Blogroll – Day 8

After a solid few days of cars I wanted a short breather, and what better place to head than Kyoto.  The order of the day was temple hunting.  Something about Kyoto just makes you naturally feel relaxed.  Of course it is cherry blossom time here in Japan and this provided some awesome photo opportunities too.

_MG_254012

Wandering the little streets you come across shops of all kinds.  Often the best restaurants are to be found in the alleyways.

_MG_255712

Of course no visit to Kyoto would be the same without heading to see Kinkakuji.  Impressive is an understatement!

_MG_258112

Omikuji or furtune telling papers are available everywhere, if you land a bad fortune you can tie it onto this rack and all your bad luck will disappear.  If it’s good you hold onto it and reap the rewards.

_MG_266112

As luck would have it, I was in Kyoto right when the sakura was at its peak.  I have seen lots of it although there is still something magical about the ‘cotton candy’ appearance the trees take on.

_MG_267412

How could I pass up a photo opportunity of kimono too.  It’s awesome to see the younger generation keen to keep tradition alive in Japan.

_MG_274912

One place I have never been is Fushimi Inari, orange gates line a path to the top of a temple.  Each gate is donated by a business which is supposed to bring good luck.

_MG_278412

After a day relaxing and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Kyoto I was super happy.  Kyoto must be one of my favourite places to visit and with a hectic shooting schedule a day off was just what the doctor ordered.

This entry was posted in Car culture and tagged , , , .

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*