Kyoto Solo Day Trip 2nd part: Kinkakuji and Heian Shrine

7-days wandering solo in summer Japan
may 28 - june 04, 2013 tuesday to tuesday

Kyoto solo day-trip 1st part: Ginkakuji & other city parks


Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion Temple) is a shariden, Buudhist Hall containing relics of BUddha. The pavilion is part of the temple that is formally named Rokoun-ji Temple, but commonly called Kinkaku-ji Temple or Temple of the Golden Pavillion. Rokoun-ji is Zen Buddhist Temple. Yoshimitsu, 3rd Shogun of Muromachi period, took a liking to the area and acquired from Saionji family in 1397. After Yoshimitsu dies, in keeping with his will, the villa was converted into temple by the priest Muso-kokushi. The temple's name Rokoun-ji, was derived from the name. The ponds with the Golden Pavilion is the center of the garden. In 1994, Rokoun-ji temple was registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How to go to Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion Temple):

Just ride any of bus # 59, 102, 204, alight to Kinkakuji-machi bus stop then walk around 300m away going to main entrance. Visiting hours from 0900H-1700H with entrance fee of 400yen. Food and tripod is not allowed inside. Taking video is prohibited also.

Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


Kinkakuji (Temple of Golden Pavilion)


The Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyou Jinja (the top rank for shrines) by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heian_Shrine

How to go to Heian Temple; 

Just ride any of bus # 93, 204, alight to Okasaki-michi bus stop then walk around 800m away to main entrance.


Heian Shrine


Heian Shrine


Heian Shrine


Heian Shrine

Kyoto solo day-trip last part: Nijo-jo & Fushimi Inari
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1 comment:

much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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