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Kyoto: Gioji Temple in Arashiyama

This is a very unusual temple - it is more like a secret garden. It is a little bit tucked away and might not be THE temple to visit according to your guide book, but it is very unusual with the moss garden, quiet and peaceful. The temple is named for Gio, a dancer from… Continue reading Kyoto: Gioji Temple in Arashiyama

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Kyoto: Jojakkoji Temple in Arashiyama

Arashiyama is known for its large numbers of shrines and temples and one can probably spend days exploring those. So we had to limit ourselves and just select a few to visit. After the Tenrujii Temple we decided to go and see a quieter temple, the Jojakkoji Temple. It's mostly known for its view over… Continue reading Kyoto: Jojakkoji Temple in Arashiyama

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Kyoto: Bamboo Path in Arashiyama

The Arashiyama Bamboo Path is a 500 meter pathway through the Sagano Bamboo Forest between Nonomiyajinja shrine and Tenryuji temple in Kyoto. It's one of the most pleasant nature spots in the city and a fantastic place to take great pictures - but I ran out of luck. On the day we visited the bamboo… Continue reading Kyoto: Bamboo Path in Arashiyama

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Kyoto: Arashiyama and the Tenryuji Temple

Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto and it really is worth a visit. We took a train from the central Kyoto station to get there and in just three short stops we arrived in Arashiyama, which is known for its bridge, several temples and a famous bamboo groves. First, we walked… Continue reading Kyoto: Arashiyama and the Tenryuji Temple