Traveling is both escape and search to see what there is to see; to live in another’s world. And sometimes – when we are lucky – to understand exactly what the human being is capable of. The Golden Temple in Kyoto shows us human potential. Kinkaku-ji is one of the transcendental places on the planet; where the bar for your understanding of human capability… Read More
We know eventually one gets “templed-out” in Kyoto, Japan; so we recommend to head to Tenryū-ji temple kyoto earlier in your stay. Its beautiful elements are beset seen before teh over the top Golden Temple at Kinkaku-ji or the sheer scale of Kyomizu Dera!
Located a 15 minute walk from Tenryūji Temple, on the slopes of Mount Ogura, at the end of the famous Arashiyama Tenryū-ji Bamboo Forest , is hidden this most beautiful place; Okochi Sanso. The former home and garden of the actor Denjirō Ōkōchi (1898–1962) the villa became public after his death in 1962. After all Kyoto’s palaces and temples, one could really feel the personal love that Okochi Sanso put into his own home.
The kenroku-en japanese garden is the type of place that words cannot due justice. Once again, we recommended day and evening visit. During the day there is a very cute tea house constructed in 1725 and at night, the lights are simply … sublime.