The evening before the last day of the stay in Kyoto. Blessed with beautiful autumn weather all for the stay. Decided to take a walk from Arashiyama to Saga, a famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto.
Upstream from Togetsukyo Bridge is the Oigawa River, and further upstream is Hozu River, and downstream from the bridge is the Katsura River. Arashiyama was a pleasure spot for Heian aristocrats. Even now, it is lined with many ryotei restaurants.
As the state of emergency was over, tourists have returned to Arashiyama. However, it's still a long way off from the days when it was packed with tourists from home and abroad. The sky looked high and wide.
From time to time, saw tourists in kimono. It's rather like the area around the Ine boathouse than Arashiyama.
Entering the bamboo forest path, passed "Nonomiya Shrine", known as the setting for "Sakaki" chapter in "The Tale of Genji," a long novel of 54 chapters written over 1000 years ago. Today, the shrine is worshipped as a god of marriage and childbirth, and many young couples come to visit.
Further along the path through the bamboo forest, came to the north gate of "Tenryuji Temple". As it is the first rank of the five temples in Kyoto, both the front and back entrances were full of dignity.
Firther walked on the path through the bamboo forest deeper.
Among young couples in Kyoto, wearing kimonos and taking photos in bamboo forest path seems all the rage. Reminded of the pre-wedding newlyweds taking their photos in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
On the left is "Okochi Sanso Garden". Denjiro Okochi, one of the most famous movie actors of the pre-war period, invested his own money to create this garden. To the right is the direction of Jojakukoji Temple.
"Mikami Shrine" near Ogura Pond. It is the only shrine for "hair" in Japan. People who don't have a lot of hair or wish to have more beautiful hair visit this shrine.
"Jojakukoji Temple. A temple of the Nichiren sect, with Honkoku-ji Temple (in Yamashina) as its head temple. The temple grounds are planted with more than 200 trees of autumn leaves, which turn red in autumn and are very popular.
Jojakkoji Temple in autumn was used for a campaign by JR Tokai. The name of the temple came from the fact that it is located in the quiet Mt. Ogura and has the atmosphere of "Jojakkodo. In Buddhist terminology, it means the highest world in the four realms of the Tendai Buddhism, or the ideal world. The autumn leaves are truly magnificent, but the temple also has the atmosphere of everlasting lonely light, as the name suggests.
View of "Rakushisha" over the field.
"Ogurayama Nisonin". A temple of the Sanmon school of the Tendai Buddhism, whose head temple is Enryakuji Temple. It is said the birthplace of Ogura-an bean paste.
"Gioji Temple". A nunnery of the Daikakuji sect of Shingon Buddhism. The temple where the new and old secondary wives of Tairano Kiyomori and their mother and sister were ordained and lived. The temple was closed down in the Meiji era (1868-1912), but was rebuilt by the Daikakuji Temple, which kept the temple, and the third governor of Kyoto, Kitagaki Kokudo, who donated the tea ceremony room of his villa.
Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple was just ahead. The Okusaga walkway still continued. The sun was starting to set, so had to leave.
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