Online dictionary of geography and travels in Japan: Keihin electric express railway,Keio electric railway,Keisei electric railway,Kenrokuen garden,Kii peninsula,Kinkakuji Temple,Kinki nippon railway,Kitakyushu city,Kiyomizudera temple,KNT

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Keihin electric express railway

京浜急行電鉄 京浜急行
alternative words: Keihin railway, Keihindentetsu, Keihin-dentetsu, Keihinkyuko, Keihin-kyuko, Keihin kyuko dentetsu
keywords: company, kanagawa, railroad
related topics: Miura peninsula , Yokohama city , Kanagawa prefecture , Haneda airport
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explanation: Railroad company covering southern Tokyo, Yokohama and Miura peninsula. It was founded in 1899 and owns 84 km of railroad. Its business has been extended to bus lines, real estate and leisure lands too.

Keio electric railway

alternative words: Keio railway, Keiodentetsu, Keio-dentetsu, Keio dentetsu, Keio teito dentetsu, Keio, Keiou
keywords: company, railroad, tokyo
related topics: Shinjuku , Shibuya , Hachioji city
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explanation: Railway company founded in 1913 and owns 2 lines: between Shinjuku and Hachioji, and Shibuya and Kichijoji in the western suburb of Tokyo. The company operates also many bus lines and estate business. It owns also Keio department store and Keio plaza hotel near Shinjuku station.

Keisei electric railway

alternative words: Keisei railway, Keiseidentetsu, Keisei-dentetsu, Keisei dentetsu, Kesedentetsu
keywords: company, railroad, tokyo
related topics: Chiba Prefecture , Narita Airport
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explanation: Railway company founded in 1909 and covering the region between Tokyo and the northern part of Chiba prefecture especially Narita region. A no stop train (Keisei sky liner) connects Narita airport and Ueno station in the east of Tokyo in one hour. The company operates also many bus lines and estate business.

Kenrokuen garden

alternative words: Kenrokuen
keywords: garden
related topics: Kanazawa city , Korakuen garden
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explanation: Garden located near Kanazawa castle. It was built by Lord Maeda Narinaga in 1819 and completed at the epoch of his son, Nariyasu. The latter gave also the name of Kenrokuen because it owns 6 Japanese garden's virtues: vastness, tranquillity, human effort, oldness, waters, view. It is a typical "trip around style" (Kaiyu-shiki) garden of Edo period. The snowed view of garden is magnificent. Along with Korakuen and Kairakuen, it belongs to 3 famous Japanese gardens.

Kii peninsula

alternative words: Ki peninsula, Kii hanto, Kii-hanto, Kiihanto
keywords: peninsula, wakayama
related topics: Wakayama prefecture , Nara prefecture , Mie prefecture , Kumano hongu shrine , Kansai region
explanation: Peninsula located in the south of Kansai region and covering Wakayama, Nara and Mie prefectures. Projecting toward the Pacific ocean, Kii peninsula has an oceanic climate under an influence of Kuroshio current. Due to its mountainous geography, a heavy rain lets grow luxuriant plants and was a favorite training ground for Esoteric Buddhist schools during the middle ages. Moreover, because of a rias type coast, it owns many good harbors and, consequently, an active fishery.

Kinkakuji Temple

金閣寺 鹿苑寺
alternative words: Kinkaku-ji temple, Kinkaku temple, Kinkakuji, Kinkaku-ji, Rokuonji temple, Rokuon temple, Rokuonji, Rokuon-ji, Golden Pavilion
keywords: garden, kyoto, temple, world heritage
related topics: Kyoto City , Ginkakuji Temple
related web sites: ,
explanation: Kinkakuji Temple is a strange building: it serves as a residence as well as a Buddhist temple. In 1397, Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu of the Muromachi Shogunate founded it as a hill-side cottage. In 1419, After his death, a son transformed it to a Zen temple and renamed it Rokuon-ji from Yoshimitsu's religious name. In 1950, it has been burned completely by an arson and has been restored since then.

Kinki nippon railway

近畿日本鉄道 近鉄
alternative words: Kinki nippon tetsudo, Kinki nihon tetsudo, Kintetsu
keywords: company, nara, osaka, railroad
related topics: KNT , Osaka city , Nara prefecture , Nagoya city
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explanation: Owing many lines in Kinki region around Osaka, Nara and Nagoya, Kintetsu is the biggest private railroad company after JR group. It was founded in 1944 and has diversified its activity to different business such as bus lines, real estates, department stores and leisure lands. It owns "Kinki nippon tourist bureau" too.

Kitakyushu city

alternative words: Kitakyushushi city, Kitakyushushi, Kitakyushu-shi, Kitakyushu shi, Kitakyushu
keywords: harbor, kyushu, town
related topics: Fukuoka Prefecture , Kokura castle , Kanmon bridge
related web sites: , ,
explanation: The second biggest town of one million population on Kyushu after Fukuoka, it was born in 1963 from a merger of 5 towns: Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata et Wakamatsu.

Kiyomizudera temple

alternative words: Kiyomizu temple, Kiyomizudera, Kiyomizu dera, Seisuiji, Seisui ji
keywords: kyoto, temple, world heritage
related topics: Kyoto city , Yasaka shrine
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explanation: Buddhist temple located in the east of Kyoto city near Yasaka shrine. Though its origin is quite old (according to a temple's document, it would be built by a famous Japanese general, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro in 798), because of repeated natural disasters and wars of sect struggles, the actual building dates only 17the century. Kiyomizudera is rather renown by its strange architecture: being built on an abrupt hill side, it owns a balustrade supported by several long columns.


alternative words: Kinki Nippon Tourist
keywords: company, travel agent
related topics: Kinki nippon railway
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explanation: The second biggest travel agent in Japan. Founded in 1955, it employs 6900 persons and owns 283 offices in Japan and 26 abroad.

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