Ukyō-ku

by / on June 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM / in Arashiyama, Kameyama Koen, Temples-Shrines, Ukyō-ku

Kameyama-kōen in Arashiyama, Kyoto!

Kameyama-kōen next to the Katsura River: Kameyama-kōen park is located in the Arashiyama area and the entrance is alongside the river. You have to walk away from the bridge and follow the path next to the river. After a couple of 100 meters there is a path that leads up the mountain. The peak of the mountain is about 340 […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM / in Arashiyama, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines, Tenryu-ji, Tenryū-ji, Ukyō-ku

Tenryū-ji Temple in Sagano, Kyoto

Tenryū-ji Temple is in the middle of Sagano/Arashiyama which is one of the most popular areas among visitors to Kyoto. The Tenryū-ji Temple , a Zen Buddhist temple, has an excellent Chisen-Kaiyu-Shiki (pond-stroll) garden that was laid out by a garden designer of genius, Muso Soseki (Muso Kokushi, or the Most Reverend Priest Muso, 1275-1351). Sogen-chi pond and Ishigumi (arranged rocks) in […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM / in Arashiyama, Takiguchi-dera, Temples-Shrines, Ukyō-ku

Takiguchi-dera Temple: A Story Written in Blood!

Takiguchi-dera Temple (小倉山 滝口寺), its on the left side of Giō-ji Temple. A small steep path leads to the entrance. Another dramatic love story and written in blood. Saito Tokiyori was one of Taira-no-Shigemori‘s retainers. Tokiyori saw Kenrei Monin’s lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, dance during a flower-viewing party and decided he wanted her for his wife. Refused permission, Tokiyori renounced the world […]

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by / on April 4, 2011 at 9:44 PM / in Arashiyama, Temples-Shrines, Ukyō-ku

Arashiyama (Storm Mountain) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan.

Togetsukyo Bridge: It was a lazy summer day when we visited the famous, picturesque Arashiyama. Although I had been there numerous times before, I always hold a fascination towards it because of its beauty. Undeniably, one of the most famous attractions in Arashiyama is the romantic Togetsukyo Bridge, also known as the Moon Crossing Bridge. This bridge is notable for […]

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