Kokedera – The Temple of Moss

The Moss Temple of Kokedera, as it is also called, is the result of an amazing interaction between nature and human creativity, located in the western part of the city of Kyoto – the ancient capital of Japan at the foot of Mount Koinzan. This place is famous for its exceptionally beautiful natural places, tranquility …

Hase-dera Temple – A Place You Must Visit

Hase-dera temple This ancient temple was founded in 736. It is sometimes referred to as “Hase Kannon Temple” due to the Kannon statue kept here. Flowers such as hydrangeas, cherries, lilies, clovers, plums, daffodils, etc. grow here. Therefore, the temple is also called “flower temple”. The temple is divided into upper and lower zones. In …

Yamadera – The Sky Temple

Lurking on the side of a mountain, the Yamadera temple complex seems to embody the very typical Japan for which tourists travel around it, and which the Japanese themselves value very much. This temple is located near the city of Yamagata. It was founded in the middle of the 9th century by the Tendai sect …

Okunoin Temple – The Cemetery of Thousands

Okunoin is in the eastern part of Koya, surrounded by forest. About a mile and a half long and the site of over 200,000 graves, this is the largest cemetery in Japan. Starting from the Ichi-no-hashi bridge, stone paths lined with trees and lanterns lead through the tombstones leading you to the mausoleum of Kobo …

The Temple of Asakusa

Tokyo is the capital of the incredibly picturesque and picturesque country of Japan. This metropolis is considered one of the most modern cities in the world in terms of infrastructure and architecture. Tokyo’s culture is unique and unique: the numerous theaters, museums, festivals and palaces are just some of what the city is famous for. …

Kiyomizudera – The Temple of Purity

One of the oldest temples, Kiyomizudera, is a complex of thirty buildings, the construction of which began at the end of the Nara period in 778. Most of them are wooden, so they were repeatedly destroyed and burned over the centuries to be rebuilt in 1633 by the famous shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, who ruled the …

Kenchoji – One of the oldest Zen Temples

Kenchoji Temple was founded approximately 750 years ago. It was he who was the center of the development of Japanese Zen Buddhism, one of the oldest temples of the Zen sect. Kenchoji Temple is the main temple of this sect in Japan and the first one built in Kamakura. It was founded in 1253 by …

Kofukuji – One of the Oldest Temples in Japan

Kofukuji Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and one of the seven largest temples in the southern part of the country. It is located in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The five-story pagoda of the Kofukuji Temple is a symbol of the city …

Toji Temple

Toji, a unique temple complex from the 8th century, is a place steeped in history, legend and antiquity. Toji literally translates as an oriental temple. Initially, the temple was used to protect the capital and the surrounding lands both by the massive structures themselves and by the gods to whom they prayed here. Now the …

Kinkakuji Temple – The Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, was built in 1397 as the residence of retired shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and was converted into a Zen Buddhist temple after his death. Kinkakuji, covered with gold embossed ornaments and surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden, is a wonderful masterpiece from the Muromachi era (14-16 century). Visiting …