Kyoto

by / on April 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM / in Featured, Ginkaku – ji, Kyoto, Kyoto WH, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) “The Silver Pavilion”!

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺 “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺 “Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. This temple has been known as the Higashiyama-den (Higashiyama Palace) of the eight Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimasa. After his death, it was converted into this temple in accordance with his will. The two-storied Kannon-den (観音殿), is the […]

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

Kontai-ji Temple on Jyubu Mountain in Kyoto Prefecture!

Today I went on an ‘out of the box’ adventure to  in Kyoto 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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