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September 29, 2019

Around 1860, at the time of Bakumatu (幕末, the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate), the public security in Kyoto was very unstable due to the rise of the Sonno Joi (尊王攘夷, extreme imperialism and exclusionism) sect in Kyoto. In order to regain the security, Sir Matus...

August 10, 2019

After the Gion festival (祇園祭), the next signature event in Kyoto is Mukaegane (迎え鐘, welcome bells for deceased ancestors) at Rokudo chino-ji (六道珍皇寺) temple. Every year from August 7 to 10, this long established event is conducted in order to welcome the spirits of dece...

March 25, 2019

Finally, cherry trees are starting to bloom. We YUMEYAKATA are happy to present special offers of spring to you. 

Ryugen-ji (笠原寺) is a temple named after a nun/its founder, Kasahara Masae (笠原政江), and founded as the Kyoto branch of Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple (川...

August 9, 2018

During Oban (お盆, the season during which ancestral spirits are said to be returning), the sacred bell is tolling all day long at Rokudo-chinno-ji Temple (六道珍皇寺). Over the centuries, the area around the temple had been a place for burial rites, and still is said to be t...

June 22, 2018

In the premises of Nanzen-ji (南禅寺) temple, the Suirokaku (水路閣, a raised aqueduct) was built in order to complete the Biwako Sosui Bunsen (琵琶湖疏水分線, a branch of Biwako Sosui Canal) in the Meiji (明治) period.

At the time of construction, it was highly controversial because...

May 28, 2018

The most famous place in the Ohara (大原) district in Kyoto is Sanzen-in (三千院) temple.

The Sanzen-in temple, founded in the Heian (平安) period, has a deep historical connection with the imperial court and emperors, and is regarded as one of the high ranked temples in Japan...

May 9, 2018

Sennyu-ji (泉涌寺) temple, located in the Higashiyama (東山) district, is otherwise called as "Mitera (御寺, Royal temple)", because of the deep connection with the Royal family of Japan. Unryuin (雲龍院) is a sub-temple within Sennyu-ji which promises its visitors with a calm a...

May 4, 2018

This year, cherry blossom season went very quickly. It was not only cherry blossoms that ended soon. Due to the extraordinary warm weather, all spring flowers bloomed very early and finished in a blink of an eye. 

So, now is the time to see fresh greenery. The...

April 26, 2018

In 1502, a Regent Fujiwara Yorimichi (藤原頼通) succeeded to his father's villa in Uji (宇治) city, and reformed it into a Buddhist temple. Ever since then, the temple has been referred to as Gokurakujyodo (極楽浄土, Buddhism Pure Land) thanks to its heavenly scenery.

If you...

April 25, 2018

At the foot of Mt. Zenkisan (善気山) in the Higashiyama Sanju-Roppo (東山三十六峰, 36 mountain range), Honen-In (法然院) temple is located. With its quiet and soothing atmosphere, the temple has been loved by many literary persons such as Tanizaki Junichiro (谷崎潤一郎), as w...

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