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Miyazu City, Kyoto
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  KTR Amanohashidate Station (KTR“V‹´—§‰w)
  Oshokujidokoro Baikei (‚¨HŽ–ˆ ”~Œk)
  Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple (“V‹´ŽR ’q‰¶Ž›)
  Amanohashidate (“V‹´—§)
  Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine (Œ³ˆÉ¨ âĐ_ŽÐ)
  Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple (¬‘ŠŽR ¬‘ŠŽ›)
  Namida-ga-Iso (—܃–ˆé)
  
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Miyazu City, Kyoto
22 March 2012

  Miyazu (‹{’ÃŽs) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.  As of April 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 19,410 and the density of 115 persons per sq. km.  The total area is 169.31 sq. km.  Located in Miyazu City is Amanohashidate (“V‹´—§) or the 'bridge to heaven', said to be one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. The naturally formed land bridge is 3.6 km long and covered in pine trees.  The city was founded on June 1, 1954.
  

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Amanohashidate Station
     KTR Amanohashidate Station (KTR“V‹´—§‰w).  KTR stands for Kita-Kinki Tango Tetsudo [Railway] (–k‹ß‹Eƒ^ƒ“ƒS“S“¹).  It takes about two hours both from JR Kyoto Station and JR Osaka Station.
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(Friday 23 March) Monument of Chie-no-Wa (’mŒb‚Ì—Ö; the Ring of Wisdom), KTR Amanohashidate Station, Miyazu City.  Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple (“V‹´ŽR ’q‰¶Ž›), widely known as Monju-do (•¶Žê“°), or The Hall of Monju (•¶Žê; the Buddhist Deity of Wisdom) is close.
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(Friday 23 March) Illustrated Map of Amanohashidate, KTR Amanohashidate Station, Miyazu City
  
     
Oshokujidokoro Baikei
     Oshokujidokoro Baikei (‚¨HŽ–ˆ ”~Œk) is located at 644 Monju, Miyazu City (‹{’ÃŽs•¶Žì644); 196 m away from KTR Amanohashidate Station.
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(Friday 23 March) Oshokujidokoro Baikei, 644 Monju, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) My lunch at Oshokujidokoro Baikei, 644 Monju, Miyazu City
  
     
Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple
     Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple (“V‹´ŽR ’q‰¶Ž›), widely known as Monju-do (•¶Žê“°), or The Hall of Monju (•¶Žê; the Buddhist Deity of Wisdom) is located at Koaza Kiredo Monju Amanohashidate, Miyazu City (‹{’ÃŽs“V‹´—§•¶Žì¬ŽšØŒË).  it was founded at the royal request of 51th Emperor Heizei (•½é“Vc; 774-824; r.806-809) in the 3rd year of Daido (‘哯3”N) or AD 808.  It enshrines Monju-bosatsu (•¶Žê•ìŽF).  It belongs to the Rinzai-shu Myoshin-ji sect of Buddhism (—ՍϏ@–­SŽ›”h).  Since ancient times this has been considered one of the Three Monju (•¶Žê; the Bodhisattva of Wisdom) of Japan.  (The other two are from Dewa Kameoka (o‰H‹T‰ª•¶Žê), Takahata Town (‚”©’¬), Yamagata Prefecture and Yamato Sakurai Abe Monju-in Temple (‘å˜aˆÀ”{•¶Žê‰@), Sakurai City (÷ˆäŽs), Nara Prefecture.
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(Friday 23 March) San-mon Gate (ŽR–å) of Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple
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(Friday 23 March) Main Hall, known as Monju-do Hall (•¶Žê“°), Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple
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(Friday 23 March) Main Hall, known as Monju-do Hall (•¶Žê“°), Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple
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(Friday 23 March) Taho-to (‘½•ó“ƒ; treasure tower), Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple
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(Friday 23 March) Monument of Chie-no-Wa (’mŒb‚Ì—Ö; the Ring of Wisdom) near the pier, Miyazu City.  Tenkyo-zan Chion-ji Temple (“V‹´ŽR ’q‰¶Ž›), widely known as Monju-do (•¶Žê“°), or The Hall of Monju (•¶Žê; the Buddhist Deity of Wisdom) is very close.
  
     
Amanohashidate
     Amanohashidate (“V‹´—§) is one of Japan's three scenic views.  The sandbar is located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture.  It forms part of the Tango-Amanohashidate-Oeyama Quasi-National Park.  A thin strip of land connects two opposing sides of Miyazu Bay.  This sand bar is 3.6 km long and covered with about 7,000 pine trees.     It can be viewed from mountains on either side of the bay or it can be traversed on foot.  Near the southern end is Chion-ji, a Buddhist temple.  On the bar is the Iso-shimizu fresh water well cherished since the Heian period, which was selected as one of 100 best springs and rivers in Japan by the Environmental Agency in 1985.  (Cited from the site of "Wikipedia")
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(Friday 23 March) Kaisen-bashi Bridge (‰ôù‹´), Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Daiten-kyo Bridge (‘å“V‹´), Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Hashidate-myojin Jinjya Shrine (‹´—§–¾_), Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Hashidate-myojin Jinjya Shrine (‹´—§–¾_), Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Iso-shimizu (ˆé´…; shore spring water), Hashidate-myojin Jinjya Shrine (‹´—§–¾_), Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) At Amanohashidate pier.  The sight-seeing boat "Kamome (‚©‚à‚ß; seagull) no.1" going to Ichinomiya Station (ˆê‹{‰w), the other pier of Amanohashidate
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(Friday 23 March) Seagulls and Amanohashidate, viewed from the boat
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from the boat
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from the boat
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from the boat
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(Friday 23 March) At Fuchu Station (•{’†‰w).   A cable car bound for Kasamatsu Station (Š}¼‰w), one of the two best observatories for Amanohashidate, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from Kasamatsu Park (Š}¼Œö‰€), Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from Kasamatsu Park (Š}¼Œö‰€), Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Amanohashidate, viewed from Kasamatsu Park (Š}¼Œö‰€), Miyazu City: This is a platform to bend far down and look Amanohashidate through your straddled legs (in Japanese, "Mata-nozoki-dai": ŒÒ”`‚«‘ä).  Then Amanohashidate looks like a bridge to Heaven.
  
     
Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine
     Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine (Œ³ˆÉ¨ âĐ_ŽÐ) is located at 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City (‹{’ÃŽsŽš‘åŠ_430).  This is one of "Moto-Ise" (Œ³ˆÉ¨) considered as the original shrine sites of Ise Jingu Shrine (ˆÉ¨_‹{).  It enshrines Toyouke-no-Okami (•F‰Î–¾–½) as the main god with four other gods, Toyouke-no-Okami (–LŽó‘å_), Amaterasu-Okami (“VÆ‘å_), Watatsumi-no-kami (ŠC_) and Amenomikumari-no-kami (“V…•ª_).
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(Friday 23 March) Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Motoise Kono Jinjya Shrine, 430 Ogaki, Miyazu City
  
     
Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple
     Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple (¬‘ŠŽR ¬‘ŠŽ›) is located at 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City (‹{’ÃŽs¬‘ŠŽ›339) or in the middle of the hill of Nariai (¬‘ŠŽR, 569 m).  It was founded by High Priest Shin-o (^‰žãl) in 1st year of Keiun (Œc‰_Œ³”N) or AD 704.  It belonged to the Shingon-shu sect (^Œ¾@) of Buddhism but became independent from Koya-san (‚–ìŽR) in 2007.
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City: "Mamuki-no-Ryu" (^Œü‚Ì—´; The Full-faced Dragon) by Jingoro Hidari (¶rŒÜ˜Y)
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(Friday 23 March) Five-storied Pagoda (ŒÜd“ƒ), Nariai-san Nariai-ji Temple, 339 Nariaiji, Miyazu City
  
     
Namida-ga-Iso
     Namida-ga-Iso (Namida-ga-Iso (—܃–ˆé; The Shore of Weeping) is a main setting of Zeami (¢ˆ¢–í)'s Noh song "Tango Monogrui" (’OŒã•¨‹¶; A Mad Man in Tango) where Hanamatsu (‰Ô¼), the son drowned himself into the water.
  It is known as the point where Tadafusa Taiwa (•½’‰–[)'s beloved courtesan (”’”Žq) who was chased by the Genji-clan's search-party after the defeat of the Battle of Yashima (‰®“‡‚̐킢) in 1185, drowned herself.
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(Friday 23 March) Namida-ga-Iso, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Namida-ga-Iso, Miyazu City
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(Friday 23 March) Namida-ga-Iso, Miyazu City



        


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