Kyoto

龍安寺 (Ryoanji, Kyoto)

This was the last temple I visited in Kyoto. 龍安寺 (Ryoanji) is famous probably because of 枯山水 (karesansui), believed to have been made in the late 1400s. I visited this...

京都駅 (Kyoto Station)

Whenever I’m in Japan, I make it a point to visit a favorite camera shop — ヨドバシカメラ (Yodobashi Camera). There’s a big Yodobashi in Akihabara, Tokyo. But I found this...

金閣寺 (Kinkakuji, Kyoto)

金閣寺 (Kinkakuji) is a popular Buddhist temple in Japan. I love the reflection of the temple on the pond that surrounds it; the pond is called 鏡湖池 (Kyokochi, literally mirror...

仁和寺 (Ninnaji, Kyoto)

Along the foothills to the west of Kyoto lies Ninnaji (仁和寺). 58th Emperor Koko (光孝) ordered its construction in 886 but did not live to see its completion. His son...

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