Fushimi Inari Taisha

Night walk at Fushimi Inari Taisha

Today we go for a night photo-walk to Fushimi Inari-taisha, the head shrine of the kami Inari, located just a train stop away from the bustling city of Kyoto.

The first time I visited Fushimi Inari-taisha was way back in January of 2016 Since then I have been to the heritage site a couple of times but I never came around to writing about it Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the Kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku area of Kyoto The shrine sits at the base of a mountain, also named Inari, which is roundabout 230 meters in height Most of the shrine’s prominent structures are located right at the base of the mountain However, for the adventurous types there are numerous trails that lead right up to the summit of the Inari mountain, where you can find some very old
Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社, Yasaka Jinja), also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts.

Today I went to capture the beauty of Yasaka Shrine, one of Kyoto’s most prominent tourist spot Yasaka-jinja (八坂神社) is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto The shrine never lacks in visitors throughout the year due to the various festivals spread across the year For photographers like me, there is an added incentive that the gates to the shrine remain open at all times, which makes it possible to visit even at late hours when the crowds are comparatively less Me and my wife, Mani, were staying in the quiet town of Izumo in Shimane Prefecture After a lovely week in Shimane where we experienced a beautiful
Yasaka Pagoda

An evening at Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda. Built in 592, the Pagoda is the only standing structure of the Hokan-ji Temple. The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years.

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda Built in 592 CE, the Pagoda with the temple treasure (Yasakato-ezu) is the last remaining structure of the once flourishing temple of Hokan-ji The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years Kyoto has many attractions for the wide-eyed tourists The Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and the Fushimi Inari-taisha being my favorites, but if you are photographically inclined, the Yasaka Pagoda is not to be missed With its old city charm and cobblestone paths, the surroundings of this mystical place takes your breath away, especially during the evenings when

Hanging out in Kyoto

Weekend!! Mani is finally free from classes. We catch a train to Kyoto to visit some of the historical monuments of this ancient yet modern city.

Weekend was finally here I had been slugging long nights working during US business hours and needed a break badly We had been planning to visit Kyoto during one of the extended weekends but it was impossible to get a hotel booking Eventually we decided to just go, roam around and come back the same day Its hardly an hour away anyways, less if one uses the Limited Express trains We got up early, had a light breakfast and walked down to Kintetsu Nara Station We caught the Limited Express to Kyoto, it cost us ¥ 1300 each You can also catch a train from JR Nara Statation, whichever is closest to you Its

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