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Ryoanji Temple

By the time we got off the tram, we were definitely feeling like public transportation pros!  We walked up the hill from the station to the temple gates, paid the entry fee and wandered around.  Although I enjoyed the exploration, I felt that we had seen other more impressive structures earlier in our trip.  And we were both […]

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Ashayamira & the Bamboo Walk

We got a slow start on our second day, partly because of the time difference, but also just the fatigue.  After some reading of books, discussion, and suggestions from the concierge, we decided to explore a totally different part of Kyoto called Ashayamira – all the way on the West side of the city, and from there […]

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Kiyomizu-Dera

After Nishiri, Inga and I continued on foot to Southern Higayashima area as planned.  I was enticed there in part by my Lonely Planet guidebook, which said something like “if you only have one day in Kyoto, this is the place to go”.  And so, we went! We climbed steadily uphill, still sweating like crazy.  And, defying […]

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Kyoto back streets

It was fun to travel to dinner on foot through the streets of Kyoto! I love all the little details that you catch when you’re on foot! The pictures below gives a lovely sense of the feeling in the area.  Peaceful, older, but well tended. Our dinner spot. Extra yummy sushi! And … the experience of […]

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