Arashiyama Benkei

Address: 34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 616-8385, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located in the Arashiyama/Uzumasa/Takao area of Kyoto, is near Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto Tower, Katsura Imperial Villa, and Saihoji Temple (Moss Temple).
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      10,000 Torii Gates

      A travel blog entry by on Dec 07, 2014

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      ... The gates are donated by businesses or organizations wishing for a good fortune. They are all arranged along the pathway, allowing tourist to walk through their orange glory. I met two Japanese ladies traveling from Tokyo, Ayuko and Tamiko, that helped me understand the gates. The lettering on the front says something along the lines of `donate generously` and the back has all of the names of the people. They also showed me the differences in the gates: the rare stone gates date back ...

      Iconic Kyoto

      A travel blog entry by shruts on Sep 28, 2014

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      After the immense overload of Tokyo, Kyoto as the next stop made perfect sense. A chance to calm down the senses and explore the historical side of Japan. Some of the country's most iconic sites are here. Castles, shrines, temples - this is the cultural stop. Kyoto is beautiful. The combination of a modern city and a city that is steeped in history works well here. Nijo castle, gardens and the Golden ...

      Temples and Shrines of Kyoto

      A travel blog entry by livingmydreams on Jun 29, 2014

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      Today was a day of sightseeing in Kyoto. We were provided with an all day tour including a traditional Kyoto lunch. In the morning, we visited Nijo Castle, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Golden Pavillion Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto Jishu Shrine The tour was a mix of shrines and temples. A shrine is a place of worship for those following the Shinto religion. A temple is a place of worship for those following the Buddhist religion. Interesting fact, it ...

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      A travel blog entry by jrsherman81054 on Apr 13, 2014

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      ... Saturday turned out to be another very interesting weekend day for this small town, Colorado boy in the country of Japan. A couple of colleagues and I decided to take the bullet train to Kyoto. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years. Nearly one and a half million people live there. Kyoto is known for having preserved ...

      Climbing ...

      A travel blog entry by lizzief on Feb 16, 2014

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      I checked out of the ryokan this morning and headed on to my second "uniquely Japanese" accommodation experience: the capsule hotel. I just dumped my bags and went straight out, but the place looks awesome. Headed off for breakfast and found a nice cafe serving tea and toast. Had toast with bacon on top. Dropped a piece of bacon and managed to burn my chin. Not entirely sure how, but I think I deserve a Darwin Award for managing ...