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 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 endlessly.

Hozu - gawa
Katsura River

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

(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!)

(c) yongkieandpokie