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A 13th century monument where the Royals practiced what they preached, preserved over centuries and handed down in pristine condition speaks of the thought, philosophy, vision of a nation that despite having had many warlords and shoguns came together to be One.
Jisso-in remained a...More
For generations, the nobility related to the Imperial Family served as head priests of Jisso-in Temple. The temple buildings were recieved from Kyoto Imperial Palace arounf 280 years ago and are valuable structures. Jisso-in Temple has many beautiful items related with Japanese famous...More
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.