

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by / on January 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM / in Featured, Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto WH, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Temple of the Silver Pavilion: Ginkaku-ji!

Ginkaku-ji was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa (足利 義政, January 20, 1436 – January 27, 1490) as a mountain villa in 1482, Jishoji Temple was later converted into a temple. Officially named Jisho-ji Temple, this temple is a great example of Higashiyama culture. The Ginkaku-ji, or “Silver Pavilion,” with its simple, noble design, is a National Treasure. It is also known as […]

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