The highlight of Arashiyama. Again with not so beautiful crowds – overheard another tourist say to another, later in the day, that she was there at 7.30AM and there was almost no one. Sounds worth it to me!
In the midst of the overwhelming Nishiki Market, there was a shrine!
We tired of shopping in the market pretty quickly (INFJ problems) and decided that was enough shopping for 4 days, even though it was only our second day in Kyoto…
It’s unfortunate that when you live in the city, “nature” is either largely man-made, or blocked by too many concrete structures.
So the occasional glimpse of natural nature becomes something rare and really unique, if only we remember to notice more often..
Administrative errands to run on Admin Day allowed me the pleasure of taking some morning shots of the city 🙂 Relished every moment of it.
The vibes that made us feel we could have been in a different country.