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Procession Of Torii Gates At Fushimi Inari Taisha | Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Quite impressive and should rank high on the shortest of lists while visiting Kyoto.
Nishin Soba At Honke Owariya | Kyoto, Japan

Nishin Soba at Honke Owariya

Honke Owariya has been in business since 1465. It was originally opened as a confection shop but over time started with more offerings.
Bamboo Forest | Kyoto, Japan

Bamboo Forest

The colors of the forest during my afternoon visit brought a cooling, calming quality to the stroll.
Kinkaku Temple | Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku Temple

A moment of zen brought to me by the beautiful Golden Temple in Kyoto.
Ten Ryu Temple | Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu Temple

Had a peaceful walk through the gardens and complex of Tenryu Temple. It is right next to the very popular bamboo forest as well.
Vending Machine Momento | Kyoto, Japan

Vending Machine Momento

Still not totally sure what I came away with. I think my new key chain is a famous wrestler(?).
Yamato Pirikara Miso Ramen At Ramen Sen No Kaze | Kyoto, Japan

Ramen Sen No Kaze

The dinner set came with a bowl of spicy ramen, pork gyoza, cabbage slaw and a carafe of sake.
Kyoto Style Sushi At Iyomata | Kyoto, Japan

Eating up Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market has lots of edible things to enjoy: oysters, local pickles, candied, dried shellfish.
Sanjūsangen-dō | Kyoto, Japan


What makes the dedication of this temple so special is the one thousand gold plated, cypress statues of The Thousand Armed Kanoon's likeness inside.
Kyoto Station | Kyoto, Japan

Pulling in to Kyoto

I rode the Shinkansen speed train from Tokyo station to Kyoto station. The trip was a blur but beautiful and so happy I made it finally to Kyoto.
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