21. October 2018
祇園精舎の鐘の声 諸行無常の響きあり・・・(平家物語にも登場する梵鐘)。その役割は本来、時を知らせることであり、心地よい重低音を響かせます。 でも、現代は受難の時代とか。お寺の周辺の住民からは、早朝の時を告げる音に対する苦情もあるとのこと。...
21. October 2018
Hello Noble, we hope this finds you well. We are back in Australia now. Thought you might like to see the bell we purchased. We went there by cab from Hoshinoya It took a few hours of discussion but we got there. We are having it engraved with “the bell of happiness”, the date and in Kyoto It’s the one between us Hopefully it will be here early next year. Thank you gain for the great two days you assisted us in Kyoto Regards ***** ** *** ** *** ** *** ** Thank you very much for your kind...

19. October 2018
We had 2 half day tours (4 hours each) with Mr. Nobuaki Nagata. Day 1 - Tenryu-Ji Temple - Bamboo Forrest - Golden Pavilion - Nijo Castle Day 2 - Fushimi Mari Shrine - Silver Temple - Nanzenji Temple - Sanjusagendo Temple - Geisha district Mr Nagata was an excellent guide with a huge registry of knowledge and information on all the wonderful sights. All pre-arrangements were handled in a timely and efficient manner. He was punctual, courteous and a safe driver. Also, he was flexible/adaptable...
10. October 2018
“FANTASTIC Tour of Kyoto” Nobu-san was one of the best guides we have ever had in any city. He picked us up on time; is very friendly; his English is very good; and his knowledge is extraordinary. He also made sure all of us were safe in congested areas; and extra helpful with person in our group who has some difficulty with long flights of stairs going up. We had a fantastic day touring Kyoto - seeing the sights and learning of the culture and history. From Mr. Howard Levin in USA

03. October 2018
“A great time in Kyoto with Nobu-San ” It is our first time to Kyoto and we wanted to find a good guide to show us around. We searched and found Nobu-San and the fantastic experiences he brought to his customers. We booked our private tour with him and he arrived very early with his well-maintained and comfortable van. We didn’t have a specific itinerary in mind, Nobu- San was very friendly and patient, he asked us many questions to understand us better and brought us to some of Kyoto’s...
30. September 2018
Dear Nobu Thank you for a wonderful tour day. We all enjoyed the time spent with you. You are an absolutely great guide with excellent english communication skills and full of knowledge for all the places we visited plus more. Your good nature and happy demeanor made it a pleasure to tour with you. Thanks for the tips on how we could get good views of some geishas. We managed to see several. As well, thank you for the restaurant recommendation. We had our dinner there and really enjoyed it....

23. September 2018
退蔵院。臨済宗妙心寺の塔頭。1404年(応永11)建立で、水墨画の祖といわれる画僧如拙(じょせつ)が描いた室町時代の名作「瓢鮎(ひょうねん)図」(国宝)所蔵で有名。 方丈と隣接する狩野元信の作と伝えられる枯山水のお庭と、昭和の庭師、中根金作の池泉回遊式庭園、余香苑があります。...
15. September 2018
花山院 (かざんいん)、正式名は花山院菩提寺 (かざんいんぼだいじ)。兵庫県三田市尼寺にある山号、東光山 (とうこうざん)、真言宗花山院派大本山。ご本尊は薬師瑠璃光如来坐像。 西国三十三カ所は観音霊場は古く718年開創。その3百年後、中興した花山法皇が巡礼開祖で、法皇終焉の地の当山が霊場ゆかりの地として西国三十三カ所観音霊場番外札所。...

08. September 2018
華厳寺(けごんじ)は、岐阜揖斐川町にある天台宗のお寺。 延暦17(798)年創建 。山号は谷汲山(たにぐみさん)。 本尊は十一面観音、脇侍として不動明王と毘沙門天を安置。 西国三十三所第三十三番札所、満願結願の寺院で桜、紅葉の名所で、西国三十三所の札所では唯一、近畿地方以外にあります。...
02. September 2018
世界遺産・二条城で朝食。昨年に続き、今年も7月から9月末まで普段は非公開の「香雲亭」で1日限定40人に朝食を提供しています。 「香雲亭」は、河原町二条にあった旧角倉了以邸から城内に移築した歴史的な建造物。 朝食は「京ゆば粥(かゆ)御膳」。時間は午前8時半からで3千円と入城料。...

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