Buddhist temples in Japan always tend to leave quite an impression. They house some of the finest traditional art and architecture in the world and are maintained with the greatest care. Yet there is a[…]
Retreating into the mountains, surrounded by nature, and solely devoting yourself to meditation and self-reflection. Sounds like a dream?
Daikakuji is what one would consider “slightly off the beaten path” as although it is located near Kyoto’s popular Arashiyama district, it largely remains unknown.
Unlike its golden cousin Kinkakuji on the opposite side of Kyoto, Ginkakuji has a more humble appeal to it.
When you catch the first glimpse of its golden walls through the leaves across the lake, Kinkakuji draws you in.
With an impressive name as “The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”, Ryoanji needs some oversized okonomyaki to keep it tame.
An ancient great temple and recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site that actually does not receive many visitors even though its well-worth visiting.