Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shorenin Temple - Kyoto, Japan

I ended up going here really early in the morning before there was much people. I arrived before it opened and waited. Part of the Tendai Sect, it was one of the monzeki temples which had head priests that were associated with the Imperial Family. It is also known as the Awata Palace since at one point in time the palace was burned and this was used as a temporary palace.

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Lots of color on the grounds...

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This was taken right outside before entering when I was waiting for it to open.

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This is the Kachoden drawing room where you can sit inside and view...

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There was a nice pond with rocks and being feed by a stream...

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Lots of places to walk around inside, there were a few vendors selling crafts inside, I guess part of the special season...

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Thanks for looking!
info from japan-guide.com

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