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We visited Jonan-gu Shrine, walked past Mausoleum of Emperor Shirakawa, and arrived at Anrakuju-in Temple. The temple taught me most of the information on the Ancient Toba area.
On our way back to Osaka, to take advantage of changing trains from Kintetsu Line to Keihan...More
The place now Anrakujuin stands used to be the imperial palace of retired Eperor Shirakawa, who began Insei. The temple itself is not really interesting, but the mausoleums of Emperor Konoe and Toba are nearby. If you are interested in Japanese medieval history, it might...More
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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.