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My top 10 places for enjoying cherry blossoms in Kyoto

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April 20, 2018

Cherry blossom season is always very tricky. This year, it came one week earlier then last year. A few years ago, it was over…

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Green world of Gio-ji temple – Arigato Kyoto


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Green world of Gio-ji temple

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June 9, 2017

My first trip to Japan was in July 2009. After the rainy season, Kyoto was so green! That time, I had the impression that…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples)

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January 23, 2017

Kyusho-in and Ryosoku-in are both sub-temples of Kennin-ji, which is the oldest zen temple in Kyoto. Sometimes I go to Kennin-ji for zazen sessions.

Unlike…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 2 : Kodai-ji & Entoku-in temples) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 2 : Kodai-ji & Entoku-in temples)

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January 20, 2017

It always blows my mind how majestic the facade of Kodai-ji temple looks, in any weather.

When I saw this tiny teahouse under the snow,…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 1 : Kiyomizu-dera area) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 1 : Kiyomizu-dera area)

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January 16, 2017

Yesterday we had a real snowfall here in Kyoto! Even if I don’t particularly like cold, I miss the snow. It reminds me of…

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Kyoto Botanical Garden in early summer

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July 2, 2016

Kyoto is famous for the innumerable Japanese gardens with different trees and plants native to Japan, but few people know that there is a…

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Morning zazen at Kennin-ji temple.

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June 21, 2015

Last Sunday, I had my first zazen experience in a temple. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time, and when I heard…

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Autumn garden of Sennyu-ji temple

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November 21, 2014

A few days ago I went to check the garden of Gozasho building in Sennyu-ji temple, which is situated in the south-eastern part of…

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Visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace

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November 5, 2014

To visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you usually have to apply in advance via the Imperial Household Agency. But every spring and autumn, everybody…

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The Museum of Furuta Oribe

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October 23, 2014

The Museum of Furuta Oribe is a new establishment opened to public in April 2014 in mountain villa Taiko Sanso situated in north-western Kyoto…

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