Post Tagged with: "Minamoto no Yoshitsune"

by / on October 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Battle of Ichi-no-Tani!

Ichi-no-Tani (一の谷) was a Taira fortress at Suma, to the west of present-day Kobe, Japan. It sat on a very narrow strip of shore, between mountains on the North, and the sea to the South. This made it quite defensible, but also made it difficult to manoeuvre troops inside the fortress. Minamoto no Yoshitsune split his force in three. Noriyori’s […]

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by / on February 20, 2012 at 3:41 PM / in Facts about Kyoto!, Interesting Facts

The “Wild Duck River” of Kyoto: Kamogawa!

Yesterday it slightly snowed in Kyoto. This is the Kamogawa River looking towards Ohara from the Oike dori bridge. The Kamo River is located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The riverbanks are popular walking spots for residents and tourists. In summer, restaurants open balconies looking out to the river. There are pathways running alongside the river on which one can walk […]

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by / on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM / in Featured, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Climbing Mount Kurama (鞍馬山): 600 Meters of Steep Trails!

Kibune: Start of our adventure: The plan for our visit to the Kibune-Kurama area was to climb mount Kurama from the Kibune side, make our way to Kurama-dera, and then to descend at the Kurama village. The weather was perfect – it was a sunny day in May and it was to be the start of an exciting adventure. Across […]

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