Officially called Risshakuji (temple of standing stones), the training ground for monks of the Tendai sect was founded here over eleven centuries ago.
Being exposed to Buddhism in Japan has certainly opened my eyes to just how religiously observant Japanese people actually are.
Did you know the differences between a shrine and a temple in Japan? There are some unique observable feature that can help you find the differences.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto is a must-see for anyone visiting Japan, but there exists other beautiful temples the Higashiyama area nearby.
Late November marks the beginning of fall colors in western Japan, and there is no better place to enjoy them than Kyoto. This three-hour walking tour guides you through the city’s northeast Sakyo ward without paying any entrance fees.