Famous for its moss garden which was the forerunner of the more accessible one at Ginkakuji. Established by Prince Shotoku, ... More
Koke-dera Saiho-ji Temple
Famous for its moss garden which was the forerunner of the more accessible one at Ginkakuji. Established by Prince Shotoku, although its early history is not clear, it is known that Kokushi Muso was ordered to live here when he was the state's Rinzai Zen instructor, and he proceeded to redo the temple around 1339. All the garden elements, from the tree roots, the stones, the lake and of course the ubiquitous moss, make your visit worth the advance planning.
The legacy of the Great Buddha and the Todai ji itself are reflections of Japan's admiration of the T'ang dynasty.
During the Nara era, the state used Buddhism to make a power statement. The Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsu den) ...
Byodoin, the temple pictured on the back of the JPY10 coin, is one of the few remaining edifices dating back
to the eleventh century Heian period. It was built to resemble a phoenix and a bronze pair of the ...
This new hotel in Kyoto is conveniently located in Kyoto Shijo within easy access to most of Kyoto's major attractions
including some of the World Heritages sites. This is also a great location for sightseeing, only 15 minute bus ...