Chusonji Temple (World Heritage) at Hiraizumi, Iwate

Peaceful Konjikido (Golden Hall) of Chusonji Temple     In Heian Period, there was a country in the Tohoku Region, which was independent of the central government of Kyoto.   The culture of Heian Period   That was Hiraizumi ruled under Oshu Fujiwara Clan. Still today, the body of three generation kings who built the prosperity of Read more about Chusonji Temple (World Heritage) at Hiraizumi, Iwate[…]

Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi

Temples in Nikko, Kii Mountain Range, Iwami Ginzan, and Hiraizumi Certainly, these sightseeing spots would  less attract attention from the tourists comparing to Kyoto or Nara.   But you can enjoy the temples as well as the scenery surrounding them. The leaders in each period built temples in the capitals to protect the city and the Read more about Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi[…]

Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The temples in the traditional city, Kyoto [/su_label]   Kyoto, one of the most traditional and historical cities in Japan, attracts more than 80 million people in a year. The city had assumed a role of an  administrative function since 794. With the beginning of Heian Period, many people moved from Nara(Heijo-kyo) to Kyoto(Heian-kyo, 平安京) Read more about Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage[…]

Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The town of ancient temples, Nara[/su_label] In the early history of Japan, Nara prefecture was the center of the politics, the culture and the economy in Yamato Period, Asuka Period and Nara Period. Japanese people just believed their animism, the origine of “Shinto”(神道) until Asuka Period.     It is said that Seong of Baekje, Read more about Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage[…]