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by / on January 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines

Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto!

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺?), officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺?) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site.[1] (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan.)

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by / on January 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM / in Horyu-ji temple, Nara WH

Hōryū-ji Temple in Nara!

Hōryū-ji Temple (lit. Temple of the Flourishing Law) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji, or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as seminary and monastery both. Hōryū-ji Temple’s pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji Temple’s place as […]

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by / on January 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box, Ramen

Ramen, Japans most popular dish!

Ramen: is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn. Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of […]

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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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