UNESCO World Heritage Site : Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion)

One of the many reasons why I like to travel to Japan of late is to explore and check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This leads to my recent exploration, in fact my 2nd visit to Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺) also known as The Golden Pavilion during my recent visit to Kyoto just last week. Our journey from … More UNESCO World Heritage Site : Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion)

The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

While walking down the Higashiyama District, we discover Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音), a war memorial commemorating the war dead of the Pacific War which is located in the Eastern of Kyoto. Here, the concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) was built by Hirosuke Ishikawa. The statue is 24 m (80 ft) high and weighs … More The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)

One of my favourite place that I have revisited several time in Kyoto is Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), which is  officially known as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺), an independent Buddhist Temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto. Part of the  Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is known … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)