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Mikane Shrine

God of MONEY Mikane Shrine is a very very small shrine located north of Nishinotoin St. near Oike St. It is not spectacular nor gorgeous at all as a sightseeing spot, but I do like this shrine because of its miraculous power to make prayers’ wishes come true. And vast majority of the wishes granted …

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Shoren-in Temple

Hidden Gem in Higashiyama Ward This is a really quiet temple in Higashiyama Ward, one of the busiest areas in Kyoto. Most of the visitors to Higashiyama Ward usually pick highly popular temples introduced in travel guidebooks, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, etc. But what you see in such popular places are “huge crowds of …

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Zuisenji Temple


Witness of a Sad History History of Zuisenji Temple is really tragic and can depress those who visit there. Enshrined in the temple are Hidetsugu Toyotomi (imperial regent) and his family who died sad deaths. In late Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568 – 1600), Hideyoshi Toyotomi was the ruler of Japan. He had an absolute power ruling …