|Shinnyo-do Temple. No other humans in this photo except me!|
Today we visited the first of two favourite temples from this trip: Shinnyo-do Temple. Why is Shinnyo-do Temple so good? Because the colours were really red, it's free, and there weren't many people there at all.
We left our hotel at the standard time of 8:00am. When we arrived Shinnyo-do, there were less than 10 people visible. How great is that? We had the grounds all to ourselves to take many many photos here.
|Quite an uphill climb to the top of the temple. An old aunty told me to Gambateh! Hmph!|
|Towards 10am, more people started appearing|
|This is us getting lost, and trying hard to find our next destination. Autumn is great!|
|Philosopher's Path - with the barren cheery blossom trees on the right|
|Snack stop at Philosopher's Path|
Nanzenji was predictably full of people. On hindsight, I would have skipped this place entirely. Nothing spectacular, except for gigantic structures like the N/S/E/W gates and some water way system.
|At the entrance to Nanzenji|
|Either the N/S/E/W gate|
|What's the queue for? A special tofu restaurant. At least an hour's wait|
|Tempura in Japan is heavenly - because it does not feel oily since it's fried in pure sesame oil|
|The Kyoto Tower|
|Christmas comes early at Isetan, Kyoto|
|LED lights decorate this 10-storey staircase. Many different themes of lighting|
|Entrance - but I cannot read the name of the place|
|4 persons shabu-shabu, 4 drinks. Very satisfying meal|
Autumn in Kyoto 2013 - Planned Itinerary
Autumn in Kyoto - Day 1 (22 Nov 2013)
Autumn in Kyoto - Day 2 (23 Nov 2013)
Autumn in Kyoto - Day 3 (24 Nov 2013)
Autumn in Kyoto - Day 4 (25 Nov 2013)
Autumn in Kyoto - Day 5 Final (26 Nov 2013)