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Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (2/3) : Meigetsuin temple (明月院)

Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (2/3) : Meigetsuin temple (明月院)

Meigetsuin blue. After we got out of Tokeiji temple, we went straight to Meigetsuin. Meigetsuin is called "Ajisai-dera" (Hydrangea temple) because they have so much hydrangeas. They have mainly ...

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Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (1/3) : Tokeiji temple (東慶寺)

Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (1/3) : Tokeiji temple (東慶寺)

Beautifully colored temple by hydrangeas. I took my mother to Kamakura for viewing hydrangeas last week. We visited three temples named Meigetsuin, Hasedera and Tokeiji those are popular as "Ajisai...

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Osaka 2015 (6/12) : Shitenno-ji temple (四天王寺)

Osaka 2015 (6/12) : Shitenno-ji temple (四天王寺)

A temple erected by Prince Shotoku After eating tonkatsu, we went to Shitenno-ji temple close to Tennoji station. It is said to be one of the seven temples that were erected by Prince Sh...

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Nara 2012 : Todaiji temple and Nara park (東大寺, 奈良公園)

Nara 2012 : Todaiji temple and Nara park (東大寺, 奈良公園)

Deer and autumn leaves. After checking out from my accommodation , I went toward Nara Park. But I reached at the back gate of Todaiji temple by mistake. I took the wrong way. I intended to g...

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Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 5

Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 5

On my way to Asukadera temple from Okadera temple, I found a wagashi shop along the road. I felt chill by a cold wind, so I felt like to get warm in the shop with sweet flavor :) Imanishi Seishin-do...

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Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 4

Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 4

I forgot taking pictures on my way to Okadera temple (岡寺). But there are many steep slopes :( I thought giving up with visiting the temple again and again , but I didn't want my efforts until then...

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Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 3

Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 3

Next my destination was Tachibanadera temple(橘寺) that can be seen from in front of Kawaharadera temple ruins. It is said this temple is a birthplace of Prince Shotoku. The approach to the main w...

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Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 2

Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn – the 2nd day, Asuka 2

And I found the signboard of Nakaoyama Tumulus. I didn't know about the tumulus well, but I decided to go to see the tumulus. It started to rain and it got heavier. So I took shelter from rain under...

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Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn (2/9) – the 1st day , Kofuku-ji and Gango-ji

Trip to Nara 2012 Autumn (2/9) – the 1st day , Kofuku-ji and Gango-ji

Then I moved to Kofuku-ji (興福寺) . This is world heritage. I took much picture there, but I couldn't take well except this :( There is a national treasure hall in the ground. Taking a pictur...

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Tsukiji : Tsukiji Market on Saturdays

Tsukiji : Tsukiji Market on Saturdays

I visited Tsukiji on Saturday for the first time. It was fully packed ! I had something to do at Ginza, so I had stopped at Tsukiji. I had heard the Tsukiji Market on Saturdays is crowded surprising...

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Three temples in Meguro 1/3 : Syorinzan Daienji temple

Three temples in Meguro 1/3 : Syorinzan Daienji temple

Long-established temple having sorrowful past I visited three temples in Meguro last month. Daienji temple, Ryusenji temple and Gohyaku Rakanji temple. At first, I'll post an article about Daienji ...

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Sugamo : Koganji Temple

Sugamo : Koganji Temple

Togenuki Jizo is the most well-known jizo in Tokyo... but. When I had something to do with at Sugamo, I dropped in at Koganji temple for seeing Togenuki Jizo. Togenuki Jizo is well-known to people i...

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Shimousa Nakayama : Cherry blossoms in Seicyuzan Hokekyo-ji temple

Shimousa Nakayama : Cherry blossoms in Seicyuzan Hokekyo-ji temple

Beautiful cherry blossoms festival 2011. I went to Hokekyo-ji temple for the first time in cherry blossoms season of the year before last. I found the five-storied pagoda behind cherry blossoms w...

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