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Twin Dragons - Kennin-ji temple, Kyoto

Kennin-ji (建仁寺) is a Zen-temple located at the end of hanami lane near Gion, Kyoto. It was founded in 1202 and claims to be the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto.


The one taller flower and halo of setting sun keep this picture from looking messy by giving the eye somewhere to go In Joyful Anticipation of Warmer Days by Philipp Klingler Photography - Wisselsheim, Hessen, Germany. | MIZUSAWA TEMPLE | no rules, no limitations, no boundaries it's like an art™ © All Rights Reserved by   Mizusawa Temple   is devoted to Kannon, the goddess of compassion in Japanese Buddhism. An 11-faced, thousand-handed statue of the deity is the temple's main object of worship, and is never displayed publicly.   On the temple grounds, there are many interesting ceremonial procedures in which visitors can take part

Mizusawa temple, Gunma, Japan Can't get enough of Japanese temples!

Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan.

Osaka Castle (大坂城 or 大阪城, Ōsaka-jō?) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

Otaru coastline, Hokkaido, Japan.

Otaru guide: read a travel guide to Otaru close to Sapporo in Hokkaido famous for its preserved historic warehouses in its canal district.

Road - nice picture

Read all about my Golden Week Vacation 2014 and get some inspiration for your Japan trip. This time I visited Kyushu (Oita, Fukuoka, Saga).

<3 Japanese paper lanterns, often associated with festivals, are common in Japan. Traditional styles include bonbori and chōchin. A special style of lettering called chōchin moji is used to write on them.

The geishas are just about to throw the lucky beans at the Setsuban festival at the Yasaka shrine in Kyoto Japan