Kyoto - Kiyomizudera Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Koadiji Temple, Chionin Temple November 23rd 2010 We took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) in the morning from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. After we dropped our bags off at our hotel, we headed to Kiyomizudera Temple. We didn't realise it was a public holiday, and there were SOOO many people! It was amazing! Some of the young girls dressed up in their traditional dress, and some of the boys wanted a photo with a blonde haired girl (me)!
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Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto » Gion In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more