Kyoto – Fushimi Inari Shrine – Japan

Kyoto – Fushimi Inari Shrine – Japan
Located in Fushimi-ku, in southern Kyoto, Japan, Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine. The place is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, straddling the 4km of trails, leading up to the top of the sacred Mount Inari (233m). Inari (Inari Okami, also Oinari), the Shinto god of rice, is also the patron of swordsmiths, merchants and manufacturers. Each of the torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine is donated by a Japanese business company. …

Travel To Japan, Part 3 Nara

Travel To Japan, Part 3 Nara
Travel to Japan, and discover the city of Nara, as part 3 of my amazing trip to Japan. Nara is located less than an hour from Kyoto and Osaka. The city remains full of historic treasures, including some of the oldest and largest temples in Japan. Japan’s first permanent capital was established at Heijo (former name of Nara), in the year 710. The Buddhist temples of Nara became a serious threat to the government, as their influence and political ambitions …

Travel To Japan, Part 2 Kamakura

Travel To Japan, Part 2 Kamakura
Kamakura, Japan, is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, about an hour south of Tokyo. Kamakura became the political center of Japan in 1192, when Minamoto no Yoritomo chose the city as the seat for his new military government (the Kamakura Shogunate), which ruled Japan for over a century. After the decline of the Kamakura government in 1333, and the establishment of its successor in Kyoto, Kamakura remained for some time the political center of Eastern Japan. Kamakura was designated …

Buddhist Temple, Tam Bào Son Monastery, Canada

Buddhist Temple, Tam Bào Son Monastery, Canada
Tam Bao Son Monastery was established in 1990 after that the construction of the shrine of Buddha was launched. It includes a Buddhist temple and many places and statues. Tam Bao Son Monastery was established in honor of the four holy places of Buddha. - The garden of Lumbini, where Buddha was born. - Bodhgaya, where he reached the Enlightenment. - Sarnath (near Varanasi / Bénarès), where he dispensed his first lesson / sermon to five disciples (at Isipaptanagaya or …