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Kawai Shrine - Kyoto

Located in 59 Shimogamo Izumigawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Kawai Shrine   ( 河合神社 ) also called Kawai Jinja is one of the hundreds of shrines found in the old capital of Japan. Kawai Shrine   ( 河合神社 )  also called  Kawai Jinja Kawai Shrine Details What makes Kawai Shrine unique from the other shrines in Kyoto City is the fact that it "specializes" in the aesthetic needs of its pilgrims. What I mean by that is, pilgrims would visit Kawai Shrine to pray for beauty. Hence its English name Beauty Shrine .  Look for this torii gate on your left side when you're going to Shimogamo Shrine . The entrance to the shrine is just a few steps away from the torii gate You have to enter here to get to Kawai Shrine You have to buy the hand mirror-shaped ema to decorate Then place it in the ema rack Kifune Shrine Rokusha or the house of the Kami  The Kagaraden The Kagaraden and the shrine Kawai Shrine Kawai Shrine is f

Kamogawa - Kyoto

Located in Kyoto Prefecture in Japan , Kamogawa ( 鴨川 ) a nd its scenic riverbanks in Kyoto City is a popular destination for restaurant seekers and dating couples. Kamogawa   ( 鴨川 ) Kamogawa Details Kamogawa or Kamo River whose kanji compound ( 鴨川 )   means ( 鴨 ) wild duck and ( 川 ) river stretches for 3 kilometers from its source which are Mount Sajikigatake and the other mountains near it. A theory suggests that the river was actually diverted about a kilometer east from its former course to its present course during the establishment of the Heian Capital  (present-day Kyoto City). It was due to the belief that a river flowing through the capital symbolizes the disunity of the nation. Kamogawa River - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Are you ready for some adventure? Kamo-Ohashi , one of the several bridges the crosses Kamogawa Jump!!! Throughout history, Kamogawa often threatened the ancient capital with floods during times of heavy rains. Emperor Shirakawa

Japan Diaries 2: Day 7

Day 7 May 23, 2018 Kyoto Adventure (Day 4) Greetings from Kyoto City, it's already our fourth day here in this awesome city and sadly, it's our last full day here too.  According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), today is going to be rainy, and true enough it was. It is nice to note that the weather forecast system here in Japan can really be trusted. A confusing day for a first-timer... Taking the subway from Kujo Station to Imadegawa Station Just arrived at Imadegawa Station Anyway, despite the weather, we decided to push through with our 4th-Day  Kyoto City itinerary. Our first destination for today is the Kyoto Imperial Palace Grounds . To reach it, we rode Kyoto's subway system for the first time. From Kujo Station , which was the nearest to our place, it only took 12 minutes to reach Imadegawa Station which is the nearest station to the palace grounds. As usual, the transportation system was very efficient. My only concern about the sai

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