Arashiyama

It was relaxing walking around the area and we managed to spend the entire day here.  There were many opportunities for good photos around here, from beautifully coloured mountains in the background, to details on the roofs of temples, bamboo groves, temples themselves and even snow monkeys.  We will definitely come back but perhaps next time it will be during cherry blossoms.

 

 

 

 

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Our last stop was Fushimi Inari Shrine which is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari.  This was the only day we experienced rain, but despite that, there were still thousands of tourists around.

 

The picture below will give you an idea of how many people are around Kyoto during November, but we love Japan and its very polite people and always love coming back.

 

We were also lucky to see a traditional japanese wedding and a geisha posing for her husband in front of the maple tree.  He wasn't very happy that we took picture of his wife, but we couldn't resist.  She was so beautiful.

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