Post Tagged with: "Autumn"

by / on December 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Nanzen-ji in Kyoto, The Sanmon Gate.

Autumn at Nanzen-ji Temple: The autumn season, here in Kyoto, has come to an end and peace has returned to the city. Several years ago I visited the Nanzen-ji Temple grounds (南禅寺) during the autumn season. This year I wanted to go back and climb up the stairs of the majestic Sanmon Gate (三門) of Nanzen-ji (南禅寺). If you take […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 3:23 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box

Tororo Soba in Rural Kizugawa County.

A few days ago, I went to the Kizugawa era of Kyoto to enjoy the autumn leaves and shoot some pictures. It was a very nice, sunny day and our first destination was the town of Kasagi and the Kasagi-dera on Mt.Kasagi in Sōraku-gun, Kyoto-fu. It involved quite a bit of hiking on this famous historical mountain and climbing over, […]

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by / on November 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines, Yamashina-ku

Dainichi-dō in Kyoto, during Autumn 2014!

Today, I drove along the Higashiyama driveway and took a look at the Shōgunzuka Dainichi-dō (将軍塚大日堂). Since October of this year the temple has re-opened after a year long renovation. What before was a dirt and gravel area in front of the main hall is now a neatly trimmed small mound with maple trees and grass, and a smoothly finished […]

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by / on November 12, 2014 at 5:43 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Autumn at Eikan-dō in Kyoto.

Autumn in Kyoto: Autumn in Kyoto is always an extraordinary event, bringing people from all over the world, to experience the beautiful maple colours in an exquisite setting. Amongst the favourites is Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) gardens in Northern Kyoto. It’s conveniently located along the well know Philosophers path and there are several more popular autumn spots in the vicinity. Eikan-dō […]

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by / on October 10, 2014 at 11:11 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Enkō-ji in Kyoto During the Autumn of 2013!

Autumn in Sakyo-ku: Perhaps one of the most famous seasons of the year for people in Kyoto and, taking in considerations the many foreigners travelling to Kyoto for this event, this is perhaps the grandest event here in Kyoto. A Japanese friend told me they had to book several months in advance to find a hotel room in Kyoto. The […]

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by / on November 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Autumn Hotspots in Kyoto and Nara!

November is upon us and with that the autumn season, the various rich colors of the changing leaves of the Maple tree and Ginko trees. Kyoto is one of the “Hotspots” in Japan and many temples have evening illumination. It will all start this coming week-end (November 15) and lasts until the first week of December (December 8). Kyoto will […]

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by / on November 24, 2012 at 1:11 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Featured, Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto During Autumn 2012!

Last Thursday I went to the Higashiyama area of Kyoto to visit Kiyomizu dear and Kodai-ji temple garden. I couldn’t resist taking a peak at the Yasaka shrine. As usual it was packed with visitors, one of the reasons being that it is the peak season for viewing the autumn colours. The Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社 Yasaka-jinja), once called Gion Shrine, […]

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