Post Tagged with: "Sagano"

by / on November 14, 2017 at 6:49 PM / in Adashino Nenbutsu, Arashiyama, Autumn-Momiji, Gio-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Hokyo-in, Jojakko-ji temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto WH, Matsuri-Festival, Nison-in, Nonomiya-jinja, Otagi Nenbutsu, Sakyō-ku, Seiryo-ji, Temples-Shrines, Tenryu-ji, Tenryū-ji

3 Days of Autumn Bliss, A Carefully Selected Travel Planner.

Three Days of Autumn Bliss in Kyoto! A few days ago, I posted my first travel guide book to Kindle and iBooks. I have carefully selected some of Kyoto’s most scenic autumn spots. This guide book will take you on a three day trip through the ancients streets of Kyoto. On day 1, we’ll walk along the Higashiyama range and downtown […]

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by / on June 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM / in Arashiyama, Temples-Shrines, Ukyō-ku

Strolling through Sagano’s exquisite neighborhood!

  We set out to this beautiful area of Arashiyama on a nice spring day. Though it had rained for days on end for the announced rainy season, today had let up and the sun was just breaking through. Sagano is a quiet neighborhood in an exclusive part of Kyoto. It’s the ideal place to stroll around and enjoy the […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM / in Arashiyama, Takiguchi-dera, Temples-Shrines, Ukyō-ku

Takiguchi-dera Temple: A Story Written in Blood!

Takiguchi-dera Temple (小倉山 滝口寺), its on the left side of Giō-ji Temple. A small steep path leads to the entrance. Another dramatic love story and written in blood. Saito Tokiyori was one of Taira-no-Shigemori‘s retainers. Tokiyori saw Kenrei Monin’s lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, dance during a flower-viewing party and decided he wanted her for his wife. Refused permission, Tokiyori renounced the world […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM / in Arashiyama, Nison-in

Nison-in or Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji!

Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The temple’s official name is Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji. The temple is a popular destination during the Japanese maple viewing season (the momiji season). The temple derives its name from the fact that there are two main images here—one statue of the founding […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 3:45 PM / in Arashiyama, Jojakko-ji temple

The Jewel of Sagano: Jojakko-ji Temple!

This is a Nichiren sect temple. In 1596 Kukyoin Nisshin, The 16th head monk of the Honkoku-ji constructed this temple and lived here in seclusion. It is said that this temple was named Jojakko-ji because the region it occupies on Mt. Oguro-yama is as refined and tranquil as what is depicted in the teachings of the Nichiren sect. In 1620 […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 3:21 PM / in Arashiyama, Jikishi-an

Jikishian Temple in Kyoto!

This is a temple of the Pure Land sect known as Shohozan. It originally belonged to the Obaku School of Buddhism. The Zen master Dokusho, who inherited the teachings of the Zen master Ingen, founder of the Obaku School of Zen Buddhism in Japan, is believed to have first opened the thatched hut called Mosshoan here in 1646. Other halls […]

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