Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto

<p>Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto</p>

Shugaku-In Rikyu (E-84)

Shugaku-In Rikyu (E-84)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 修学院離宮 (京都市左京区の比叡山麓にある宮内庁所管の離宮) This also is one of the Imperial Villas in Kyoto, and it is made of 3 different gardens: Kami-no-ochaya:上御茶屋/Naka-no-ochaya:中御茶屋/Shimo-no-ochaya : 下御茶屋) Kami-no-ochaya (the Upper Tea house/Garden) and Shimo-no-ochaya (the Lower Tea house/Garden) were constructed by...

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Tojiin Temple (ALC-150)

Tojiin Temple (ALC-150)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan. 等持院 (京都府京都市北区等持院北町63 – 臨済宗天龍寺派の寺院) Although there are several theories on how this temple was built, but one of them states that this temple was founded in 1341 by Ashikaga Takauji (足利尊氏 – the first Shogun during the Muromachi era) with the guidence given by the legendary Zen...

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Hakuryuen (ALC-28)

Hakuryuen (ALC-28)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 白龍園(京都府京都市左京区鞍馬二ノ瀬町) Hakuryuen is not open to the public. William found this garden by chance. One day he was on the train heading towards the diffrent temple, and from its window he saw a shrine. He was curious, so he got off the train to check this place. He found out soon that it is a private...

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Shimogamo Shrine (The Bridge) (ND-29)

Shimogamo Shrine (The Bridge) (ND-29)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 下鴨神社 (京都府京都市左京区下鴨泉川町) The formal name for this shrine is “Komomioya-Jinja / 賀茂御祖神社”. Amongst the shrines in Kyoto, this one is considered one of the oldest. It is a Shinto shrine, and it was built for the creator/guardian deity, Kamotaketsunomi-no-mikoto / 賀茂建角身命 and his daughter,...

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Anraku-Ji (2C-125)

Anraku-Ji (2C-125)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 安楽寺 (京都市左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21) It is also called, Juren-san Anraku-ji (住蓮山安楽寺), it was originated by the two of Honen’s(法然上人) disciples, Anraku(安楽上人) and Juren(住蓮上人). Unfortunatelly, both Anraku and Juren were beheaded. One of the reasons for the beheading had to do with Honen allowing all the people...

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Shimogamo Shrine (Gateway) (ALC-111)

Shimogamo Shrine (Gateway) (ALC-111)

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<< Return to The Peaceful Gardens in Kyoto Gallery Kyoto, Japan 下鴨神社 (京都府京都市左京区下鴨泉川町) The formal name for this shrine is “Komomioya-Jinja / 賀茂御祖神社”. Amongst the shrines in Kyoto, this one is considered one of the oldest. It is a Shinto shrine, and it was built for the creator/guardian deity, Kamotaketsunomi-no-mikoto / 賀茂建角身命 and his daughter,...

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