神戸ショッピングです

神戸ショッピングです

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IT最先端都市でしか味わえない観光とは?サンノゼ必見観光スポットまとめ

IT最先端都市でしか味わえない観光とは?サンノゼ必見観光スポットまとめ

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Ginkaku-ji – The Temple of the Silver Pavilion

Ginkaku-ji – The Temple of the Silver Pavilion

The Temple of the Silver Pavilion or Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) was originally and officially named Jisho-ji (慈照寺, lit. “Temple of Shining Mercy”) and is part of the Rinzai Zen variation...
Kiyomizu Dera – The Pure Water Temple

Kiyomizu Dera – The Pure Water Temple

Kyoto is packed full of temples and shrines, but Kiyomizu-dera?is one that should not be forgotten, being as it is one of the crowning glories of Japanese temple architecture and design. Find out ever...
Top 16 Must-See Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

Top 16 Must-See Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

With over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, Kyoto is saturated with holy sites of all shapes, sizes and denominations. The very mention of Kyoto elicits thoughts of zen calm and sacrosanc...
Ryoan-ji – Temple of the Peaceful Dragon

Ryoan-ji – Temple of the Peaceful Dragon

Ryoan-ji loosely translates as ‘temple of the peaceful dragon’. The temple belongs to a branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism and is a sub-temple of Myoshin-ji, the vast Buddhist school located ju...
Hachioji – A Complete Travel Guide

Hachioji – A Complete Travel Guide

Hachioji is a city in the west of the greater Tokyo metropolis, not far from central Tokyo but quite different in feeling. Hachioji is much quieter and more peaceful than its big brother; the mountain...
Myoshin-ji – A Sprawling Buddhist Complex

Myoshin-ji – A Sprawling Buddhist Complex

The temple complex Myoshin-ji (妙心寺) in Kyoto, Japan, is the head temple of its variation of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. Myoshin-ji?is by far the largest school of Rinzai Zen, encompassing numerous Rinz...
Chion-in Temple – Home of the Jodo Sect

Chion-in Temple – Home of the Jodo Sect

Built as the head temple for the Jodo Sect of Buddhism, Chion-in Temple in Kyoto’s popular Higashiyama district is a joy at any time of the year. A huge complex of temples, pavilions and gardens...
Heian Shrine – Kyoto’s Colorful Memorial Shrine

Heian Shrine – Kyoto’s Colorful Memorial Shrine

Ranked by the Association of Shinto Shrines as one of the top institutions in the country (Beppyou Jinja rank), Heian Jingu is located in the Higashiyama region of Kyoto. Famous for its many temples a...
Tenryu-ji – Ancient Place of Worship and Trade

Tenryu-ji – Ancient Place of Worship and Trade

Tenryu-ji, or Tenryu Shiseizen-ji, is the head of the Buddhist Tenryu variation of Rinzai Zen, one of the oldest branches of Buddhism. The name Tenryu-ji literally means “sky dragon temple”...
Eikan-do – The Temple of Wisdom

Eikan-do – The Temple of Wisdom

The full name of this temple is Eikan-do Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) and it is the head temple of what is known as the Seizan variation of Japan’s Jodo-shu (Pure Land) Buddhist sect. This tem...
Daitokuji Temple – The Largest Temple Complex in Kyoto

Daitokuji Temple – The Largest Temple Complex in Kyoto

Whatever the weather, wandering around Daitokuji Temple is an enchanting experience for any visitor. This huge complex is a warren of sub-temples and gardens which, to appreciate it to its fullest, sh...
Top 16 Things to Do in Akihabara

Top 16 Things to Do in Akihabara

Located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Akihabara is a district in which to fully embrace your otaku side. Bathed in neon light and rammed with people every hour of the day, the district is world-famous...
Tofukuji Temple – Gardens and Autumn Leaves

Tofukuji Temple – Gardens and Autumn Leaves

A major site for Zen Buddhism, Tofukuji Temple in Kyoto is a delightfully traditional and picturesque temple, especially in the autumn, when the Momiji leaves are at their most entrancing. Read on for...
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