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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . NonoMiya-Jinja . 日本 . 京都 . 野宮神社

Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社 Nonomiya-jinja), or the Shrine in the Country, is a Shinto shrine in the Arashiyama district on the west side of the city of Kyoto in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.
The specific site of the shrine changed somewhat over time, as the location of the shrine was fixed anew by divination when a new imperial priestess was to undergo purification before traveling to take up her duties at Ise Shrine.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Miyama . 日本 . 京都 . 美山町

Japan . Kyoto . Miyama . 日本 . 京都 . 美山町
Snow fall at another beautiful historical area of Japan apart from Takayama 白川鄉. 
This place still preserve the wellness of the quietness and peaceful from crowded tourist.
If you prefer the visit the very traditional style of Japan without a lot of disturber, perhaps this will be the perfect place.

Miyama (美山町 Miyama-chō) was a town located in Kitakuwada District, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 5,070 and a density of 14.89 persons per km2. The total area was 340.47 km2.
On January 1, 2006, Miyama, along with the towns of Hiyoshi, Sonobe and Yagi (all from Funai District), was merged to create the city of Nantan.
In the area there are dozens of grass thatched roof houses.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple . 愛宕念仏寺

Japan . Kyoto . Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple . 愛宕念仏寺
The temple, originally called Otagi-ji Temple, was first built in the Otagi District (The central part of present-day Kyoto) by order of Emperor Shotoku in the latter half of the 8th century.
 At the beginning of the Heian period (794-1192), the temple building was washed away when the Kamo River flooded. The temple was reestablished by Senkan Naigu (918-984), a priest 
of the Tendai sect, and became a branch of Enryakuji, the Tendai temple complex on Mt. Hiei.
 Over a period of three years beginning in 1922, the temple was transfered to its present location in the Saga District, in order to preserve it.
 The temple has a wonderful array of 1,200 carved stone figures of Rakan (disciples of Shaka, the founder of Buddhism) made by people from various parts of the country from 1981 to 
1991 for the reconstruction of the temple.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Nishiki Market . 日本 . 京都 . 京都錦市場商店街振興組合

Nishiki Market 市場 Nishiki Ichiba (literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street 四条通 Shijō-dōri and west of Teramachi Street 寺町通 Teramachi-dōri. Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Adashino.Nenbutsu-ji .Temple . 日本 . 京都 . 華西山 化野念仏寺

Japan . Kyoto . Adashino.Nenbutsu-ji.Temple
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji (化野念仏寺 Adashino Nenbutsuji) is a Buddhist temple in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. In 811 Kūkai is said to have founded a temple, then Honen altered it to the present Nenbutsuji. Situated high on a hill overlooking the city from the northwest, it sits in an area where since the Heian period people abandoned the bodies of the dead, exposing them to the wind and rain. Now, some eight thousand Buddhist statuettes, which had been scattered around Adashino then collected about 1903, memorialize the souls of the dead. During its well-known 'sento kuyo', a ceremony dedicated to the spirits of the dead, about ten thousand stone statues are lit up with candles.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Japan . Osaka . Ippudo . 一風堂 堀江店

Japan . Osaka . Ippudo . 一風堂 堀江店
I can say it was the best RAMEN ever I have eaten in Japan... 
Guarantee you able to clear everything in the bowl, not even a single drop of soup.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Tsukiji Cafe

Japan . Kyoto . Tsukiji Cafe
One of the most renowned cafe place right at a small lane in between Tsukiji Market.
This cafe furnished with European Style, it brings you kind of back to the older days. Totally split you out from the very Japanese feel during your visit to this cafe.
If you are happened to be here at Tsukiji, why not spare a little of your time to visit this cafe and make yourself melt with the environment while you enjoying your coffee.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Korea . Seoul . GwangJang Market

GwangJang Market, previously DongDaeMun Market, is a traditional street market in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The market is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South Korea, with more than 5000 shops and 20,000 employees in an area of 42,000 square metres (450,000 square feet). Approximately 65,000 people visit the market each day.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Korea . Seoul . 5Extracts Cafe . 韓國 . 首爾 . 5Extracts 咖啡店 . 파이브브루잉

Korea . Seoul . 5Extracts Cafe . 韓國 . 首爾 . 5Extracts 咖啡店 . 파이브브루잉
The ‘5 Extracts’ this haunt’s name refers to are ‘Body, Aroma, Sweetness, Acidity, and Bitterness’.
Hyunsun Choi the balista who won herself as the World Barista Championship 2011 semi-finalist runing the hipster cafe.
All of the coffee is roasted in house, using a machine called the Diedrich. 
You can choose your preferred method of brewing for your particular coffee on their menus, which are conveniently hosted on iPads.

5 Extracts
Seogyo-dong 405-10, 
Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82-02-324-5815

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Kyoto Station . 日本 . 京都 . 京都駅

Kyoto Station京都駅 Kyōto-eki is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building after Nagoya Station and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, Movie Theater, Isetan department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof. It also housed the Kyoto City Air Terminal until August 31, 2002.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Korea . Seoul . Kyung Hee University . 韓國 . 首爾 . 慶熙大學

Korea . Seoul . Kyung Hee University . 韓國 . 首爾 . 慶熙大學
Kyung Hee University is a private, research university encompassing an educational system from kindergarten to graduate school with campuses in Seoul, Suwon, and Gwangneung (on the outskirts of Namyangju city), South Korea. Kyung Hee has 24 colleges, 71 departments and majors, 65 master's and 63 doctorate programs, 18 professional and special graduate schools, and 43 auxiliary research institutions. The university counts Slavoj Žižek, Jason Barker and Emanuel Pastreich among its international professors.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Kiyomizu-Dera

Japan . Kyoto . Kiyomizu-Dera
is a place which never missed out by anyone who visiting Kyoto Japan for the first time.
音羽山 . 清水寺
Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period. The temple was founded in 778 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.

It was originally affiliated with the old and influential Hossō sect dating from Nara times. However, in 1965 it severed that affiliation, and its present custodians call themselves members of the "Kitahossō" sect.