Genkoan(源光庵), Kyoto

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  • October 2, 2017
    Excursion since high school, I visited about 15 years Buri. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the scenery at that time was just blood ceiling eyes, looks again, Windows of the enlightenment window. Autumn is very crowded, heavy rain during the week and say it was four of us and after 2 pairs ready for one person who was. It is almost surprisingly. We have, and look around.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Personally I love blue foliage. When not busy as in the midafternoon quiet porch was also calm.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Prefer atmosphere of garden trees and temples, beautiful. Most famous was engaged in a peaceful Temple in "window of illusion", "enlightenment-window" shown in the photo, but seen from the main gate and garden views. Into the illusion looks stand out, sitting in the Temple of the "window" looking slow and cut in the garden, watching the pictures. Another famous "blood ceiling" is itself clearly is of startling commentary, but I don't know.
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  • August 3, 2016
    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.
  • July 25, 2016
    ** 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。
  • June 12, 2017
    Great but not a good service.
  • June 13, 2017
    Enlightenment-window, a window named hooked, not just people who are familiar with meditation or performing a befuddled you. just a look over the incoming natural light from leaking Windows and trees are pretty. Still, when looking at, whether I wanted to see Maple Chul. However, even in the high season, low season and sit comfortably as close Deceiver truly realize things will run, probably thanks to the encroaching tourist would like to, if not impossible. Fairly small and a little temple.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Window of enlightenment, of Windows is very famous. Is difficult to reach with public transportation, parking (free) for comes to this area is by car accessible may. During the rainy season from what was trying to be quiet.
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