Kyoto collection

We visited Japan in April and I am still working through the photos. I’ve had a folder with images to include in the blog for sometime now and in an effort to get these all posted before the end of the year over the next few days there are going to be quite a few lengthy posts with some of the remaining highlights of our trip. Today’s it’s vistas from Kyoto.

On arrival in Kyoto we decided to walk to the Golden Pavillion from the train station and in doing so we ended up discovering  a few other shrines along the way. It was still relatively early when the picture below was taken – a lovely morning glow as light burst through the trees.

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

 

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto JapanFirefighters – in cartoon form.

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto JapanOn the many temples and shrines we visited during the cherry blossom festival. A beautiful time of year to see Japan.

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto JapanThere were parts of the cherry blossom areas where it did feel a little like we were being herded through the trees – but it was still very pretty.

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan  Kyoto Japan

I have never seen such friendly looking vegetables. Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Crossing the bridge near the Gion area of Kyoto. Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

The Gion area of Kyoto, the famous geika area of Kyoto was beautiful. I could have wandered round these streets for ages – even though it was extremely busy. I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a geika as she swept through the streets at impressive speed. Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto JapanOne of many beautiful sunsets during this trip.

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Japan

Kyoto JapanThat’s about it from Kyoto – there are quite a few other posts from this part of our trip here: ‘Blossom in Kyoto‘, ‘Nishiki Food Market’, ‘Cherry Blossom Rain’,Night time walk in Nijo castle’, ‘En route to the bamboo forest’.

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This entry was posted by Jennifer Ferreira.

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