Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!
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Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera & Gion [Kyoto]

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More small torii gates…


Exhausted from the uphill walk… and Vance wanted to go further!!! *faints*


Tea houses in the middle of the trail…


Foxes are regarded as messengers and are often found in Inari shrines
 One attribute is a key (for the rice granary) in their mouths.


There’s various souvenir shops located at the base of a mountain…
Clue : Things are cheaper in shops further away from the temple…


Vance was tempted to buy 1 of the small Torii gates home…
But he aborted the idea as he has too many transformers at home…
Vance: ?!?!?




Had lunch in one restaurant located at the base of a mountain…
It’s family operated by a man with his mum…


Cold soba in the summer, it’s popular when the heat turns unbearable …. Cooling!


Take bus number 100 or 206 and
get off at Kiyomizu-michi or Gojo-zaka,
from where it is a 10-15 minute uphill walk to the temple.
On our way to Kiyomizudera… Look at the number of visitors heading for the temple…


Entrance of Kiyomizudera…



 


Kiyomizudera ("Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan.
It was founded in 780 and remains associated with the Hosso sect,
one of the oldest sects within Japanese Buddhism.
In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.


Admission Cost : JPY300 (S$3.90)


The Main Hall (Hondo), built in the "stage" style, is noted
for its beautiful background scenery which changes with the four seasons
- including the cherry blossoms and greenery of spring,
and the leaves of autumn. Built atop a precipice, the main hall,
which is a National Treasure, is famous as the "Kiyomizu Stage"
- affording a magnificent view of the city below.
The temple precincts contain fifteen buildings designated as
Important Cultural Properties, including the inner Temple (Okunoin),
Amida Buddha Hall (Amidado), and the three-tiered pagoda.


Pose pose…



This temple is very crowed as compared to Kinkakuji and Fushimi Inari Shrine…
Vance: Hint: There's less climbing here!


Pails and pails of water… as a preventive measure against fire… that’s primitive!
Vance: Ades mosquitos?


Donations to the temple… donors from all corners of the world…


Write your troubles on the paper and throw the paper into water…
they will dissolve into the water…


Love stone game… Successfully walking from one to the other rock
with your eyes closed is said to bring luck in your love live...


Japanese students having fun with the love stones…


Hey, Foxy can be found here too…

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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008) 

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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera & Gion [Kyoto]

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