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2019 autumn - kumano kodo unesco world heritage autumn tour - october 2019

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2019 autumn - kumano kodo unesco world heritage autumn tour - october 2019

  1. 1. Welcome to the Sacred Mountains & Beyond UNESCO World Heritage Autumn Tour 8th November – 22nd November 2019 Photographs: Courtesy of Keith Craig, Ian Ferguson, Dale Holmes & Jan Hutton © Kiku Consulting 2018 – All photos are copyright
  2. 2. Tokyo Sky Tree and Asahi Head Office with the “Golden Flame” © ©
  3. 3. Hozomon Gate – Entrance to Sensoji Temple – Asakusa - Tokyo
  4. 4. Jizu Statues at Zojoji - Tokyo
  5. 5. Autumn is Chrysanthemum time
  6. 6. Beautiful Chrysanthemum
  7. 7. Food Vendor at Ameyocho Markets - Tokyo
  8. 8. Beautiful wedding at Meiji Shrine….Tokyo
  9. 9. Cleaners waiting to board Shinkansen - Tokyo
  10. 10. Mt.Fuji taken from the Shinkansen
  11. 11. Matsumae Ryokan – Nara
  12. 12. UNESCO World Heritage Todaiji Temple - housing the Great Buddha - Nara
  13. 13. The Great Buddha Of Nara – his open hand is as tall as a human being
  14. 14. Cable car to Koyasan.
  15. 15. Entrance grounds of Eko-In Temple – our Temple Stay in Koyasan
  16. 16. Room at Eko-In Temple - Koyasan
  17. 17. Goma Fire Ritual – Eko-in Temple in Koyasan
  18. 18. Stunning Autumn Leaves - Koyasan
  19. 19. Garan Complex - Koyasan
  20. 20. Autumn colours – Okunoin Cemetary – Koyasan`
  21. 21. Autumn colours – Okunoin Cemetary - Koyasan
  22. 22. The largest sand garden in Japan - in the grounds of Kongobuji Temple Koyasan
  23. 23. Walking the Nakahechi trail – Kumano Kodo
  24. 24. Our wonderful Guide “Shu san”.` Looks as though he is calling the Gods of Kumano
  25. 25. “Forest Bathing” along the Nakahechi Trail – Kumano Kodo
  26. 26. Wildflowers at Takahara
  27. 27. “Takahara“– In the beautiful Kii Mountains
  28. 28. Mrs. Ryujin – 29th Generation Owner of Kamigoten Ryokan – Ryujin Onsen
  29. 29. Kamigoten Ryokan – Ryujin Onsen – Dining Room.
  30. 30. Outdoor Onsen – Kamigoten Ryokan – Ryujin Onsen
  31. 31. Our wonderful guide “Tsu” with local ladies – Kumano Nachi Taisha
  32. 32. “Seigantoji “ - A Tendai Buddhist Temple with Nachi Falls in the background
  33. 33. Jet boats waiting for passengers……..
  34. 34. The Kumano Hayatama Taishi – One of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano – UNESCO World Heritage Sacred Sites & Pilgrimage routes of the Kii Peninsula
  35. 35. “Temple Maiden” at Hayatama Grand Shrine…one of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano.
  36. 36. The Largest Torii Shrine Gate in the world – Oyunohara - Kumano Kodo
  37. 37. Taiko Drumming Kawayu Onsen
  38. 38. Fish markets at Kii- Katsuura
  39. 39. Resting the feet in a wonderful “foot spa” at Shirahama
  40. 40. Beautiful Shirahama
  41. 41. “Tea with Maiko (Apprentice Geiko) - Kyoto
  42. 42. Autumn colours – Gardens of Ryoanji - Kyoto
  43. 43. Kiyomizu-dera …… Kyoto
  44. 44. Some of the thousands of Senbon Torii gates which lead to sacred Mount Inari
  45. 45. Gardens at Heian Jingu Shrine - Kyoto
  46. 46. Intricate detail on the Karamon Gate – Entrance to Nijo Castle - Kyoto
  47. 47. Artisan painting silk at Nishijin Textiles - Kyoto
  48. 48. Sand Garden at UNESCO World Heritage Ginkakuji Temple - Kyoto
  49. 49. SAYONARA

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