Byōdō-in Newly renovated: Since March of this month, the Phoenix Hall (鳳凰堂) of Byōdō-in (平等院), was once again visible. For the past two years it was covered in scaffolding because of renovation. There is still a small part in the back that is still undergoing construction though. This fall the work should be completed. I was curious to see what […]Read more ›
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The Hakusan Shrine: The Hakusan Shrine is located in the Shirakawa Village, a quiet small village in the mountains, which is located southeast of the Uji Bridge, just over the hill. It is said that the shrine was built when smallpox spread in the latter half of the eight century, in the hope of a cure. Later it became a […]Read more ›
Our Visit to Byōdō-in (平等院) Temple! We visited Byōdō-in (平等院) on a beautiful autumn day – so warm that we didn’t even need our jackets. Byodo-in is located in Uji; a suburb of Kyoto surrounded by several important world heritage sites. Among them are Ujigami-jinya, a world heritage site, and Mimuroto-ji, with its beautiful garden and pagoda. Off the famous […]Read more ›