My Favourite Places in Kyoto, Japan

My Favourite Places in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan (B)

Kyoto has so much to offer it is a must for anyone visiting Japan. It was once the home of the Emperor. It is the site of over two thousand Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines of which seventeen are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Naturally, such a famous town attracts crowds but it is easy to lose the crowds and still appreciate the flavour of this heritage town – a seamless fusion of ancient and modern.

Kennin-ji Temple is the oldest Zen (a branch of Japanese Buddhism) temple in Kyoto and was founded by the priest Yousai in 1202. Yousai, who visited China twice during his lifetime, is renowned for introducing both the Zen sect and the tea ceremony to Japan. After figuring out the complicated route between the two main halls I shuffled around the Dharma Hall in a pair of incredibly uncomfortable slippers. It was worth the time and discomfort to admire the drawing of the twin dragons by the artist Koizumi Junsaku. on its ceiling. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Favourite Places in Kyoto, Japan
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kennin-ji Temple
  • Yasaka-jinja Shrine
  • Maruyama Park
  • Kyoto Station
  • Porta Shopping Mall
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine

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