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2019 sacred mountains beyond UNESCO world heritage cherry blossom tour

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2019 sacred mountains beyond UNESCO world heritage cherry blossom tour

  1. 1. 5Welcome to our “Sacred Mountains & Beyond “ UNESCO World Heritage Cherry Blossom Tour 24th March – 7th April 2019 © Kiku Consulting 2017 Photos courtesy of Jan Hutton, Linda Hansbauer,Ian Ferguson, Garry Honour, Jeff Stirling, Keith Craig,.
  2. 2. Cherry Blossoms Over Statue – Zojoji Temple Tokyo
  3. 3. Hozomon Gate – Asakusa Tokyo Hozomon Gate – Entrance to Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo
  4. 4. “Cup of Tea Balconies “ Kappabashi – Tokyo
  5. 5. Tokyo Sky Tree and Head Office of Asahi Beer
  6. 6. Any child’s delight – old fashioned Lolly Shop – Shibamata - Tokyo
  7. 7. Matsumae Ryokan - Nara
  8. 8. Musical evening at Matsumae Ryokan - Nara
  9. 9. Todaiji Temple – Nara
  10. 10. Deer at Nara Park.
  11. 11. Cable Car to Koyasan
  12. 12. Entrance to the Eko-in Temple (over 1000’s years old) - Koyasan
  13. 13. Konpon Daito Pagoda Located in The Garan Complex Koyasan
  14. 14. Fire Ceremony – Eko-inTemple Koyasan
  15. 15. Buddhist Monks at Okunoin - Koyasan
  16. 16. Okunoin Cemetary - Koyasan
  17. 17. Okunoin - Koyasan
  18. 18. Mrs. Ryujin – 29th Generation Owner of Kamigoten Ryokan – Ryujin Onsen
  19. 19. Kamigoten Ryokan – Ryujin Onsen – Dining Room.
  20. 20. “Tsu Hideji” Our wonderful Guide on the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo
  21. 21. Kumano Kodo Walking Trail
  22. 22. Kumano Kodo Trail Signage
  23. 23. View of the Kii Mountains from Takahara
  24. 24. Wild Cherry trees – walking the Kumano Kodo
  25. 25. Taiko Drumming Kawayu Onsen
  26. 26. How do you like your eggs? hard, medium or soft ???? UNESCO World Heritage Yunomine Onsen
  27. 27. Entrance to Kumano Hayatama Taisha One of the “Three Grand Shrines of Kumano”
  28. 28. Kumano Hongu Taisha – One of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano – UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Sanzen
  29. 29. One of the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano – Kumano Sanzen Kumano Nachi Taisha
  30. 30. Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi Waterfall -
  31. 31. Jet Boat on the Kitayama River – a tributary of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Pilgrimage Waterway “Kumano –gawa”
  32. 32. Oyunohara - the largest Torii Gate in Japan
  33. 33. “Turtle” Boat – Transport from Kii-Katsuura to Urashima Hotel
  34. 34. Urashima Hotel – Kii-Katsuura.
  35. 35. A happy group of travellers enjoying the Urashima Hotel – Kii Katsuura
  36. 36. Bokhido “Cave Bath” at Hotel Urashima – Kii Katsuura.
  37. 37. Fish Markets – Kii Katsuura
  38. 38. Enjoying a relaxing “foot bath” at Shirahama Beach
  39. 39. Karamon Gate – Entrance to UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle – Kyoto
  40. 40. Intricate detail on the Karamon Gate – Entrance to Nijo Castle - Kyoto
  41. 41. Some of the thousands of Senbon Torii gates which lead to sacred Mount Inari
  42. 42. “Kitsune” or Fox – they are the Gods of Harvest – Fushimi- Inari - Kyoto
  43. 43. Kinkaku-ji – “The Golden Pavilion” – UNESCO World Heritage - Kyoto
  44. 44. “Sea of Silver Sand” Garden – UNESCO World Heritage Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion) Kyoto.
  45. 45. Torii Gate – On the approach to the Heian Jingu Shrine - Kyoto
  46. 46. Strolling under the Cherry Blossoms on the Path of Philosophy – Kyoto
  47. 47. Artisan painting silk at Nishijin Textiles - Kyoto
  48. 48. Weeping Cherry Tree - Kyoto
  49. 49. Cherry Blossoms in full bloom - Kyoto
  50. 50. Restaurant along the Path of Pihilosophy - Kyoto
  51. 51. Not only Cherry Blossoms But also Magnolia in full Bloom - Kyoto
  52. 52. Three storied Pagoda at Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto
  53. 53. Sanmon Gate - largest wooden gate in Japan – entrance to Chion-in Temple Kyoto
  54. 54. “Maiko” and “Geiko making their way to an Appointment in Kyoto
  55. 55. Tomisuyu Maiko of Tomikiku Tea House Kyoto
  56. 56. さようならSAYONARA

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