Arashiyama is one of the most beautiful places in Kyoto. Not to mention, it is full of famous temples such as Tenryu-ji and Daikaku-ji, which are are especially pretty in the fall…honestly these are just some of the reasons why
For most Japanese people, Kyoto is famous for its Zen gardens, and Nara is famous for its ancient Buddhist statues. However, there are a handful of temples in Kyoto that have beautiful collections of Buddha statues. One such example is
Right next to Sennnyu-ji temple, is the much smaller Imakumano Kannon-ji [今熊野観音寺]. Despite its mediocre size, this temple is actually one of the 33 temples of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage and many people, especially those suffering from headaches, visit this
South Kyoto City is noticeably less popular than the Higashiyama District, where you can find Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. As tourist continue to flood Kyoto, it is refreshing to know there is still a quiet area of the city
In south Kyoto City is the renowned and gigantic Tofuku-ji Temple [東福寺]. Today Tofuku-ji is best known as one of the best places in Kyoto to observe the fall leaves. However, this temple is much more than just pretty leaves.
Okazaki is a district of Kyoto that is home to many famous shrines and temples such as Heian Jingu and Nanzen-ji. It is also home to a particularly old shrine, Okazaki Shrine [岡崎神社], one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto.
In Japan, only some shrines bear the title “jingu”, and all of them enshrine emperors. In Kyoto, Heian Jingu is the most popular, but for history buffs, Shiramine Jingu is very popular too. Today, this shrine is well known as