1) The place where you can experience:
Kodaiji temple is located in the east of Kyoto named Higashiyama and the temple of Rinzai sect.
Nene (Kitanomandokoro) who was a wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi built the temple in 1606 to pray for Hideyoshi of his soul. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a top of Samurai and had unified Japan at the first time in end of 16th century.
(a) The path forward Kodaiji temple:
(b) Kyoto night landscape from the upper stage to Kodaiji temple:
(c) Autumn color leaves seen on the entrance of the temple:
(d) The garden located in Kaizando hall is named “Garyouchi” which was created by Kobori Enshu who was a feudal load and a famous garden designer in Azuchi-Momoyama period(End of 16th – End of 17th). The autumn color leaves with green trees are reflected on the pond surface by lighted up on the night which is mysterious and beautiful as breath taking feeling:
(e) Landscape of Kaizando and surroundings:
(f) Tamaya (mausoleum) is the building located on the hill of the east of Kaizando hall by walking through the bridge named Garyouru set on Garyouike pond. This building is registered as important cultural properties as architecture style of Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573 – 1600).
The seated figure of Buddhism for Hideyoshi and Nene are enclosed inside the building and the tombstone for Nene underfloor:
(g) Path toward tea-ceremony houses named “Kasatei and Shiguretei:
(h) Two tea-ceremony houses named “Kasatei and Shiguretei” are connected each other by corridor. The ceiling of Kasatei is assembled by bamboo trees as if a Japanese paper umbrella is opened:
(i) After walking through Kasatei, you can find the path with ups and downs used by the land shape of Mt.Higashiyama. On the mountain surface of both side of the path, there are lots of bamboo trees are planted and you can appreciate the bamboo forest through the path. It is overwhelmed landscape equivalent with that of Kyoto-Arashiyama:
2) The place where you can enjoy:
(Toka-Saikan(Chinese testaurant) / Japanese modern retro architecture):
A western style building of Chinese restaurant is built at the foot of Shijo Ohashi bridge over Kamogawa river which has been fit and familiar among Kyoto atmosphere.
Vories Architects designed and built in 1926.
(a) Architecture form:
Reinforced concrete 5 stories with ocher color, The building style is based on Sapanish Mission one as Cargolic mission base,
Baroque de la cotta decoration as a motif using ingredients such as fish,shelfish, octpus and so-on, which is a rich decoration from Baroque architecture, Twin Pilasters on both side of the entrance on which patterns are given.
Eclectic design with Renaissance style and Chines one combined, Traditional elevator by Otis Elevator company is still active,
Japan Van prepares various tour itineraries for you to enjoy the view in Japan.
The minimum itinerary days is more than 5 days.
Contents of our service: We can arrange a car and a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter for your trip.
|Car charter and a guide condition|
|1||Number of tourists: 2pax – 12pax|
|2||Charter time and guide condition: 12 hours (including 4 hours resting time)|