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Kyoto seasons

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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 after a heavy rain.. Either…

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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 I was seeing green colour…

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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 Ryosoku-in which can be visited…

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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, I felt myself like in…

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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 my childhood days in Belarus…