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Eikando Temple (Kyoto) Fall Illumination

Eikando Temple (Kyoto) Fall Illumination

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto.

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto.

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came much…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came much…

Kyoto Red - Jingoji temple Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Red - Jingoji temple Kyoto, Japan

Katsura Imperial Villa (桂離宮, Katsura Rikyū) is one of the finest examples of purely Japanese architecture and garden design. The villa and garden in their present form were completed in 1645 as the residence for the Katsura Family, members of Japan's Imperial Family.

Katsura Imperial Villa (桂離宮, Katsura Rikyū) is one of the finest examples of purely Japanese architecture and garden design. The villa and garden in their present form were completed in 1645 as the residence for the Katsura Family, members of Japan's Imperial Family.

Tenryuji (天龍寺, Tenryūji) is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site.

Tenryuji (天龍寺, Tenryūji) is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site.

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