Japan Trip Oct 9-Nov 3,2015 : Kyoto Second Day April 8

Japan Trip Oct 9-Nov 3,2015 : Kyoto Second Day April 8

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Places Of Interest
1.Nishi Honganji Temple

Built By Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Built By Hideyoshi Toyotomi

In  vsiisted this temple in morning around 8 AM when the temple just open.seeing the almost same stlye people sometime wrong in pointing between Nishi Honganji temple and Higashi Honganji temple.but Nishi Honganji was built earlier under order Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1591
How To Get There
I took bus from front of Kazariya Guesthouse to Kyoto station from there I Walked

2.Nijo Castle

Was Built By Tokugawa Leyasu and Was Enlarged By his grandson
Was Built By Tokugawa Leyasu and Was Enlarged By his grandson

This is my second place to visit Nijo castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Leyasu later was enlarged by his grandson Tokugawa Iemitsu.after the fall of Tokugawa government This Castle made into historical site.this castle also including in UNESCO Cultural heritage/
How To Get There
From Nishi Honganji Castle I took bus to here

3.Kyoto Palace

it was used to the residence for Emperor of Japan
it was used to the residence for Emperor of Japan

Before the capital moved to Tokyo in 1868 Kyoto palace is the residence of Emperor of Japan.quite different with Imperial palace in Japan which always open for tourists.when I went there the palace is closed only if we have had made permit to visit we can enter the palace.to get the permit we must register in Kytoto palace website many days before.
How To Get There
Just take bus from Nijo castle to this place

4.Daigoji Temple

beautiful temple out of the city
beautiful temple out of the city

This is quite big Temple complex first  I passed sonbon (the former residence of High priest) then to Shimo daigo where we will see main hall  and 5 tiered pagoda in the back is kami daigo.This temple quite far from the city
How To Get There
Imadegawa-by Kyoto city subway karasumi Line for TAKEDA about 3 minute to Karasumaoike station-then take Kyoto city subway Tozai Line for Rokujizo about 22 minute total cost 320 yen
Arrived at Daigo station I took bus cost 200 Yen

5.Yasaka shrine

close with Gion Corner
close with Gion Corner

The last temple for tioday is Yasaka shrine.this old city have famous festival every July name Gion Festival which attract tourist and locals.from this temple we easily to Gion district where if lucky we can meet Geisha and Higayashima district.
How To Get There
From Daigoji Temple I took bus to Kyoto station hen from there I took bus no 100 about 20 minutes and stop at Gion Bus Stop from here we can see Yasaka Shrine and Gion district

6.Gion Corner
Geisha Performance at Gion Corner
Geisha Performance at Gion Corner
The best time to visit gion district  is at evening at 5 PM-9 PM if lucky we can meet Geisha who is walking to their working place.gion district is busy district it is filled with shops,restaurants and ochaya (tea house),for tourists who want interested in seeing geisha.they can see them in Ochaya.where they will perform Japanese Traditional dance and chit chat with the guests but the price is quite expensive
If you want to see Tea ceremony,Geisha Performance,Bunraku in one place you can go to Gion Corner
How To Get There
Gion District is close with Gion Bus stop and Gion Shijo Train station
Staying
Qion Ryokan Q-Beh
Washio-Cho-Higayashima-Ku Kyoto
Phone : +81-755417771
Fax : +81-752045326
Cost : 3000 Yen/night
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