Tag Archives: Higashiyama Mountains

Ginkaku-ji

Close by the Path of Philosophy was Ginkaku-ji (or the Silver Pavilion) constructed as a villa in 1482 for a shogun. After the shogun’s death the grounds at the base of Higashiyama Mountain Range were converted into a temple. Continue reading Ginkaku-ji

By Higashiyama-ku

I strolled the narrow streets and lanes by Kyoto’s Higashiyama Mountains amongst the crowd, surprised by the number of people, both men and women, in traditional dress. Continue reading By Higashiyama-ku