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Riche de plus de 2 000 temples, Kyoto est inscrite au Patrimoine Mondial par l’UNESCO. Visite du Château de Nijo, « le Nijo-jo », résidence du célèbre Shogun Tokugawa, et ses magnifiques jardins. Déjeuner en cours de visite dans un restaurant local. Continuation avec le Pavillon d’Or, ou « Kinkaku-ji », l’une des visites les plus inoubliables d’un séjour à Kyoto. Puis le temple Ryoan-ji, qui abrite le plus célèbre jardin zen.

Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

Is that a Shinto priest.

Snow in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan - but I wasn't there in winter.

Samurai Parade | Shunki Reitaisai, the Nikko Spring Festival. The highlight of Nikko's Grand Festival of Spring is a Samurai procession honouring Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan's first Shogun, who was buried at Toshogu Shrine in 1617. Over 1000 men, lion dancers, musicians and Shinto priests take part. The procession escorts sacred portable shrines through the streets of Nikko in a re-enactment of the famous Shogun's burial procession, known as Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu.

Samurai Parade, Nikko Spring Festival, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan Travel and Photography from around the world.

Shimogamo shrine in snow, Kyoto, Japan!

Shimogamo shrine in snow, Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

Priests lined up for Kinen-sai event at Ise Jingu Shrine, Japan: Kinen-sai is annual prayer service for a good crop.

Shinto priests lined up for Kinen-sai event at Ise Jingu Shrine, Japan: Kinen-sai is annual prayer service for a good crop.

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan | Torii perspective | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Torii gates at Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan 伏見稲荷 京都 I'd like to visit this shrine! It's the place with the many torii gates, if I'm not wrong

Hiroshima umbrellas - floating on the river used by the victims to cool their burns.

~~hiroshima umbrellas ~ umbrellas floating peacefully on the river to honor the victims of hiroshima by manthatcooks~~

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