Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple

Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple

Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple is a slightly sad, yet neat place to visit. This temple was founded in the 8th century by the monk Kobo Daishi, Kukai, on the edge of a bamboo grove. There are around 8,000 stone images and pagodas that commemorate the individuals that have died without family and therefore had no place of […]

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station

This railway station is very futuristic and an awesome sight to see. It was constructed on the 1,200th anniversary of the capital’s foundation in Kyoto and opened to the public in 1997. The Matrix, the large main hall, is a work of art with its exposed steel-beamed ceiling. The grid was designed to mirror the layout of Kyoto’s […]



This golden temple is the retirement villa of the shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The temple and other buildings in the complex have had to be rebuilt multiple times because of fire and war. This most recent temple was constructed in 1955 and the top two floors were covered in gold leaf. Each floor represents a different […]

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple, Koyoto was such a cool place! This temple was built in 1164 by Taira no Kiyomori who was a famous warlord for Emperor Go-Shirakawa. The temple is renowned for its 1,001 golden Kannon statues, the goddess of compassion. The building also houses 28 Buddhist guardian deities that can be seen on the front […]

Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi Inari-taisha is known for its thousands of red vermilion Torii gates that lead the visitor up a path to the top of the mountain. Inari Shrines are dedicated to the kami of rice and can be recognized by the fox statues surrounding the temples. There are thousands of Inari shrines across Japan, but the […]


Arashiyama is one of the most popular sites to visit in Kyoto. However, there is a lot that you should be aware of before visiting. First, go early in the morning. Second, understand that there is another forest that is generally portrayed as this one. The other forest is at the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, which I can find […]

Tenryu-ji Temple

This is one of the biggest attractions in Kyoto. The finest gardens and sprawling views of the Tenryu-ji Temple draw visitors from all over the world. It is a registered world heritage site and was constructed in 1339 by the ruling shogun, Ashikaga Takauji, to appease the former emperor’s spirits. He dedicated this temple to the then […]

Ryozen Kannon

I, unfortunately, made it to this site just after it closed. However, I did get to peek through the gate. This is a memorial that is dedicated to the fallen on both sides of the Pacific War. It is an emotional place for some and a testament to the futility and loss for everyone associated […]

Gion District of Kyoto

The Gion District of Kyoto is one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts.

The Gion District of Kyoto is one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts. During the ten days in March when Hanatoro, flower, and light road, are celebrated, the streets are lined with thousands of lanterns. Many of the shrines and temples will have extended hours and special illuminations. Check out Ishibe Alley in this area, […]

Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park This beautiful park is the perfect place to enjoy the cherry blossoms

This beautiful park is the perfect place to enjoy the cherry blossoms or lanterns all aglow during springtime. Located in the Gion district, Koyoto Maruyama offers a nice place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Make sure you find the very tall Shidarezakura, weeping cherry tree when it is lit up at night.

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