Uji Byodoin and tea soba

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Uji Byodoin, the World Heritage Site

Byodoin Temple was built by the Regent, Fujiwara no Yorimich, by rebuilding the villa of Michinaga, his father in 1052. In 1053, the following year, Amidado was built, where Amitabha Tathagara is enshrinted, and is now called Hoo-do (Phoenix Hall). It is an elegant and ornate structure, in the image of  Palace in Jodo, Happy Heaven. Hoo-do has been repainted beautifully.

52 bodies of Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu

  are on the walls inside the Hoo-do.They are dancing and playing the variety of musical instruments in the clouds.It is pleasant to see them.


15 Jun 2015

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“ Very good guide and very good interesting explainings ”

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3 weeks ago Traveler: Bocian -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Our best wishes for the great job Toshijo did in the six hours of our trip around the interesting places of Kyoto, always taking a view on the different speed-steps one of us could go caused by somme personal medical reasons by a neurological handicap. Explaining and talks were interesting and friendly. We would do the same again when coming another time to this place. All the best for Toshiyo...
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“ Seeing Kyoto on public transport ”

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For the five days that we spent together, Toshiyo was good company and a pleasant travelling companion. She made my visit to Kyoto an enjoyable one. She guided me well through the challenges of the city's trains and buses to reach the places that I had already told her I wanted to see. In this way, with her help, I made the very best use of my limited time. Toshiyo was very helpful in rear...
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“ Highly recommend ”

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4 weeks ago Traveler: Penny -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

We had a amazing time seeing kyoto with Toshiyo. Nothing compares to a local travel guide and we were not disappointed. Toshiyo accomodated our needs of travelling with two small children. Would highly recommend her.
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“ Very patient and flexible ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Todd -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

She was very patient and flexible with my family. We spent the whole day traveling around Tokyo with my wife and three kids. The schedule was very flexible and she was understanding
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“ 5 star guide ????? ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Lisa -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshiyo was fantastic. We had a great time with her. As I was traveling with my husband and children (ages 13,11,10 & 1) I wanted someone to show us around so that we wouldn't get lost or frustrated. We followed her lead and was very happy with our tour. She was very knowledgable of Kyoto's history and extremely considerate of my family. We moved at our own pace and really took in the sights.
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“ Kyoto 4 hour tour ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Liz -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshiyo was very friendly and very knowledgeable on all the sights we visited including the Golden and Silver Temples. I would recommend Toshiyo as a great guide for your Kyoto visit. Her English is very good
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“ Full day guided tour of Kyoto ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Michael -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshi was great! She chose the best place to visit and we were extremely happy with her choices. Toshi spoke good English and was a pleasure to talk to and to spend the day with. We had a group of six people from 18 to 68 years of age, and from fit to very unfit. Toshi kept us going but at a pace that allowed for everyone in the group. Very understanding and very relaxed. A great day, great si...
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“ Great Kyoto tour! ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Thy -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshiyo was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was also accommodating with our plans. We were traveling with a toddler and we appreciated her patience during the tour. She also arranged for lunch at a local restaurant that we would not have experienced without her. The food was delicious. We highly recommend her.
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“ Great day in Kyoto ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Joe -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshiyo is a fantastic guide! Our family of four (two teenage boys) took an all day private tour with Toshi and had a great time. We visited impressive temples and shrine, beautiful gardens and, of course, monkey mountain. She speaks very fluent English and was very engaging with the boys. She picked a lovely Soba restaurant for lunch. As a life-long resident of Kyoto, Toshi certainly know th...
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1 month ago Traveler: Nathaniel -   Tour Guide: Toshiyo

Toshiyo is a fantastic guide! On a recent visit to Japan, we decided to take a single day excursion into Kyoto. Understanding that we only had a short time, we knew we might be limited in what we could see. Despite our outlandish requests to visit numerous places spread out across Kyoto, Toshiyo managed to accommodate in spectacular fashion. This combined with her tremendous knowledge of both Kyot...
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