Saturday, October 09, 2010

Japan Trip 2: Kyoto

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.

Kyoto Station

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.

Sanmon

(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

18 comments:

Pak Ngah: said...

:: salam arsaili...ilmu dan pengalaman mampu diperolehi dengan melihat, memerhati dan mengkaji. Moga sihat dan ceria selalu.

nahmy said...

salam bro...jauh perjalanan luas pengalaman ya bro. semoga sihat selalu...

en_me said...

nostalgiannyerr.. tetiba me teringat 20 years back in Sakai, Osaka tewww.. uhuhu

Insan Marhaen said...

rindu pula dengan suasana di jepun. entah bila akan ke sana lagi.

KAMATO said...

salam bro, ke japan bulan april la... baru cantik

Zareda Norman said...

arsaili

I have been in Osaka, kyoto somewhere in 2005.. Di osaka ada flea market every sunday.. sopping kat situ heaven sangat murah dan boleh beli omiyagi dengan gembiranya..

zar sempat berbasikal di osaka.. bes dapat pengalaman di atas jalanraya jepun.. mereka sangat berhemah..

etomyam said...

bestnya dapat peluang ke sana, teringin jugak nak pergi satu masa nanti

izman said...

menarik. nak ikut....

CT said...

wow! Nice picture....

waliz said...

banyak la makan sushi nih :)

Masy said...

x penah sampai ke jepun. nak ikooottttt~

Mak Su said...

sy minat nak gi japan, tertarik dgn cerita2 kartun mereka ;)

Acaii said...

Subhanallah, lamanyalah tak masuk sini bertegur sapa..:) moga bro sihat2 hendkanya ye..tengok gamabr atas ni macam guna DSLR je. Oleh kerana selalu pergi banyak negara boleh buat dokumentari ni,hehehe. Bropun terer shoot gambar sebab angle2 semua cantik..:)

iyllienaz said...

salam arsaili..since dulu lagi nak g jepun, tapi xde peluang lagi..maybe next year..kalau ada rezeki ley g aussie jugak..hehe..so, how are u??bila lagi nak balik msia?

DrSam said...

was it your holiday or official trip bro? Who were 'we' that mentioned in this beautiful entry ni bro? byk pulak soalan...

Amacam tahun ni...ada harapan boleh mengeteh?

Mohd Ariff said...

tmpt yg cantik.. rasa tenang & nyaman je wlpn dgn hanya lihat gmbr..

Mohd Ariff said...

tmpt yg cantik.. rasa tenang & nyaman je wlpn dgn hanya lihat gmbr..

noorlara said...

Mesti seronok melancong tu tapi Jepun mesti belanja lebih mahal berganda-ganda dari Malaysia kan. Saya baru minggu lepas balik dari Europe melawat 6 negara, cuaca masih sejuk dan kudup bunga baru nak kuar.
mahal jugak le tambahan di London.

Australia camna, tempat arsaili tak kena ke?