Tag: sakura

Kyoto – Ginkakuji, the Philosopher’s path and a petal shower

Kyoto – Ginkakuji, the Philosopher’s path and a petal shower

We also went to visit Ginkakuji, the silver temple. As you can see from the photos, it isn’t really silver. I was looking high and low for it too. Apparently, the name the silver temple comes about when the moon shines on the water and […]

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

The next day we went off to check out some more iconic Kyoto sites. This is probably one of the most spectacular.  This is Kinkakuji temple.  And that gold looking stuff on the temple walls. Its not gold foil. Its real gold. Probably quite a good […]

Kyoto – Chionin and Shorenin temple and Kyoto streets

Kyoto – Chionin and Shorenin temple and Kyoto streets

Continuing on our walk around we passed some other interesting side streets. Some led to temples (that’s Chionin temple at the end). And some just led to people’s houses. But most of them were lined with lovely sakura. This is part of Chionin.  Although it […]

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

From my previous visits to Kyoto (2) it has always been my favourite city to visit in Japan.  Not that sure about how fun it would be to live there though, as it has a “small town” feeling to it.  I would probably die of […]

Golden week part II

Golden week part II

Off to Asakusa to check out Sennjoji Super packed! And the big big gate Fish flags Interesting sign.  Look to the bottom right This sign was at the entrance to the imperial garden.  Apparently you are welcome, but “don’t stay there”. Then went off to Chichiba for some photo […]