Kyoto (November 2015)

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Fushimi Inari Shrine
(伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi Inari Taisha) is a very popular Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. We arrived there in the early morning, but so many people were already visiting the shrine.

Lunch at Nezameya. Inarizushi and Nishin(herring)Soba noodle soup.

Inarizushi (稲荷寿司) is a pouch of deep fried tofu(油揚げ aburaage)filled with sushi rice. It is named after the Shinto god Inari, who is believed to have a fondness for fried tofu.

寺子屋本舗 Terakoya honpo’s Rice crackers.

宝玉堂 Hogyokudo’s Shiro Miso crakers.

銀閣寺 Ginkaku-ji
Silver Pavilion

哲学の道 Philosopher’s walk
the path begins around Ginkakuji and ends in the neighborhood of Nanzenji.

禅林寺(永観堂)Eikando Zenrinji
Zenrin-ji is the head temple of Jodo-shu Seizan Zenrin-ji sect. The temple has more than 1,100 years of history and is dedicated to Amida(Amida is one of the loftiest savior figures in Japanese Buddhism).

南禅寺 Nanzenji

青蓮院 Shōren-in

平安神宮 Heian Shrine(Heian-jingū)
When we arrived at the shrine it was almost closing time. So we could only visit for 5 minutes.

Gion district

清水寺 Kiyomizu-dera
Kiyomizu temple’s light up event. There were so many people.
It took so long to enter the temple and we gave up on some of the sites.