Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in the south part of Kyoto City where is the sightseeing spot with many historical architectures.    In Kyoto, the Japanese travelers visit the temples of Kinkakuji (Rokuonji) or Kiyomizu-dera rather than Fushimi Taisha. But the shrine is the most popular temple or shrine in Kyoto among the overseas tourist.   When you visit the shrine, you would feel the unique atmosphere of the site. The biggest reason for that is, I think, the “Thousand Torii “. The red gates stand in a row… They make the air mysterious.    The number of the visitor to Fushimi Inari at the New Year reach Read more about Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, famous for the red gates in Kyoto[…]

Yakushiji Temple

The Buddhist temples in Japan, the way to pray and World Heritage sites

Japanese Buddhism temples The introduction of Buddhism with Buddha statue as present, via the country of Kudara, on the Korean Peninsula, to Japan was at the end of the 6th century(learn more about Buddha statue in Japan).         Sponsored Links And Hokoji Temple (法興寺), Asuka-dera(飛鳥寺), was built as the first regular Buddhism Temple in Japan. But the oldest wooden structure in the world is the Saiin Garan(西院伽藍), the Western Precinct,  of Horyuji Temple(法隆寺).(learn more about the culture of Asuka Period)     In the history of Japan, the main political function was placed in Nara, Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. Although there are more than 75,000 temples in Japan, the famous temples Read more about The Buddhist temples in Japan, the way to pray and World Heritage sites[…]

Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto City

The location of Kyoto shi (city) and on google map.

Kyoto, the city of the traditional temples and shrines Kyoto, 京都(きょうと)in Japanese, has a population of 2.6 million But more than 80 million tourists visit the prefecture in a year.     Sponsored Links Because the area has so many sightseeing spots including old temple or shrine, and traditional dishes.         But not only that, people have feelings like admiration for Kyoto shi, which had been a Japanese capital for a thousand years. The name of the city where has a long history and is the Protocol to Prevent Global Warming may well be known in the world.     At any rate, where is it located?       The pace of Kyoto If Read more about The location of Kyoto shi (city) and on google map.[…]

Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

  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) and from that time, they built temples in the new capital.   Sponsored Links     Click!   Many Buddhism sects and temples had been established and some of them became to have a great influence on people and the leaders. The monks occationally took up arms for protesting the governments when they felt so dissatisfied with the policies.   But the temples in Kyoto as much as Nara faced Read more about Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage[…]