Kyoto: Fall Colors at Tōfuku-ji 京都東福寺紅葉

Lots of people claim that Tōfuku-ji is the best destination for fall colors in Kyoto. It is a popular autumn attraction for not just foreigners but Japanese as well.

很多人說東福寺是京都紅葉第一名所,不止觀光客多,日本人也超多。

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Kyoto: Colorful Temple and Food Porn 京都:彩色布猴子八坂庚申堂和神級蛋包飯

After strolling through the historical Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka area and grabbing iconic shots of the Yasaka Pagoda, we kept walking down Yasaka Dori. One of the highlights of this day trip popped up on our left — the very colorful temple, Yasaka Kōshin-dō. It is one of the most instagrammable places in Kyoto.

去過清水寺、走過產寧坂和二年坂、又拍完八坂塔之後,繼續沿著松原通往下走,左手邊就是本日行程重點之一、Instagram熱門打卡景點八坂庚申堂 (Yasaka Kōshin-dō)。

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Kyoto: Strolling through the Historical Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka 清水寺坂坂區散步地圖

If you only had one day in Kyoto, the perfect itinerary would have to include a stroll through the historic districts of Higashiyama (東山). Start the day by paying a visit to Kiyomizu-dera where there is a 13-meter (43-foot) wooden temple constructed in the early 17th century without a single nail. Then walk through charming alleys of Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka where you can find a wide range of iconic Kyoto dishes and souvenirs. Along the way there are lots of temples with distinct features. And wrap up this day in Gion where the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” was shot.

最能夠代表京都的行程大概就是東山區清水寺一帶的老街。一早先去沒用半根釘子的木造清水舞台,然後往產寧坂和二年坂一路散步,挑幾個寺廟進去逛,最後到祇園花見小路看看會不會運氣很好看到藝妓。

 

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Nara Travel Tips: World Heritage Landmarks and Soothing Deer 奈良療癒小鹿一日散策

Nara (奈良) was the highlight of my trip to Japan in November. It was so relaxing and decompressing. I melted when I saw those deer. Nara is a must-see if you are ever visiting Osaka or Kyoto. he city is very relaxed. You could stroll through a huge public park that is home to over a thousand charming deer and some of Japan’s oldest temples and shrines that were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

You could do a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto and focus on the Nara Park for a few World Heritage sites, chill with the deer, and visit this neighborhood of traditional townhouses in Naramachi (奈良町). Staying in Nara for a night or two will allow you to visit the deer and shrines early in the morning, see more World Heritage sites, and enjoy more iconic Nara dishes.

十一月的京阪奈之旅,奈良的療癒小鹿完全勝出,超級紓壓。一日散策可以走遍奈良公園的三個世界遺產古蹟再加上午餐和奈良町的老房子散步,也可以玩個兩三天,多拜訪幾個古蹟,還可以一大清早或傍晚到若草山一帶。

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Must-Eat Snacks and Iconic Souvenir in Old Town Nara 奈良町必吃甜點和文青散步

We spent the morning hanging out with deer at two World Heritage status sites — Tōdai-ji and Kasuga-taisha. Then the afternoon was filled with delicious food and leisurely strolls in cute souvenir shops and charming neighborhoods.

在奈良的早上在奈良公園、東大寺和春日大社看小鹿看得心花怒放,下午的行程是奈良必吃美食、文青紀念品店和懷舊老房子住宅區散步。

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Thousands of Lanterns at Kasuga-taisha in Nara 奈良春日大社

After visiting Tōdai-ji, the superfluous Buddhist temple that made a mark in the political system from the 8th century, we strolled through the Nara Park and walked along a forest path lined with stone lanterns to get to the main hall of Kasuga-taisha.

去過超浮誇東大寺之後,我們穿過奈良公園,沿著鄰近若草山原始林的參拜道來到有上千個燈籠的春日大社。

 

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Nara’s Tōdai-ji: Temple and State as One 奈良的政治機器東大寺

The history of Nara is full of fascinating power struggle that started in the 8th century. Tōdai-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple which marks that period of Japan, and the temple was awarded one of the eight World Heritage historical sites in Nara. To make visiting this landmark even more interesting, the way to Tōdai-ji through Nara Park is packed with deer that will chill with you as long as you are being non-intrusive and respectful.

奈良的歷史充滿古老年代的政治鬥爭,東大寺紀錄了那個年代的日本歷史,是奈良世界遺產的八個歷史遺址之一,拜訪東大寺不只是看耐人尋味的歷史,穿過奈良公園到東大寺的路上還可以一路看小鹿

 

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