A sub temple of the Nanzen-ji Zen Temple located in Sakyo Ward in Kyoto City. The temple is said to have been erected in Kitayama by Ashikaga Yoshimochi, the fourth Muromachi shogun, and moved to its current location in 1605. Toshogu Shrine, erected according to the will of the great shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, serves as the temple’s richly decorated main hall. The front hall is famous for paintings such as the Crying Dragon ceiling painting by Kano Tan’yu and the Thirty-Six Great Poets by Tosa Mitsuoki. An Important Cultural Property, the Toshogu Shrine also enshrines a lock of Ieyasu’s hair and his personal image of the Buddha. The main temple nave is famous for its gold wall paintings created in the Kano school style. The grounds offer numerous points of note, such as a tea room deemed on the of three best in Kyoto, as well as the Crane and Tortoise Garden, a designated Place of Scenic Beauty.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjifukuchichou (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)
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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.