Post Tagged with: "world heritage site"

by / on May 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM / in Kofukuji

Kōfuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan- A Sakura Delight!

During the Sakura season we set out to Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, to explore some of the famous world heritage sites and enjoy the blooming Sakura blossoms. We weren’t disappointed in the photo department – the beautiful Sakura trees mingling among the ancient Japanese buildings provided the perfect backdrop for many spectacular photos. You can approach Kofukuji temple […]

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by / on May 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM / in Toshodaiji

The Famous Tōshōdai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan!

Toshodaiji is a world heritage site and is visited by many national and international tourists alike. It currently owns 17 National Treasures and more than 200 Important Cultural Properties. This temple is far away from the center of Nara – you would need to go by public transport or taxi to get there. It is situated in the country-side and […]

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by / on March 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM / in Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines

Daigo-ji Temple, A World Heritage Site in Kyoto!

We decided to go there during winter so that it would be easy to take pictures. There were few visitors, and because the leaves had fallen off the trees, we could see the different temples easier. From walking through its beautiful gardens it’s easy to note that during the Cherry Blossom and the momiji season, this garden is of immense […]

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by / on February 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM / in Out Of The Box

Kabuki Theater and Plays General Info.

Although I have never been to a kabuki play, would like to.., this type of art is part of Kyoto culture and as such has a place on my blog. I hope you enjoy reading the intricacies of this fascinating play. Content is taken from Wikipedia. Please enjoy the YouTube clips I found to give you an idea what it […]

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by / on January 25, 2011 at 10:53 AM / in Byodo - in Temple, Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines, Uji City

Byōdō-in Temple in Uji City!

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 […]

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