Gardens

  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. A cat in Shibamata

    Shibamata, an Old Town in Tokyo

    With Shibamata Taishakuten Temple in the center, Shibamata has a couple of interesting spots, all of which are conveniently located within walking distance of each other.

  3. Sumpu Castle Ruins

    Ruins of Tokugawa’s Sumpu Castle

    This particular district centered around Sumpu Castle has been the political and administrative center of this region since the 14th century, well over 600 years.

  4. Ota shrine in Kyoto

    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.

  5. 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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