Tag: shrine

Konkai-Komyoji Temple and the Big-Haired Buddha

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I have starred certain temples on Google Maps in Kyoto and one that I hadn’t un-starred yet was Konkai-Komyoji Temple, and the Big-Haired Buddha. The buddha’s hirsute stylings is not part of the official temple name, just so you know. It’s mine. It was under an undecided sky on the day that I entered through…

A Walk Up Funaokayama Park in Kyoto, Japan

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As you scroll around Kyoto on Google Maps you will see dots of green sprinkled around indicating, one would think, a park of some stature and presence. More often than not, you will find a small sand filled playground. Not somewhere you can go and relax. Kyoto does have some decent and real parks hiding…

Visiting Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Kyoto

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So you’ve visited Arashiyama to the west of Kyoto and seen what it has got to offer. Lovely. And if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further… Take a 25 minute or so meandering walk from the main street in Arashiyama and you will come across one of the most…