Gosh! Time flies so fast. A couple of months back I was in Japan, visiting the beautiful city of Osaka and Kyoto. Guess what? I am heading back again to Japan, but this time, to the city of Tokyo.
I am so exciting! Looking forward to cherry blossoms and hanami parties :)
Anyway, since my flight will be leaving in a few hours, lets just go through some photos from my previous trip.
In Kyoto, we had the opportunity to visit Nijo Castle, the last place where the samurais stood. It was there, at this significant place that the Shoguns signed over their rights as head, to the emperor. That's where the Shoguns and Samurais era ended.
|Entrance to Nijo Castle|
|Signage at the entrance|
|Map of Nijo Castle|
|Gate Arch of Ninomaru Palace|
|Back view & Roof of Ninomaru Palace|
|View of Honmaru Palace from the top of one of the towers, which was burned down.|
|Close-up of gate|
|Walking down the another garden (I forgot the name) in Nijo Castle. Such beautiful colours of Autumn.|
|Houses in Gion|
|Beautiful Willow trees and Autumn leaves|
|A stream with beautiful housed covered with wooden blinds|
|Artists and wannabe artists seating by the riverside; drawing, painting, sketching the buildings in Gion.|
|A newly-wed having their wedding photo shoot session|
|One of the many stone walkways in Gion|
|Cutest post office in the world :)|
|Anyone knows what is spit-roasting?|
|A famous temple in Gion, know for its peacefulness and serenity ( I forgot what it's called)|
|Another building at the temple|
|A busier section in Gion|
We ended that long day walking pass the river and enjoying the sunset and cool air. It's been a beautiful day in a beautiful city.
|Sun is setting along the river|
|Sunset on Kyoto River|
- requires entrance fee
- train station stops right outside the castle
- historical place
- takes at least 2 hours
- lots of eateries and few temples and parks
- old section of Kyoto
- spend the whole day walking around