Kyoto Japan Trip
May 14th through May 28th, 2017



Nishiki-koji Ichiba (Nishiki Market)
There are about 126 shops, this street was a wholesale fish market in Edo Period (1603-1868)
Some stores were here as early as 14th century.

























Fushimi Inari-Taisha
It is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and memorable sights in all of Kyoto.

























Nijo-jo (1603)
It is a stunning monument to the power of the warlords who effectively ruled Japan for centuries.
























Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)
Originally built in 1397
























Kiyomizu-dera
(kiyomizu means pure water)
A commanding position overlooking Kyoto skyline)























Kurama-dera
A view from above, it takes one bus and two trains to get here.

























Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
It is like entering another world - the thick bamboo stalks seem to continue endlessly.
























Hozu - gawa
Katsura River

























Ginkaku-ji
Kyoto famed Silver Pavilion
























Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
I have to come here....
























Kyoto Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace)
The official residence of the emperor of Japan from late 12th century to the 19th century.

























Yasaka-jinja (Shinto shrine)
Gion District

























Gion District at night


























Todai-ji
(A side trip to Nara)
It is famous for Daibutsu (Great Buddha) 49 feet tall























Inside Yasaka-jinja

























Public transportation...
There are 14 separate train companies that exist together,
a confusing time if you do not do your homework and study the lines.
There are express, limited express and local.






Subarashii tabi datta!
(What an amazing trip!)








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