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Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion is located in Kyoto. Back in the day it was a center for the arts during the 15th century when Ashikaga Yoshimasu was Shogun. At first it was supposed to be his retirement villa, but after … Continue reading

23. June 2016 by Eileen
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Sanjusangendo is located in Kyoto and is known for the 1001 human sized wooden statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. At 120 meters long, the columns within the structure are placed at exactly 33 intervals. It is place that was … Continue reading

02. June 2016 by Eileen
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Otowa Waterfall

Otowa Waterfall in the Kiyomizudera is split up into three streams. It is said that each stream has a benefit to those that drink from them. The three benefits are longevity, success in education and love. If you were to … Continue reading

25. May 2016 by Eileen
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Spirited Away Figure

Walking around one of the streets in Kyoto we saw this little sign that said Studio Ghibli. We ended up in a store where they sold various goods of Studio Ghibli. They had stuffed animals, towels, handkerchiefs, etc. featuring characters … Continue reading

23. May 2016 by Eileen
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Kinkakuji, Kyoto

Kinkakuji is one of the iconic places of Kyoto. The top two levels are covered in gold leaf. Actually the original building was burned down in 1950 because of a novice monk. It was later reconstructed in 1955. My friends … Continue reading

09. May 2016 by Eileen
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