Shoren-in temple (青蓮院)

The Shoren-in temple is quite discreet compared to its bigger neighbour Chion-in. It certainly feels more secluded, and therefore at the same time, more peaceful. Two walking paths are available, one through the garden with shoes on and one through the building without any shoes as per the Japanese tradition. One can get a glimpse of Kyoto and a great overview of the temple Shoren-in temple, from the uphill section of the garden.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Awataguchi Sanjōbōchō
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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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