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Kaiko no Yashiro 蚕之社means Shrine of silkworms. It is one of designated historical sites in Kyoto. It is said that the Hata clan from China brought silkworm to around here in Japan around 8th century. It is rather a small shrine but well known for...More
This shrine is maybe better known as Kaikono Yashiro. It is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. There is not many tourists to come. And the premises are somber and somewhat mysterious.
Date of experience: June 2016
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.