Shinshōgokuraku-ji or Shinnyo-dō is a Buddhist Tendai temple in Kyoto. It was established in 984 AD by Kaisan Shonin. In its name, gokuraku means Sukhāvatī, a paradise. [Wikipedia]
Shinnyo-do, located in the Higashi-yama section of Kyoto, is a lovely, secluded temple that is quiet and serene. Because it is just a little bit of the beaten path, it's not very crowded most of the year. But watch out during the autumn season when people flock here to see the colorful foliage. It is also famous for its two unique gardens. Sit, stare out at them, and meditate to your heart's content. Part 1 Part 2
The Philosopher's Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi) is a pedestrian path following a canal lined by cherry trees between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. The path earned its name because an influential 20th century philosopher, Nishida Taro, is thought to have used it for daily meditation.
The Heian Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The Shrine is ranked as a Beppyō Jinja by the Association of Shinto Shrines. It is listed as an important cultural property of Japan. [Wikipedia]
Eikando Temple (永観堂), formerly known as Zenrin-ji temple, was established in 853 and is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan's Jōdo-shū Buddhist sect. The temple is known for its autumn scenery.