We pay a visit to the White Heron Castle. Bonus: cherry blossoms at their best!
I have been horrible about blogging. I dutifully schedule my posts, and shift things around when I miss a target, but it seems lately I’ve been shifting the schedules more than actually writing. The reason is that David just bought a house, and the last few months of our lives have been utterly consumed by…
Nature and Zen in Nara. We visit the largest bronze Buddha housed in one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, feed wild deer, enjoy a tranquil Japanese garden, and eat great street food!
For a beautiful sight of cherry blossoms in the spring, walk the Path of Philosophy in Kyoto.
A temple containing a thousand life-sized statues of Kannon, as well as beautiful grounds to enjoy.
Even on a gloomy, drizzly day, the Golden Pavilion shone bright and beautiful.
Kyoto after dark.
Kyoto is chock-full of beautiful temples and eye-catching shrines. Kiyomizu-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous.
You are going to see a lot of torii in this post. Torii are those ubiquitous vermillion arches you see around Japanese shrines. And they are the most famous feature of Fushimi Inari Taisha.