Genkoan(源光庵), Kyoto

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  • During their stay at Tokyu harvest club Kyoto Masanobu visited on foot. Fall foliage is a shame had been too "vestigial". The Windows of a famous, (square) and you can enjoy the window of enlightenment (yen). Jr "so go to" famous ringed with campaign posters. Temple of the Tokugawa family, so "of your Crest" notice. The ceiling of the main hall and card called "blood ceiling" and vowed to tadanobu to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The crane of the karesansui garden is nice.
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  • My local Kyoto is here and took the Academy of iwakura and yase rurikou hospital unless very strong demand is not. Discussed in other similar sites will either refuse to post and to explain in detail why this site is has been. Why is needed isn't worth saying. Doesn't any targets to sites of the same type as an aside to this site except to eat more than 4,000 cases of other 1500 from the website Word of mouth only eat about 800 at present reviews has posted a duplicate post. Landscape from a frame triangle thus minded it to actually look at tourist destinations in the "selling" and a-I, this extent-, and say that always in.... Is not much to admire in it, and. Different people....
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  • Good guide to see the views from the Windows of delusion and enlightenment window saw want asked. You do not have to worry about straying from subway Kitaoji station take bus 1 North lines, station, route to the bus stop for an optical note very carefully, so. Foliage viewing season is still early, but was still crowded with tourists. Rain-sodden tree leaves also had flavor.
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  • Peaceful moment with great scenary. Best to visit around November
  • Beautiful experience... full of peace!
  • One of my favorite temples. Peaceful and very beautiful. Best of all, I had no umbrella and it was raining. A kind lady who was working there gave me an umbrella to stay dry. It was a great experience.
  • ** Genko-an Temple 源光庵 This temple called Genko-an is located in Takagamine which is western part of Kita-ku. It was established in 1346 as a temple of Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. The highlights of the temple are its garden and the windows of two different shapes + ceiling boards, fusuma sliding doors of its main hall. Their Honzon 本尊 ( principal object of worship ) is a statue of Shaka-Nyorai.The garden made of a great ensemble of plants, flag stones and other structures create the elegant space which offers the sense of Japanese wabi-sabi. ( Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble which is an element of Japanese culture ). The garden has long been admired as one of the best autumn views in Kyoto. On its backdrop is a borrowed landscape called Shakkei of Mt. Kitayama. This is another example of dried stone garden called Karesansui ( to see more examples Ryoanji - Daitokuji ) There are various types of momiji ( Japaese maples ) in the garden gradually turning colors to be enjoyed throughout the season. Those images are taken in mid-November of 2014, The impression of the garden changes with the change of the sunlight as well so it provides different atmosphere every moment from morning to sunset. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide ) 源光庵(げんこうあん)は、京都市北区鷹峯(たかがみね)にある曹洞宗の寺院。山号は鷹峰山。本尊は釈迦如来。
  • A bus is was changed from ryoan-ji Temple. Was the last day of the 3-day weekend in early October, but early in the autumn, were not so many tourists. They are popular because the aesthetics, SNS see enlightenment round window and the square of this temple is not so big, there is no cultural heritage is to see it as a garden. Blue Maple seem even to this day through the window was very nice. Also, because it has moved from Fushimi castle became the prelude to Sekigahara station ceiling has become blood ceiling, bloody Bill. It was slightly disappointing to have to take a good picture in the same place have been camped out.
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