February 2, 2009


Japan's tallest temple pagoda in Tō-ji

Japan's tallest temple pagoda in Tō-ji (東寺)
The Golden Pavilion

The Golden Pavilion, Rokuon-Ji (金閣寺)
Kiyomizu Temple 清水寺
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)

I think Kyoto is the first choice to learn the beauty of traditional Japanese culture. Also, Kyoto is a city of temples; you can see a lot of old temples and new temples everywhere. Since I am not so familiar with Japanese history and can not tell the difference between temples too much. We decided to visit just few major temples; Toji, Rokuon-Ji, and Kiyomizu-dera.

These temples are all well maintained and clean. It is very joyful just walking around the temples even you don't know the history and background of them. Among those temples, I love Rokuon-ji best, because its shining golden pavilion and nice garden.

let the photos tell stories.

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