Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nippon Journey - Kyoto Daze

We only had a day to go around Kyoto due to our tight schedule and our ambition to see as much as we could in 2 weeks. This leg of the journey although short was my favorite; Kyoto has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is crazy how breathtaking these places are, no wonder it has 17 UNESCO world heritage sites. (picture above is at Kiyomizu-dera)

Shoren-In Temple

The ever so beautiful maple trees

Arashiyama - a place where mothernature and a little help from gardeners blend really well. Above is at the bamboo forest. This place is defanately worth a visit, at night the colourful lighing highlights the bamboo growth and also mountains. Day or night this place is magical.

Gion - Most famous for the Geishas

Stepping into the Kyoto, makes you fall into a daze, the beautiful architecture of the traditional shrine and temples; the peaceful arrangements of the garden blends in like a was still in the 1800. Then suddenly you will smell food... which will make you hungry... and wake you up from that daze...

Pickle shop - in Gion

The Candy Man - Hand made candy

After a long and tiring day of sight seeing our stomachs started rumbling,we step into Kyousuishin , a small and almost posh looking restaurant specializing in Kyoto ryori or Kyoto Cooking.

Squid and Tuna Sushi

Sliced Beef Nabe - Beef Stew

Kyoto Beef - Not quite Kobe Beef but still delicious

Kyoto is one of my favourite places I've been to.What is your favourite place?


Anonymous said...

Great Shots. Its so beautiful

alyshä said...


why the tuna so red one!

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful post about Japan. Love all the beautiful pictures. Japan always intrigues me. Hope to visit it one day.

That's Ron said...

@owwh thanks

@Jody : thanks, i really donno why it's so red. Might just be the lighting.. hehe

@Mary Moh: thanks Mary, you should go if you get a chance! won't b dissapointed. I would love to come by the UK on day!

"Tramie" said...

Hey Ron! Thanx for stopping by my blog! :)

Loving ur photos of Japan, make me think of my trip there a couple of yrs ago *sigh*

Cocina Savant said...

Thanks for stopping by. London is a pretty incredible venue for adventure. Cool pictures and amazing trip.

That's Ron said...

@ Tramie: tq too... Japan is beautiful...cant go wrong with any photos..

@cocina: Thanks mate

ciawei said...

I saw Maple Tree leafs!!! Eh, red one kah?!!

That's Ron said...

@ciawei: yea its red! i think it gets red just before it falls off the tree.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing Kyoto Ron-- i hope to visit in December. hopefully it won't be too cold!