Nara Prefecture

by / on January 9, 2018 at 6:09 PM / in Nara Ken, Nara Prefecture

Tenkawa Daibenzaiten-sha, Deep in the Mountains of Nara-ken.

Tenkawa Daibenzaiten-sha: Our Journey into the Ōmine Mountains of Nara Prefecture. Tenkawa Daibenzaiten-sha our journey begins. During the first few days of the new year, Japanese people visit local and famous shrines, this is called Hatsumōde (初詣). I went with my family to a famous shrine in Nara Prefecture. It’s a small three-hour drive from Kyoto. After exiting the highway our […]

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by / on May 12, 2016 at 9:46 PM / in Nara Ken, Nara Prefecture, Nara-City, Yamanobe-no-Michi

Byakugo-ji: Treasures on Mt. Takamado in Nara City.

Byakugo-ji history and quick facts: Byakugo-ji (白毫寺), a Buddhist temple situated at the foot of Mt. Takamado, in Nara City, Japan. It is believed to have been originally built as the villa of Prince Shiki (志貴皇子), the father of Emperor Kōnin (光仁天皇), and a famous poet from the 7th to 8th century. Prince Shiki’s father was the 38th Emperor of […]

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