人気ブログランキング |

Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

カテゴリ:Kyoto( 15 )

Ohta Shrine in Kamigamo, Kyoto

e0046748_13583287.jpg

Ohta Jinja (Shrine) is now like a branch shrine of Kamigamo Shrine.

e0046748_13585717.jpg

It is not sure when it was started, but it is sure that Ohta Shrine is older than Kamigamo Shrine.

e0046748_13592531.jpg

I like a small shrine where it is not crowded, like this shrine.

e0046748_13594959.jpg


There is a famous iris field. It must be beautiful in late spring.
e0046748_1401115.jpg



by berry-raspberry | 2010-12-07 14:04 | Kyoto | Comments(0)
e0046748_17413797.jpg

Azekura is an Italian restaurant in Kamigamo.

e0046748_1742454.jpg


This building used to be a sake brewery. It has a sugidama, a bowl made of cedar leaves, which announces newly-made sake is in store.
e0046748_17422910.jpg



We didn’t have lunch here but they were kind enough to let us walk around their garden.
e0046748_1743717.jpg
e0046748_174319100.jpg

e0046748_17434466.jpg



e0046748_17442147.jpg

On this stage, there is a bungalow.
e0046748_1745227.jpg

It has a nice view of Kamigamo.
e0046748_17453154.jpg


They have another old Japanese house, which is used mainly for wedding receptions.
e0046748_1750042.jpg



by berry-raspberry | 2010-12-04 17:53 | Kyoto | Comments(0)
e0046748_18251612.jpg

A friend of mine and I had lunch at a restaurant, Kirakira Hikaru. It is located beside Kamo River, and you can enjoy the view from the second floor.
e0046748_18253864.jpg


Started with appetizer,
e0046748_1826057.jpg



Three kinds of sashimi,
e0046748_18262576.jpg



Tofu (yudofu), fish, and shiitake mashroom in a bowl,
e0046748_18264833.jpg



Tempura, my favorite.
e0046748_1827958.jpg


Rice was also served.
Coffee was served after the meal.


by berry-raspberry | 2010-12-01 18:35 | Kyoto | Comments(0)

The town of Kamigamo in Kyoto

The town of Kamigamo, where Kamigamo Shrine is, is located in the northern part of Kyoto City. Kamo Clan used to live around here before Kyoto became the capital in 794 A.D.
e0046748_17345875.jpg


The city of Kyoto did not get damaged by World War II, so a beautiful old atmosphere is still remained.
e0046748_17352360.jpg

e0046748_17354799.jpg



A stream is running through the town.
e0046748_1734664.jpg



And Kamo River, in Japanese, Kamogawa. “Kami” means upper, northern, so this area is upper or northern Kamo River area.
e0046748_17365047.jpg

e0046748_1737862.jpg

by berry-raspberry | 2010-12-01 17:40 | Kyoto | Comments(0)
It is nice to walk around Kyoto because the colors of the leaves are beautiful in autumn.
e0046748_12355273.jpg


I went to Kamigamo Shrine, which is registered as World Heritage by UNESCO.
This shrine started in 678 A.D., and is said it is ranked as the second of all shrines, next to Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

There are always a lot of worshipers and visitors,
e0046748_12361513.jpg


and it is an extremely popular place for wedding. One of the priests said there were nine weddings on this day.
e0046748_12365167.jpg



Look at the autumn leaves of Japanese maple trees, momiji.
e0046748_12372745.jpg
e0046748_12374215.jpg
e0046748_12375654.jpg
e0046748_1238585.jpg
e0046748_12381386.jpg


Brilliant!


by berry-raspberry | 2010-11-27 12:46 | Kyoto | Comments(0)