The rain never really stopped when we were in Kyoto. It just made the city even more romantic.
One of our favorite places. Every time here (my 5th, Jeffrey, he lost count) , I am amazed with how well the history is preserved not only by well keep the temples and shrines, also the way people live.
Tradition is part of life. Men and women would wear Kimono even walk their dogs. Many small family stores line up the streets. It makes one slow down and be relaxed. You cannot rush things even if you want to. We want to take a good rest here so schedule is very relaxed. Took a long walk along the Philosophers’ trail in the light mist of rain, had simple yet excellent “Ben Tou” lunch. At nights, Kaiseki, (traditional fine Japanese dinning with entertainment), of course.
Jeffrey attached flags of countries we had landed for this trip to airplane.
Here we are, Japan. One more to go.
Waiting for train to Kyoto at Nagoya train station. Part of the group. Looks like we are airline employees.
In a small bakery. The philosophical senteances on the wall echos the reason for the name of the trail.
A rare golden koi.
Imagine when all these green is bright red.
Owner of "Sa A Mi".
Famous Gion district.