The Beauty of Kurama - 2

Dragons and power spots and sakura

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

After leaving Kurama Station and its magnificent cedar trees, there is a long steep climb up a set of elegant stairs to the temple. The temple grounds are spacious, and filled with cherry trees that bloom from mid-April to early May. I was able to catch the tail-end of them. Kurama Temple is famous as a power spot. I didn't feel anything, but apparently a lot of people do. The temple's guardian protectors are fearsome and beautiful, as is the dragon at the purification font - one of the most beautiful I have seen.

Was this article helpful?

Suggest an edit

Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: Contact me: