Tuesday, October 1, 2013

JAPAN - Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

"Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly religious architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens, which has influenced landscape gardening the world over." -

Postcard 1: Kiyomizu Temple

Postcard 2: Kinkaku-ji Temple

Postcard 3: Kinkaku-ji Temple

Thank you so much Rachel for this wonderful postcard!
Staring at this view makes me wish for a winter experience one day with my family!

Postcard 4: Toji Temple

Thank you so much Aki, Haruka & Junko for the wonderful cards above...

Postcard 5: Byodoin

Thank you so much Ai for sharing this card with me...

Postcard 6: Nijo Castle Ninomaru Garden

Thank you so much again Ai for this wonderful postcard! =)

Postcard 7: Ryoan-ji

Postcard 8: Ryoan-ji

Thank you so much Yuka for this wonderful card showing
the Rock Garden of Ryoan-ji Temple...

Postcard 9: Daigo-ji

A serene view of Bentendo Hall of Daigoji.
"From ancient times, this temple is famous for a beauty spot
for cherry blossoms in the spring and for autumn leaves in the fall...", shares Ai.
Thank you so much Ai, for sharing with me this postcard!
And for always putting extra effort in making the message part look lovely! ^-^

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto:

Location: Kyoto:
1. Kamigamo Shrine
2. Shimogamo Shrine
3. To-ji
4. Kiyomizu-dera
5. Daigo-ji
6. Ninna-ji
7. Kozan-ji
8. Saiho-ji or Moss Temple
9. Tenryu-ji
10. Rokuon-ji or Kinkaku-ji Temple or Temple of the Golden Pavilion
11. Jisho-ji or Ginkaku-ji Temple or Temple of the Silver Pavilion
12. Ryoan-ji or The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon
13. Nishi Hongan-ji
14. Nijo Castle

Location: Otsu
15. Enryaku-ji

Location: Uji
16. Byodo-in
17. Ujigami Shrine

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