This is near the Kyo-Bashi bridge in Fushimi and this River (Uji River) was constructed in 1594. Toyotomi Hideyoshi built the inland river port and modified the Uji River to enable transportation of building materials. Today you can get a ride on these pleasure boats called in olden times Sanjikkoku. The canal is in some parts lined with Sakura trees. Continue reading «Benten-Hama by Kyo-Bashi Bridge!»Read more ›
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Daigo-ji Temple is the headquarters of the Daigo branch of the Shingon mission. It was built by a Buddhist monk, named Shobo Rigen Daishi, in 874. Daigo-ji temple is situated at Mt Kasatori (Mt Daigo), and the complex covers the mountain from top-to-bottom. The area, on the top of the mountain, is commonly known as Kami-Daigo (the upper part of Continue reading «Daigo-ji in Kyoto during the Cherry Blossom Season! A video tour!»Read more ›
Hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, “flower” in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms or ume blossoms. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. The blossom forecast (sakurazensen, literally cherry blossom front) is Continue reading «Sakura-Cherry blossom viewing! Best of the best 2011! Kyoto and Nara»Read more ›