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11 thoughts on “Kyoto: The City of Shrines and Temples”

  1. They are all so beautiful and unique. The fusing of the Tenryu-ji temple with the surrounding landscape is extraordinary and I was interested to read that there is a word for it in Japanese.

    1. Brilliant, right? 🙂 I had a conversation with a Japanese garden designer. He told me it took him 4-5 years to learn the basic of all garden concepts. Even though the gardens look fairly simple, they often require meticulous planning.
      Hope you are doing well in Sydney! I am under lockdown for 2 more weeks 🙁

      1. Wow, it sounds so interesting that there is so much to learn! We have been in lockdown here since end of June and it will continue until end of Aug 🙁 Hope you stay well and occupied in lockdown there.

  2. Its ancient shrines and temples are among the reasons why Kyoto is my favorite place in Japan. I’m glad it was spared from destruction during World War II — it would have been a great loss to the world if the original plan to bomb Kyoto had been carried out.

    1. It would be a huge loss not only to Japan but also mankind. I’m also glad that the Japanese weren’t as irrational as Nazi Germans. They didn’t destroy the citys when they lost. Otherwise, Kyoto would share the same fate with Warsaw or Berlin.

      How are you doing there, Bama? Here, we are undergoing the worst outbreak ever. But after 2 months of lockdown, we finally saw some hope. Be safe and stay strong!

      1. Here in Indonesia we’re still in the middle of the second wave, and the situation hasn’t really improved. Hang on there, you too. I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during these trying times.

  3. Such an informative post – Japan was the trip that I had to cancel in 2020, and it did hurt… I’ve always been fascinated by the country, and was so looking forward to visit its temples and shrines, especially in the city of Kyoto. Saved this post in my bookmarks for when I can actually travel there again 🙂

    1. I’m glad that you found the post helpful, Nic! My list is still missing some important temples, though 😛 Japan is on the top of my list when we can travel again. Hopefully next year *finger cross*

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