Tuesday, March 3, 2009

in kyoto


While many of my 10 days in Japan were spent navigating the highly efficient, though endlessly confusing (!), railway system in the pursuit of academics, I was able to squeeze in one glorious weekend in Kyoto. A city full of hidden treasures. Around each corner ~ a temple, a shrine, a garden, or a tea house. And I walked all over, probably covering no less than 20 miles on foot! Along the way, I would poke my nose into the many ceramics shops for which Kyoto is famous, or indulge in a cup of green tea and a sweet, some black sesame ice cream, or a warm bean paste cookie. There were just so many wonderful things...and so much more to share. I promise!

4 comments:

Style Court said...

Oh you have no idea how much I love this. Beautiful! The flowering branches in the previous post -- amazing! What a special trip. Can't wait to see more.

glp said...

it is a sincere dream of mine to go to japan and i am thrilled to see these glimpses of your journey! they are gorgeous.

Janet said...

Thank you both! It really was a special trip. Lots of hard work, but some many rewards too!

columnist said...

Kyoto is utterly gorgeous. We managed to hit it during the peak of sakura, which made it utterly enchanting. Close-by Nara is also beautiful, and both are a perfect antidote to the frenetic Tokyo, the fast bullet-ride away.