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Genji Monogatari, history of Mr. Hilaru Genji is very famous non fiction old story in Japan. The place has so many details of the story. The place attracted to me to read the story again even though I learned some when I was students. You...More
Spent about an hour and a bit here - a few rooms, and I particularly liked the one telling about the uji chapters. I would say it’s definitely a well-maintained museum, small but containing interesting details. English audio commentary is available and I’m glad I...More
If you have read and of the Tale of Genji, this is a good place to broaden your understanding. The locations in the story are real and Uji people value their connection to the Tale. Check out any short films that are screening and have...More
The building is a lovely looking piece of architecture and there was an English information sheet, but the labels are Japanese only. I used Google Translate quite a bit to understand more. I enjoyed what I saw but I would have liked the opportunity to...More
As someone often mistaken for the Shining Prince, I felt it appropriate to visit here. It is not to be missed by any fan. The walk itself if you approach from the shrine area is stunning. Even if your not a fan of Genji the...More
If you don't speak Japanese, there's no point if you don't rent the free audio guide. But then again, the audio guide won't make much sense if you didn't brush up on the story of the Tale of Genji (Uji section) first. It's a Lord...More
Small museum dedicated to the Tale of Genji, its author Murasaki Shikibu and the Heian cultural milieu of the book. Museum has a couple of galleries with dioramas and artifacts and has narration in each gallery. I only heard a japanese language version. The gift...More
Tale of Genji may be a great book, but this museum is not a great experience for an American visitor.
Museum consists of three small rooms and a film auditorium.
All three rooms focus on last ten chapters of Tale of Genji. So does the...More
The Tale of Genji is a book about the Imperial Court in Kyoto during the Heian Period, over a thousand years ago. If you are interested in Japanese Culture, it's a must read as it takes actual events and locations in and around Kyoto and...More
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.