Here’s something that I never got around to posting about, which is a trip I took to Kyoto with a few friends over a weekend last fall.
I have 162 pictures from the trip, which only lasted a few days.
Basically, we left on the Friday evening right after work and arrived in Kyoto at around 1am. Spent all of Saturday and Sunday morning sightseeing before undertaking the ~7 hour drive back to Nagano.
The entire weekend was gone, but the memories will remain forever.
I’ll be using tiled galleries once again for this one, due to having a mix of portrait and landscape images. These galleries don’t work on the WordPress Reader, so if you are viewing this post there, you may want to just click through to the actual post on my website where they work properly.
And of course, you can click on any image to see the larger version of it.
Most of my bamboo forest pictures are of my friends, but here are four that capture how tall they are and whatnot anyways. It’s pretty neat.
Possibly the most beautiful temple I ever visited in Japan, provided you visit while the leaves are changing colour. Really beautiful, and at the top you get an amazing view of Kyoto. Had to pay to get in, but it’s worth it.
Had to visit the classic Kiyomizu-dera, even if it’s one of the really famous spots in Kyoto. And while it was very crowded, it was certainly worth it as all of the red leaves on the trees looked amazing from the “stage of Kyomizu-dera” as it’s called.
And those are the highlights. Kyoto is a pretty big city, all things considered, but I didn’t really take many pictures of that side of things. We did walk around the city a bit and do a few other things but I was pretty desensitized to Japanese cities by then so it just didn’t really interest me to take pictures.
But I will say that it was a much bigger city than I had expected.
Definitely worth a visit, and I will say that like with many other trips I took in Japan, I was lucky to be able to travel and visit places like this during a time when there weren’t many tourists from outside the country coming in due to border restrictions.
I have one more trip to share some highlights from, if my memory serves me right, and it was another quick weekend trip like this one. And a really cool experience, so I’ll share that at some point.
Hope you enjoyed!
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