Search results for "kyoto" follow us in feedly

Tenjin Festival (Tenjin Matsuri)

osaka >> Tenjin Festival (Tenjin Matsuri) (Osaka Travel)

The Tenjin Festival of Osaka is ranked as one of Japan's top three festivals, along with the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto and the Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo. The festival started in the 10th century and today takes place on July 24 and 25 every year. The main celebrations are held on the festival's second See more >> Osaka Travel: festival

Kyoto Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival)

gion matsuri in kyoto >> Kyoto Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival) (Kyoto Travel)

Gion Matsuri , the festival of Yasaka Shrine, is the most famous festival in Japan. It takes place over the entire month of July. There are many different events, but the grand procession of floats on July 17 is particularly spectacular. Very enjoyable, are also the festive evenings preceding th See more >> Kyoto Travel: festival

Kibune a forested valley

kibune >> Kibune a forested valley (Kyoto Travel)

Kibune is a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto City, which developed around Kifune Shrine. According to legend, a goddess traveled in a boat from Osaka all the way up the river into the mountains north of Kyoto, and Kifune Shrine was built at the site where her bo See more >> Kyoto Travel: kyoto

kyoto >> Daikakuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daikakuji is a large temple in the northern part of Kyoto's Sagano district. It was originally built in the early 800s as the detached palace of Emperor Saga, who thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this calm area on the outskirts of Kyoto. Thirty years after the emperor's death, the palace was co See more >> Kyoto Travel: daikaku

japan >> Hanatoro (Kyoto Travel)

Hanatoro , which means "flower and light road", is a set of illumination events that take place in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto in March and the Arashiyama district of Kyoto in December. During Hanatoro the streets are illuminated by thousands of lanterns set throughout popular areas combined See more >> Kyoto Travel: hanatouro
Kyoto Travel Guide: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

kitano >> Kyoto Travel Guide: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Kyoto Travel)

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the most important of several hundred shrines across Japan that are dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician who was unfairly exiled by his political rivals. A number of disasters were attributed to Michizane's vengeful spirit after his death in See more >> Kyoto Travel: shrine

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

japan >> Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (Kyoto Travel)

The Suntory Yamazaki Distillery is a whisky distillery in the Yamazaki district near Kyoto. Opened in 1923, the distillery produces Suntory's flagship line of Yamazaki single malt whiskies, which have won many international awards.

See more >> Kyoto Travel: kyoto
Yoshiminedera Temple

yoshiminedera >> Yoshiminedera Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Yoshiminedera is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism located in Kyoto's western mountains. Similar to Kiyomizudera on the opposite side of town, Yoshiminedera is built along the mountain side and looks out onto Kyoto. The temple grounds are spacious and there are many buildings dist See more >> Kyoto Travel: yoshimine

Ryoanji Temple

japan >> Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Originally an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose h See more >> Kyoto Travel: ryoanji

kyoto >> Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Tenryuji is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism. See more >> Kyoto Travel: tenryu

cherry blossom >> Arashiyama and Sagano (Kyoto Travel)

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons.

See more >> Kyoto Travel: sagano
Manshuin Temple

manshuin >> Manshuin Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Manshuin is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism that was established in the 8th century by the revered monk Saicho, the sect's founder. It is located in the Shugakuin area, just one kilometer from the Shugakuin Imperial Villa northeast of Kyoto's city center. The temple is a so call See more >> Kyoto Travel: monzeki

ohara >> Ohara (Kyoto Travel)

Ohara is a rural town nestled in the mountains of northern Kyoto, about one hour from Kyoto Station, but still technically located within Kyoto's city limits. Ohara is best known for Sanzenin Temple and particularly popular in mid November during the autumn leaf season, which typically occurs abou See more >> Kyoto Travel: sanzen