Chion-in temple (知恩院)

The Chion-in temple is located very close to the Yasaka Shrine. It is a very large temple with a lot trees and splendid architecture. I really liked the feeling of peace emanating for the temple. Slightly uphill from the temple are some cemeteries which offer a great view of the temple and some parts of Kyoto from above.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Rinkachō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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