Today we’ll continue our stroll around magical Kyoto. If You ever go there, You should visit as well:

  1. Mount Kurama — according to some local beliefs and superstitions, the top of the mountain is a home of tengu – goblin like creatures, who have human and bird characteristics.
  2. Fushimi Inari-taisha — temple, where god Inari is worshipped. He’s responsible for business, manufacturers and merchants. You can take a stroll to the top of the small mountain, under a passage of torii gates – it’s truly magical.
  3. Maruyama Park — it’s a beautiful park placed in Kyoto. Lots of people gather there in April, in order to enjoy hanami (view of blooming sakura). The park is one of the best places in Japan to have a hanami picnic.

Climbing Mount Kurama

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Mount Kurama – entrance to the summit.

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Festival at Mount Kurama.

On of the temples at Mount Kurama.

The temple at the top of Mount Kurama.

Festival at Mount Kurama.

Tengu – welcome to Mount Kurama.

Mount Kurama – climbing down in the rain.

Fushimi Inari-taisha – on the way to pray.

Fushimi Inari-taisha – Japanese students.

Fushimi Inari-taisha – night festivities.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha – shinto shrine.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha – prayers for the Inari god.

Fushimi Inari-taisha – strolling up.

Fushimi Inari-taisha – torii gates at night.

Maruyama Park – night view of sakura.

Maruyama Park – day view of sakura.

Maruyama Park – strolling.

Maruyama Park – night view of sakura.

Maruyama Park – the oldest sakura tree.

Maruyama Park – picnic and hanami.