Tag Archives: temples

Japan's sacred mountain – Koyasan

Posted on August 26, 2018 by Toothpicker

 

Danjo Garan Temple complex
 
For a long time, I have been wanting to visit Mount Koya or Koyansan, a sacred mountain in the Wakayama region. It is the headquarters of Shingon Buddhism ( a Chinese-influenced esoteric sect), introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi, also known as Kukai. Located in the [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Meditation & Buddhism, Anything Japanese, Gardens & parks, Japan and was tagged with nature, Buddhism, gardens, temples, Japan, Shingon, Koyansan, Japanese garden


A perfect spring day in Nara

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Toothpicker

Sunny and warm afternoon at Nara park
 
My trip began in Osaka, though I barely spent any time there except for the evenings. My good friend has recently moved to Sendai (we originally met in London) flew over to Osaka to meet me before I continued on with my journey. And I [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Anything Japanese, Gardens & parks, Japan and was tagged with nature, temples, Japan, parks, cherry blossom, Nara


Kyoto temples & gardens ( Part 2)

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

Famous rock gardens at Ryoanji ( A World heritage site)
 
With over 1600 temples and shrines, including 17 Unesco World Heritage sites in Kyoto, it is impossible to visit them all even if you live in the city. Hence it is best to plan ahead, so on this trip, I concentrated mostly [...]

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Kyoto temples & gardens ( Part 1)

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

Okochi Sanso Villa

 
Ever since my parents brought me to Japan at the age of seven, I became fascinated by this country, its culture and the people. Over the years, I continued to visit this country and I became even more intrigued. When I was younger, I was more interested in the aesthetic [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Meditation & Buddhism, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Gardens & parks, Read & write and was tagged with books, Buddhism, Kyoto, gardens, temples


Kyoto temple stay

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

Myoshinji temple complex, the head temple of Rinzai Zen Buddhism
 
A few years ago, I stayed at a Buddhist temple in South Korea and it was one of the most spiritually rewarding experiences that I could not forget. Since then, I have been wanting to stay at a Japanese zen Buddhist temple because [...]

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Sukhothai historical park

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

If I have to choose the most wonderful and sustainable airport in the world, Sukhothai airport would be on the top of my list ( see below)! It is privately owned by Bangkok airways and serves only two arrivals from Bangkok daily. Not only it is beautifully designed in traditional Thai style [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Meditation & Buddhism, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, cycling, temples, Thailand


Si Satchanalai historical park

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Si Satchanalai historical park is a World Heritage site and the former vassal town of Sukhothai, though it is not as popular as the Sukhothai historical park. Located in the northern part of the Sukhothai province, travel information and transport to this park is surprisingly limited. Hence I had to prearrange a [...]

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