Lily like flowers grace the scene with dramatic forested mountains in the background (Photo: Bonson Lam)

The Flowers of Yoshimine-dera

Beauty in the Springtime Mist

Bonson Lam   - 1 min read

Yoshimine-dera lies in the mountains west of Muko less than an hour from Kyoto. Feel the peace as you walk amongst the manicured gardens, especially in the rain and mist of Spring when all you hear is the raindrops, the waterfall and the occasional gong of the temple bell. Even in the middle of Golden Week this place is an oasis of calm. Buy a picnic lunch from the shops in Higashi Muko and take the Route 66 bus every hour to this hidden treasure.

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Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric laneways of Kyoto last century.  I am humbled to have met many distinguished people during this time, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperia...