Kiyomizu temple (10 September 2020)
I headed down to the Kiyomizu temple where large-scale renovation has been almost finished and temporally cover of main building has been removed recently, from the golden pavilion in Rokuon-ji temple.
Visitors climbs up to the main building (overhanging stage) on middle of mountainside of Mt. Otowa through Nio-mon (Deva gate) (left side) or Sai-mon (west gate) besides three-story Pagoda.
Nio-mon (Deva gate) (left side) and Sai-mon (west gate) and Three-story Pagoda
I was able to look at beautiful renovated cypress bark roof on the building, but repairing floor woods on the famous stage is still undergoing then it will be next spring all scaffolds removed.
Famous overhanging Hinoki (Japanese cypress) stage was allowed to step out partly because of renovation work.
It is still covered on and under the stage by ongoing repair work, but main building’s cypress bark roof renovation was recently finished
Koyasu pagoda It is dedicated to Koyasu Kannon, a goddess who grants safe delivery of children. It is located on a small hill right across the temple’s main hall.
Overview of the main buildings from Koayasu Kannon
Entrance of Jishu Jinja Shrine, Deity of love and relationships (En-musubi).
Otowa no taki (Otowa Waterfall) where visitors used to catch pure water, named “Konjiki-sui” (golden water) or “Enmei-sui” (life-prolonging water) with ladles and pray for purification, but currently using ladles is prohibited for avoiding new coronavirus.
It is necessary of maintenance work keeping historical beautiful scene so I has good chance to take such on-going renovation pictures of popular temples.
Kinkaku, Golden Pavilion (10 September 2020)
When I arrived at the entrance to the golden pavilion in Rokuon-ji temple I was told that the pavilion was covered by scaffolds to renew wood shingle roof. This repair work has started from the beginning of September and will continue to December.
It was a little bit regrettable not to take beautiful picture but I changed my mind it was good chance to see rare scene of the covered pavilion.
It was just started renovation work so a little bit visible inside through the scaffolds.
Pictures standing at the best picturing spot may be for memory snapshot
The pond of Kyoko-chi, The scene from the pavilion looks a little bit lonely.
I strolled in the garden of temple with very few visitors.
Hojo, the head priest’s former living quarters
Anmintaku is a pond surrounded by deep forest. As it does not dry up even during droughts, it has been used as a place to pray for rain. The small islet inside the pond holds a five-ringed stone pagoda known as Hakuja-cho, or White Snake Mound
Fudo-do The principal image of the temple is a stone statue built by Kobo Daishi of Fudo Myo-o (Skt. Acala)
A cute shape of charm selling hut
Asakusa (21 03 2020) Vernal Equinox Day
Cherry on banks of Sumida river just start blooming
Many visitors stroll under the cherries
Cherry blossom and Tokyo sky-tree
In Sensouji temple (Asakusa), beautiful cherries attract many visitors
Yanaka (29 02 2020)
At an edge of Yanaka cemetery, Tennoji is located.
This temple is famous of sitting Amithaba Buddha statue.
In the premises, it used to have a five stories pagoda, but it was burned put in 1957
It was also famous as Tennouji lottery in Edo period, but currently very tranquil temple.
The temple is near Yanaka street, casual shopping street, pouplar Yuyake-dandan, sunset steps.
Zojyouji, Kyu Shibarikyu and Hamarikyu garden (Jan 20 2020)
Start from Zojyouji temple
Zojyouji temple main building and Tokyo tower
From Sangedatsumon (three spirutual gate) to street outside
Shiba Toshogu Shrine
Kyu Shiba Rikyu garden
Pine with Snow hanging
Pond and skyscrapers
A couple taking photo for wedding
Then visit KYu Hama-rikyu garden
Tea house of hawk Taka no ocyaya
Gardener caring pine tree
Inokashira park and Kichijyoji (Jan 12 2020)
Start from a gate of Inokashira park
A symbol of park: central pond
Inokashira Benzaiten, Saraswati
Visit Kichijyouji area after Inokashira park
Kawasaki Daishi temple (Jan 05 2020)
Main building of Kawasaki daishi
Hamarikyu to Asakusa (Jan 04 2020)
Start from gate of Hamarikyu garden
Gate of Hamarikyu garden (Entrance fee: ¥300)
(decoration of Happy new year)
Three hundred year’s pine
Pine/Bamboo/Japanese Apricot (松竹梅）(Syo-Chiku-Bai)
A tidal pond of Hama-rikyu garden
A water bus from Hamarikyu to Asakusa (JPY 800 one-way)
View of Hamarikyu garden from Shumida river
Tokyo skytree and Asahi-Beer-tower
Go into Senso-ji through Kaminarimon gate
Red lantern of Kaminarimon gate
Nakamise shopping street
Five-storied pagoda and Tokyo Skytree
Main building of Sensoji