Nanzenji temple

Nanzen-ji is a Buddhist temple of Kyoto that was established in 1291 by the emperor Kameyama on the site of his retirement palace. It is particularly known for its massive gate and the aqueduct that was built in the nineteenth century to bring fresh water from lake Biwa. The Nanzen-ji temble grounds includes many sub-temples featuring beautiful gardens.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Nanzenji Fukuchichō
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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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