Tenryu-ji is in the middle of Sagano/Arashiyama which is one of the most popular areas among visitors to Kyoto. The Zen Buddhist temple has an excellent Chisen-Kaiyu-Shiki (pond-stroll) garden that was laid out by a garden designer of genius, Muso Soseki (Muso Kokushi, or the Most Reverend Priest Muso, 1275-1351). Sogen-chi pond and Ishigumi (arranged rocks) in the garden are Continue reading «Tenryu-Ji Temple in Sagano, Kyoto»Read more ›
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Floods of people pass through the entrance to this temple everyday, all there to enjoy the amazing sights of Todaiji Temple. The entrance path is lined with several colorful souvenir shops and is the pit stop for rickshaw carts. You can usually see deer wandering the streets freely, so make sure that all pamphlets and anything made of paper is Continue reading «Tōdai-ji or the “Eastern Great Temple” in Nara, Japan»Read more ›
Tōrō line and illuminate the Sando! From Nara deer park it’s about a good 30 minute walk to find the entrance to Kasuga Taisha, which is opposite of Todaishi. From there it’s a bit of a walk to get to the main shrine, but the good news is that it’s through a beautiful forest lined with pine trees and Continue reading «Kasuga-taisha in Nara, Japan!»Read more ›