Kamigamo Shrine

Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社 Kamigamo Jinja) is an important Shinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River in north Kyoto, first founded in 678.[1] Its formal name is the Kamo-wakeikazuchi Shrine (賀茂別雷神社 Kamo-wakeikazuchi jinja). It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic

Hirano Shrine

The Hirano Shrine (平野神社, Hirano-jinja) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Kyoto. This shrine is known and popular for its gardens and many trees. The shrine was established in the year 794 by Emperor Kammu when the capital was transferred to Heian-kyō from Nagaoka-kyō. From the earliest years, the shrine

Genko-an Temple

Established as a temple of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism in 1346, Genko-an Temple was turned into a temple of the Soto sect in 1694. The Zen temple is commonly called "Fukko Zenrin (restored Zen temple)." It is said that the present main hall was constructed when it was turned

Haradani-en Garden

Haradani-en Garden which is located on top of a steep hill above Kinkakuji Temple in the north west of Kyoto is a privately owned garden covering 13,000 square meters with a variety of cherry trees to see, especially the late-flowering weeping cherry blossom.

Imamiya Shrine

Imamiya Shrine (今宮神社 Imamiya-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It was originally established for patrons to pray for safety from an epidemic, though it has evolved into a shrine where patrons can pray for general good health. The shrine complex is embedded in a forest of

Daitoku-ji Temple

Daitoku-ji (大徳寺, the ‘temple of Great Virtue’) is a Buddhist temple, one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. It is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The "mountain name" (sangō) by which it is known is Ryūhōzan (龍宝山). The Daitoku-ji temple complex today covers more than

Toji-in Temple

Toji-in (等持院) is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Tenryū sect located in Kita Ward, Kyoto, Japan, and one of two funeral temples (bodaiji) dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji, first shogun of the Ashikaga dynasty. Its main object of worship is Shakyamuni, and its honorary sangō prefix is Mannenzan (萬年山). Toji-in was

Koto-in Temple

Koto-in Temple(高桐院) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Hosokawa Tadaoki. There is a teahouse, the Shōkō-ken, and the gardens are celebrated for their momiji. A pair of Southern Song monochrome hanging scrolls with landscape have been designated a National Treasure. Many other works are aired annually in October.