Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto④Little-known sakura spot "Hyakumanben Chionji Temple
It's mid-March and the days are getting longer.One of my recent pleasures is getting up early and going to see cherry blossoms on foot or by bicycle.On this day, I walked up and went to "Hyakumanben" where Imadegawa-dori Street and Higashioji-dori Street cross.I encountered early blooming cherry blossoms at "Hyakumanben Chionji Temple", which is also known as "Hyaku Manbun-san".The "Fujizakura" (Mamezakura) is planted beside the bell tower in the precincts.Entering from the west gate facing Higashioji-dori Street, you can see the "Okame Zakura" along the approach.When I enjoy cherry blossoms in the clear morning air, I feel like my heart is being purified.Someiyoshino, weeping cherry trees and mountain cherry trees bloom in the precincts in early April, and this is also something to look forward to.It has a campus of Kyoto University and is known as a town for students "Hyakumanben".Although located about a 10 minute walk to the east from Demachiyanagi, Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot that is only known to those in the know.Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple103 Tanaka Monzen-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City7 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi Station of Keihan Electric Railway or 2 minutes walk from Ichi bus stop 1 million henHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto②"Chotoku-ji Temple" in front of Demachiyanagi StationHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto③From Kamo-ohashi Bridge to Sanjo-ohashi Bridge
Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto③From Kamo-ohashi Bridge to Sanjo-ohashi Bridge
You can enjoy the early blooming Okame-zakura (okame cherry blossoms) and kanhibizakura that were introduced in "KYOTO CHISHIN" the other day.From Chotoku-ji Temple, go south along Kawabata-dori Street, and in the bank at the west end of Kamo-ohashi Bridge, Ibo-zakura is blooming.If you walk further south for about 30 minutes to Sanjo-ohashi Nishizume (the west end of Sanjo-ohashi Bridge), Kawazu-zakura will greet you.Kawazu-zakura was also blooming on Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge the other day.Even if it's the same variety, it's fun that the impression is different depending on the angle and time as well as the place to see.The Yajikita statue next to Kawazu-zakura is also waiting for the blooming of Shidarezakura right above.Shidarezakura and Someiyoshino cherry trees will be in full bloom in just a few weeks, along the Kamo-gawa River.We are planning to hold "KYOTO CHISHIN" for a while, so we hope you enjoy it.Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"Here is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto②"Chotoku-ji Temple" in front of Demachiyanagi Station
Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto②"Chotoku-ji Temple" in front of Demachiyanagi Station
It is close to Keihan Eiden Demachiyanagi Station and the cherry trees have already bloomed.It is Okame-zakura at "Chotoku-ji Temple" Kawabata-dori Street.The grounds are usually not open to the public, but you can see the cherry trees freely as they are planted in front of the temple gate.The dark pink color of the cherry tree, which shines in the blue and cloudy sky, stands out from a distance!It was close to the bus stop, and many people stopped to look at the beauty of cherry blossoms.In addition, the glass doors of the Jizo-do hall beside the Sanmon gate also reflect Okame-zakura (okame cherry blossoms), reflecting a unique scene.Okame-zakura is a hybrid of Kanhigan-zakura and Mame-zakura.It is said that the cherry tree was created by English cherry collector Ingram in 1949 and was born in England.The Okame cherry trees are also planted along the wall, and the contrast with the dark red Kanhizakura is splendid!I hope that the cherry blossoms which decorate the spring in Kyoto will make you feel cheerful again this year.Chotoku-ji Temple 34 -1 Tanaka Shimoyanagi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityA one-minute walk from Keihan Eiden Demachiyanagi Station, or a short walk from the city bus stop DemachiyanagiHere is for Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"
Early blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto①Many legends remain "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge"
The early blooming cherry blossoms mark the arrival of spring in Kyoto again this year.The "Ichijo Modori-bashi Bridge" crossing the Horikawa on Ichijo-dori Street is one of the first cherry blossom spots in Kyoto.The dark pink Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms are now at their best, pleasing the eyes of people crossing the bridge.The current bridge was built in 1995, but its history dates back to the time when Heian-kyo was built.It is a legendary bridge where various anecdotes are said to have been born from the fact that the area west of Horikawa was devastated at that time.It is also known as the place where WATANABE Tsuna, a military commander in the mid Heian period, exterminated an ogre disguised as a beautiful woman.The name of the bridge was derived from a funeral procession of Kiyoyuki MIYOSHI, a scholar of Chinese classics in the early Heian period, held in 918.When his son, Jozo, encounters the funeral procession of his father, Kiyoyuki, on the bridge, he grieves and sits on the coffin and prays, and Kiyoyuki is brought back to life temporarily!The miracle of their reunion led them to be called "return bridge" instead of "Tsuchimikado-bashi Bridge".The cherry blossoms in full bloom look like an arch when you look up from under the bridge.Today, it is a bridge that is built in seclusion, but the tradition that it should be avoided at the time of marriage or wedding remains.On the other hand, when you go on a trip, it seems to be good to cross this bridge.Ichijo Modori-bashi BridgeHorikawa Shimono-cho, Ichijo-dori Street, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityNear Ichijo Modori-bashi/Seimei-jinja Shrine bus stop
Best to visit in January! "Miyako Shichifukujin Meguri"
I encountered Shichifukujin at "Ebisu-bune Junko" of "Gion no Ebesan" which I introduced the other day.Even in "Miyako Shichifukujin Meguri" you can see the Seven Gods of Good Fortune!"Miyako Shichifukujin Meguri" literally means visiting 7 shrines and temples where "Miyako Shichifukujin" is enshrined.It is said that if you visit in the first month of the new year, the merit is especially great.In Kyoto, where the faith of Shichifukujin (Seven Deities of Good Fortune) is said to have started during the Muromachi period, Shichifukujin are familiar to us.Why don't you visit 7 shrines and temples in the city to receive good fortune?You can see "Ebisu no Kami" in "Miyako Shichifukujin" in "Kyoto Ebisu jinja Shrine"!Click here for "Gion no Ebesan" a seasonal tradition of Kyoto in the new year.
To "Otoyo jinja Shrine" to see rare "Koma Nezumi (Mouse)"
Half a month has already passed in the new year.For Kyoto which is surrounded by temples and shrines, the visit in January is special.What shrines are in the spotlight in Kyoto in 2020?That's right, "Otoyo jinja Shrine" stands along the Tesugaku no michi (Philosopher's Path).A rare "Koma Nezumi (Mouse)" is enshrined in this precinct.A mouse holding a drinking vessel and a mouse holding a scroll greet you!This year is the Year of the "Ne (Mouse)", and there will always be a long line of visitors!Ema and omikuji with a motif of a shrine rat are cute, so please check them out.
Ekiden is popular in Kyoto, the birthplace of Ekiden!
Ekiden is one of the features of the new year.Do you know that Sanjo Ohashi Bridge in Kyoto is the birthplace of Ekiden?Japan's first ekiden was "Tokaido Ekiden Road Relay Race" held in April 1917.Surprisingly, it was a race from Sanjo-ohashi Bridge in Kyoto to the front entrance of the exhibition in Ueno Shinobazu no ike Pond in Tokyo!We can see "Ekiden Monument" at the north end of the east foot of Sanjo-ohashi Bridge which was a starting point.It has a history of connecting tasuki for 3 days at a distance of about 514 km.Currently, Kyoto City is a sacred place for Ekiden, including the High School Ekiden in December, the Women's Ekiden in January, and the Wheelchair Ekiden in March.In February, the Daimonji Ekiden, an ekiden competition between Kyoto City elementary schools, is also a special feature of Miyakooji.The tasuki that has been passed down from generation to generation in its birthplace.Why don't you cheer for the players running through Reiwa's Miyakooji and remember those days?
A seasonal tradition of Kyoto in the New Year "Gion no Ebessan"
The Seven Gods of Good Fortune on the treasure ship that I wanted to see in my first dream is right in front of me!I waved my hands to the people along the street and asked them to share my blessings with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune who are smiling.At a shopping street on Shijo-dori Street, Fukumusume and others were seen giving away Fukuzasa bamboo grass.Fukuzasa bamboo grass is also presented in front of Ebisusha on January 9th and 10th.When I pick up Fukuzasa bamboo grass with my favorite lucky charms, I feel that the new year has come.I hope your business will be prosperous again this year!
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