Arigato, Japonia! 36. Templul Tenryu in Arashiyama / Arigato, Japan! 36. Tenryu-ji in Arashiyama

In the middle of Arashiyama, Tehryu-ji is a temple with a UNESCO protected garden, much visited by the tourists who come here. This is the head temple of the Rinzai Budhist sect, a Zen temple. It was founded by the … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 32. Ryoan-ji / Arigato, Japan! 32. Ryoan-ji

Another great UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto is the Ryoan-ji Temple. It is famous for the karasensui garden (dry rock garden), whose author is not known. Some presume that it was Soami, the same gardener who worked in Ginkaku-ji.At … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 31. Ninna-ji / Arigato, Japan! 31. Ninna-ji

Ninna-ji is a temple in North-Western part of Kyoto. It was constructed in 888 by the order of the emperor Koko. Since 1994 it is part of UNESCO treasury. Till 1869, the head priest of the temple was a member … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 29. Fushimi Inari / Arigato, Japan! 29. Fushimi Inari

The first structure of this shrine has been erected in 711 in the South-West of Kyoto, but has been relocated to the actual place in 815. During the Heian era, the shrine entered under imperial authority.  It is a place … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 28. Castelul Nijo din Kyoto / Arigato, Japan! 28. Kyoto Nijo Castle

We all know how a Japanese castle does look! A lot of movies presented them and those of you who are regulars for the Discovery channels even know a lot of things about them. Nijo-jo, the castle in Kyoto does … Continue reading