Kinki Region

  1. Honen-in

    Tranquil Sites in Eastern Kyoto

    Honen-in is said to have originated from a humble thatched hut where Honen practiced nembutsu with his disciples.

  2. Hidden Gems in Kamigamo, Kyoto

    Probably for many people Ota Shrine is recognized as a place where one can see the beautiful water iris flowers which bloom in May.

  3. Katsura Ryikyu

    Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto

    Studies suggest that the origin of Katsura Imperial Villa dates back to the early 17th century. It was when Prince Toshihito constructed the original main building.

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