• Japan December 15, 2009 4 Comments
    2009
    Dec
    15

    Elegant courtyard is the characteristic of Japanese gardening.
    Here the aesthetic is a style of artificial traces. However, must combined with nature.
    But it is different from the  of European style garden’s geometric sense.
    Like which one?
    Different people have different perspective.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The Cao Dai Temple in Kyoto. Japan travel, summer. Photo by KaKa.

    The scenery see from the Cao Dai Temple. Japan travel, Kyoto, Photo by KaKa.

    The scenery see from the Cao Dai Temple. Japan travel, Kyoto, Photo by KaKa.

    GPS Position: 35.000455, 135.781027

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  • Japan September 5, 2009 2 Comments
    2009
    Sep
    05

    Rickshaws (or rickshas) are a mode of human-powered transport: a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons. The word rickshaw came from Asia where they were mainly used as means of transportation for the social elite. However, in more recent times rickshaws have been outlawed in many countries in Asia due to numerous accidents.

    Runner pulled rickshaws have mainly been replaced in Asia by bicycle rickshaws. They are also common in Western cities like New York City. In London they are known as pedicabs, and in San Diego they are called bike taxis. The term “rickshaw” is today commonly used for those vehicles as well, but this article deals exclusively with runner-pulled rickshaws.

    At Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, the area with its rural feel is best explored on rickshaw (around 8000 Yen for 30 minutes and 2 persons).

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw in shop street at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw in shop street at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style stores at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style store at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • Japan September 4, 2009 No Comments
    2009
    Sep
    04

    Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district at the outskirts of Kyoto. Its landmark is the wooden (now partially concrete) Togetsukyo Bridge with forested Mount Arashiyama as backdrop.

    There are many things to see and do in the Arashiyama area. Tenryuji, a leading Zen temple, shops, cafes and restaurants are found in the district’s busy center around Togetsukyo Bridge and Keifuku Arashiyama Station.

    North of the central area, there are bamboo groves and a residential district with several small temples, scattered along the base of the wooded mountains.

    Another pleasant thing to do is taking a two hour boat tour down Hozu River. The river flows through an idyllic, forested valley before reaching urban Kyoto at the Togetsukyo Bridge. Alternatively, you can enjoy views of the valley from the Sagano Romantic Train. Arashiyama is particularly beautiful and busy during the cherry blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

    Stone monument at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Stone monument at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Little Japanese style hotel at Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Little Japanese style hotel at Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • Japan September 3, 2009 No Comments
    2009
    Sep
    03

    Arashiyama (嵐山) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district.

    Arashiyama is a good place for viewing cherry blossoms and the maple leaf, even the Japanese emperor would go every year observation.

    Japanese style stores at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style stores at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style shop street at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style shop street at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style little hotel at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style little hotel at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • 2009
    Aug
    28

    Appearance of Pure Land?

    Kinkaku-ji Temple Garden was designed as a paradise garden in which to stroll and meditate, remembering that Buddha had lived and preached in a grove. The garden has symbolic buildings and features, including a flying crane lake and a tortoise island which divides the lake into two sections.

    The shore of the lake is dotted with rocks. The garden was formerly the North Hill Villa. It became a Deer Park (named after Buddha’s Deer Park of Isipatana, but without deer) when acquired by Shogun Yoshimitsu. The gilded temple is Chinese in style but has an un-Zen-like gaudiness.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A small stone Buddhist pagoda in the Kinkakuji garden. Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A small stone Buddhist pagoda in the Kinkakuji garden. Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    Kinkakuji has exquisite and beautiful Japanese garden. Japan, Kyoto, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A worker working in Kinkakuji garden. Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A worker working in Kinkakuji garden. Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A red pine in the Kinkakuji Temple garden, amazing! Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

    A red pine in the Kinkakuji Temple garden, amazing! Japan, Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji Temple, summer vacation. Photo by KaKa.

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