Tour-guide

Nara:

1) Temple and Shrine: Temple Tou-dai-ji (Photo: Deva King at the Gate of Great Buddha Hall), Temple Kou-fuku-ji , Shrine Kasuga-tai-sha , Temple Gan-goh-ji, Temple Tou-shou-dai-ji, Temple Yaku-shi-ji

2) Museum: Nara National Museum (specialized in Buddha statues), Prefectural Art Museum, Museum of calligraphy in honor of calligrapher Kason Sugioka, Nei-raku Museum, Tou-dai-ji Museum

3) Culture Experience: Nara Craft Museum (craft exhibition)>>Nara carbon ink (calligraphy Experience at Kobai-en)>>Writing-Brush Store Tanaka)>>Nara-Ittou-Bori (carving experience at Store Ura-Hiroshi-en), Photo: Chinese characters written in carbon ink, implying NA-RA, courtesy of Kobai-en.


Kyoto:

1) Temple Rokuou-In in Shimo-Saga is the origin temple for Temple Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Temple). One can observe a name plate written by Tycoon Yoshimitsu Ashikaga , who established the temple in 1380.


2) Mu-ra-sa-ki Shiki-bu who wrote a famous novel " Genji-Mono-Gatari" in 10th century. She was a talented woman: She learned Chinese poetry faster than her elder brother while her father was teaching it to him. Her statue and memorial tower (built in 1386) are observed at Temple Cen-bon-En-ma-Dou ( located at Senbondori-Rozan-ji). She is sleeping at Horikawa-Kita-Ohji sagaru; a gravekeeper is working on his duty every day.

3) River Kamo: Apart from histric stories on this river, many couples sit down in the sandbank in spring to enjoy watching cherry blossoms of the opposie shore bank. In summer people take dinners catching cooling breezes on the wood floor extended over the river. There are wall-to-wall restaurans on the the right bank.








Revised Dec. 31, 2018

Set-up Dec. 21, 2018

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