Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, October 10, 2010
(It was used as the venue for important political and ceremonial occasions)
Guards dressed in classic costume on duty in front of the gate.
Night life in Osaka
(We reached Osaka at night and we went to find the halal restaurant. There is a Turkish restaurant in the city centre.)
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people. Osaka to Kyoto is not that far actually. It is about 30 minutes by train. We took Hikari from Shin-Osaka Station to Kyoto Station by JR Tokaido line.
Kinkakuji - Golden Pavillion
(Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408.)
We had the opportunity to stroll along Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk. It is the name given to a 2km-long path through north-eastern Kyoto. Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk covers five significant temples and two shrines. Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk is path along which a philosophy professor, Kitaro Nishida, used to frequently walk. It is a surprisingly pleasant and relaxing walk even today, though you will undoubtedly share it with more tourists than Kitaro did.
We were very unfortunate because we cant see the cherry blossom because out of season.
(The two-storey main gate to Nanzenji Temple was built in 1628 by Todo Takatora in memory of those who died in the civil War Oska Natsu-no-jin)
School Children playing cricket
The view part of Kyoto Perfecture
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The belief of considering other things as one's guardians besides God is as feeble as a spider's web. The spider's web is the frailest of all dwellings, if only they knew it (29:41).