Photo: Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple Gate (Niōmon)

In this post, I want to share with you a photo of a Buddhist temple gate I took at Kiyomizudera, Kyoto, Japan. This gate called Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple Gate (Niōmon, 仁王門, lit. Niō gate) is immediately visible after you pass through Matsubara-dori alley. It’s a beautiful large orange gate, accompanied by the Kiyomizu-dera Temple West […]

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

Photo of Golden Pavilion with beautiful water reflections

I visited Kinkakuji (金閣寺, The Golden Pavilion) two times all in all. The first time was in 2018 and the second time this year. The Golden Pavilion is a Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the top attractions and a must-see place that every traveler to Kyoto must-see. Kinkaku-ji is […]

Visiting Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The first time I was in Kyoto, I haven’t visited Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. I heard about it, I read about it and I saw pictures of it, but I haven’t been there. That until my second visit to Kyoto on February 18, 2019. The first time I was in Kyoto I took the tourist bus. […]

Photo: Burning Incense & Smoke Near a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

The next image was taken near Fudo-do Hall (Kinkaku) in Kyoto, Japan.  After I’ve spent time viewing the iconic gold-colored Kinkaku-ji temple, I continued walking along the path and that lead me to that Buddhist temple. That picture was shot using my iPhone 5S camera on February 18, 2019. I was still mesmerized by the […]

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Torii Gates Photo

Fushimi Inari-taisha

A picture of the Torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Japan. Photo was taken on March 15, 2018. Sometimes you need to be lucky, to be at a place at the right moment and at the right time Or, you can spend a lot of time waiting for that moment, maybe it comes. […]

Japanese girls doing Tsukubai ritual cleansing – Kyoto, Japan

This photo of Japanese girls doing Tsukubai ritual was taken on March 15, 2019, at Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan. The following image is also one of my favorites from Kyoto, Japan. You can see several Japanese girls wearing Kimono, waiting in line to do the Tsukubai ritual cleansing, where they wash their hands and mouth before […]

Japanese girls wearing Kimono & Cherry Blossom – Spring 2018

This photo was taken at Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto, Japan on March 15, 2018. Exact location on Google map. I was staying in Seoul, South Korea at that time. I’ve decided to take a flight to Kyoto to see the Cherry Blossoms there. Spring is a stunning season both in Korea and Japan. I was […]