Kyoto Japan Trip
May 14th through May 28th, 2017
There are about 126 shops, this street was a wholesale fish market in Edo Period
Some stores were here as early as 14th century.
It is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and memorable sights in all
It is a stunning monument to the power of the warlords who effectively ruled
Japan for centuries.
Originally built in 1397
(kiyomizu means pure water)
A commanding position overlooking Kyoto skyline)
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
Hozu - gawa
Kyoto famed Silver Pavilion
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
I have to come here....
(Kyoto Imperial Palace)
The official residence of the emperor of Japan from late 12th century to the
Gion District at night
(A side trip to Nara)
It is famous for Daibutsu (Great Buddha) 49 feet tall
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!)