Ishicho Shogikuen

Takeyacho Higashi Iru, Kawamachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 604-0901, Japan | 2 star ryokan
Prices starting from $195.00
 

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Kyoto day 3: temples, temples and more temples

A travel blog entry by pyres

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... in Japan (if not the whole world): Kinkaku-ji a.k.a. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" (the building is literally covered in gold). The pavilion is a majestic presence, reflecting the sun with its shiny symmetrical walls and being reflected in the surrounding pond. As expected, the temple grounds were incredibly crowded, ...

Daitoku-ji complex

A travel blog entry by beoms

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... 24 temples secondaires. D’après plusieurs guides, c’est le meilleur endroit au Japon où apprécier la culture et l’architecture Zen ainsi que les jardins. Tous les temples ne sont pas ouverts au public et il faut payer pour chaque temple séparément. Du coup j’ai choisi d’en visiter deux.

Koto-in semble être le plus connu, particulièrement pour ces érables qui produisent de magnifiques couleurs à l’automne. Le temple ...

Day 19 - Shopping, tori's and Katsukura

A travel blog entry by apat

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... the fading light we were also able to get some really nice arty photographs on the way down, and the lack of any other people on the trail made shooting easy. There was one guy though, who Charlotte noticed. He was decked out with the expensive looking SLR, with the massive zoom lens, camera bag with tripod draped over his shoulder, etc. He looked serious.
The problem was that he was following us down, and taking the exact same shots that I ...

Kyoto and Osaka

A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds

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... you have grown up there you are basically doomed to screwing up and being unintentionally impolite - all of the time. I have a horror of being accidentally impolite; it is one of the less welcome gifts of introversion, and so to spend time in Japan is to spend time in an unending bath of that very special dumb feeling you get when you accidentally drink out of the finger bowl. Shanghai is, let us say, rather sharper elbowed, which was a profound relief in ...

Day 8 - Goldfinger.... wahh waaahhhhh wahhhh...

A travel blog entry by xensor

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... Suffice it to say it doesn't get more Japanese than that!

Another thing we talked about was religion. Another big difference between Japan and... well most other countries, is that the 2 main religions of Shinto and Buddhism not only co-exist but actually intermingle. All Japanese people are firmly polytheist in their beliefs and find the violent monotheism of the rest of the world completely confusing. Hell they have even ...

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This 2 star ryokan, located in the Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya area of Kyoto, is near Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura), Museum of Kyoto, and Kyoto Handicraft Center.
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