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by / on December 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Temples-Shrines

Shogunzuka Mound and the Dainichi-do Temple!

Last week I scouted out the Higashiyama driveway, a scenic road along the Higashiyama Mountain range in Kyoto. Along the Higashiyama driveway there is the Shogunzuka Mound (青蓮院の飛地境内) and the Dainichi-do (将軍塚大日堂) Temple grounds. Besides the spectacular view from the two observatory’s in the garden of the temple there is the Shogunzuka Mound. The mound, it is approximately 20 meters […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Emperor Kanmu Moves Japanese Capital to Heiankyo!

Historical Events Today: 794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto). Heian-kyō (平安京, literally “tranquility and peace capital”), was one of several former names for the city now known as Kyoto. It was the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, from 794 to 1868 with an interruption in 1180. Emperor Kammu established it as the […]

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by / on November 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM / in Jidai Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Jidai Matsuri: Festival of Ages in Kyoto City!

Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto’s Big Three festivals, the other two being Aoi Matsuri and Gion Matsuri. Jidai Matsuri is always held on October the 22nd (though the actual festivities begin on October the 15th), which is what many see as Kyoto’s birthday, as that is the day that Emperor Kanmu, in the year 794, moved the capital from […]

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