One of the temples we appreciated and enjoyed the most.
An hour inside a Japanese space with green tea, explanation and observing of the tea ceremony, and getting some zen insights. Enjoyed the delectable traditional sweet the most.
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!
Day at Arashiyama started with a visit to Tenryū-ji. Beautiful grounds. Not-so-beautiful crowds.
Would love to view it in Autumn..
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…