I traveled to Kyoto to view cherry blossoms for three days and two nights. Although the weather was not always good, cherry blossoms in Kyoto were marvelous. In this article, I will write about Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple as part of Day 1.
[Series of articles]
* Day 1 (1) Heian Jingu Shrine and Okazaki Canal (Jikkokubune Boat Ride)
* Day 1 (2) Keage Incline and Nanzenji Temple
* Day 1 (3) Philosopher’s Path
* Day 1 (4) Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple [This article]
* Day 1 (5) Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations)
* Day 2 (1) Kyoto Gyoen and Kyoto Gosho
* Day 2 (2) Honmanji Temple, Nijo Castle, Shinsen-en and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
* Day 2 (3) To-ji Temple (including evening illuminations) and Rikuson-no Shrine
* Day 3 (1) Arashiyama (Bamboo Grove), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion Shirakawa and Kenninji Temple
After the lunch, I moved to the next destination.
Takenaka Inari Shrine
I visited Takenaka Inari Shrine. The shrine is not so famous, but it was unique in that there were a series of small and red torii gate.
Here are photos of torii gate.
Combination of continuous torii gates and cherry trees were very unique.
To the main building.
The last photo was something like a cherry tree’s tunnel.
AFter I left Takenaka Inari Shrine, I moved to Munetada Shrine. Munetada Shrine was also not so famous, but combination of the white torii gate and cherry trees was impressive, so that’s why I visited it.
After I left Munetada Shrine, I moved to Shinnyodo Temple.
In the shrine.
The three-story pagoda is the symbol of Shinnyodo Temple.
Although it was backlit, here are some photos of the three-story pagoda with cherry blossoms.
The last photo was artificial.
Konkai Komyoji Temple
After I left Shinnyodo Temple, I visited Konkai Komyoji Temple.
There was also a three-story pagoda.
The three-story pagoda with cherry blossoms.
Around the main building.
That’s it for the article about Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple as part of Day 1. These temples and shrines were nearby each other, so it would be efficient to visit them in a day 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which I visited in the evening.
Kyoto Travel Guide (English)