Category: Asia / Japan / Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji, The Golden Pavilion

Continuing on my tour of Japanese temples is the beautiful Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺 the Golden Pavilion. Kinkaku-ji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto, whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. The grounds of the temple are just as beautiful as the temple itself, with ponds and trees surrounding the paths and walkways.…

By admin 24 August 2023 Off

Lunch On a Waterfall in Kibune

Kibune is a small town in a forested valley in the northern mountains of Kyoto, which was developed around Kibune Shrine. I first heard about Kibune as a place where you could dine in the forest directly on top of a waterfall! But the arriving in Kibune itself, the town was far more beautiful than…

By admin 24 August 2023 Off