Downtown Kyoto

Spellbound by the beauty of the use of roof tiles and wood panels on Kyoto’s traditional Japanese buildings, I was disappointed this unique architecture did not transpose on to its modern structures. In fact, some of Kyoto’s modern buildings were down right ugly.

Kyoto Post Office
Kyoto’s post office

I had a job finding any tasteful modern architecture beyond Kyoto’s Museum and at the other end of the same block, the post office and they weren’t exactly new.

Kyoto City Hall
Kyoto’s city hall (formally the Bank of Japan) struck me as an eye sore