Last year during the autumn season, I visited the Ryōan-ji Temple (龍安寺) in the north of Kyoto. The temple is situated along a mountain range and is in walking distance of the Kinkaku-ji temple. This area of Kyoto is very scenic and attracts a lot of visitors from all over. Unlike Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji is more spacious and a more relaxed Continue reading «Temple of the Mandarin Ducks: Ryōan-ji (龍安寺).»Read more ›
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During the autumn foliage of Novenber I visited a number of shrines and temples that are famous for their splendid colours. While going from one place to the next in Higashiyama-ku, I came along this shrine near the Chishaku-in temple on Higashiyama dori. There was nobody in this historic site, although, I did notice that there where several sakura trees, but Continue reading «The Monkey Shrine: Imahie Jingū!»Read more ›
While visiting the Kodai-ji temple in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto is saw this quite different looking type of pagoda. It is the Daiun-in temple with the “Gion-kaku” tower (大雲院 祇園閣) dedicated to the famous warlord Oda Nobunaga and his eldest son Nobutada who committed seppuku in 1582 when Akechi forces betrayed the Oda, attacking Honno-ji and then Nijo castle. Continue reading «Gion Kaku in Higashiyama-Kyoto!»Read more ›