Kyoto

 

Location

Kamigamo-Jinja Shrine (Kamowake-ikazuchi-jinja Shrine)

The worldwide cultural inherited Kamigamo Jinjya is the oldest shrine in Kyoto.  It is recorded in Genji tale, Makurano-Soushi and Aoi Matsuri which conveys the Dynasty picture.
The groom holds the umbrella over the bride's head when the day with fair weather and the wedding is done solemnly between the national treasure's main shrines.  A scene where Shinto priest and the shrine maiden guide the ceremony slowly in the premises is the best.  The couple will also be blessed by the sightseer and the worshipper of the Kamigamo jinjya for their new start.  The photographing with vermilion-lacquered main shrine as a back-ground is also popular.

Kodai-Ji Temple

The Buddhist temple, which Kita-no-Mandokoro Nene, the wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, established.  A Shigure-tei garden which Hideyoshi left that represents Momoyama era, which was made by Enshu Kobori, was appointed as a beautiful historical place of a country.  The Kyoto ceremony at the mountain base of the Higashiyama holy mountain is impressive.  Photographing in the garden is possible with the light-up of spring, summer and fall deepening the appearance.

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

Famous temple leading Kyoto opened in final period of Nara age.  As part of the Koto Kyoto cultural assets, it is registered as the World Heritage.  The main hall has a veranda, supported by tall pillars, that juts out over the hillside and offers impressive views of the city. The popular expression "to jump off the stage at Kiyomizu" is the Japanese equivalent of the English expression "to take the plunge.

Goou-Jinja Shrine

Wake no Kiyomaro and his elder sister Hiromushihime are enshrined to Goou Shrine. These 2 people are the people who defended the imperial line against the national crisis and built the capital Heian-kyo in the end of Nara period.  Wake no Hiromushihime is worshiped as "a god of bringing up children and the children care" because she adopted the children who had become orphans in war disturbances. Ceremony in front of the main shrine which is surrounded in the trees will give a traditional mood.  It is enjoyable to take a stroll with a Japanese traditional rickshaw after the ceremony.