O-torii, a famous torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima and the Floating Shrine on the Sea Itsukushima, popularly known as Miyajima, is an island of Hiroshima Prefecture. The island is one of the Three Views of Japan. “Miyajima” means “the shrine island” in […]


Rokuon-ji temple (Kinkaku-ji temple)

I went to Rokuon-ji temple this summer. Rokuon-ji temple is famous for Kinkaku (a golden pavilion), so it’s called Kinkaku-ji temple. Both names are written on its name plate at the entrance. The entrance is very simple and green trees are beautiful […]

Phoenix Hall and the 10,000 yen note

Byodoin Temple

Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Temple, What Is Often Seen in Coin Purses Byodoin Temple is located in Uji City, Kyoto. It is very famous for its Phoenix Hall that is depicted on the obverse of […]