Geisha, temples and a weeping cherry April 4th 2016 Today was another special and memorable day, in which we had a chance to experience the classic Kyoto culture in the Southern Higashiyama area, a district filled with temples, steep winding alleys and flowering cherries.
We began at Kiyomizudera Temple, a huge temple complex more than 1200 years old, though much rebuilt. It was certainly striking though we thought the towering orange pagodas rat ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto 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