Arashiyama’s back street walkways made a great hike if you could ignore peeking into temples and being distracted by restaurants and tourist shops. Continue reading An Arashiyama hike
When I meandered on the back laneways of Kyoto’s Arashiyama, I came across a tiny burial ground. Continue reading Cemetery amongst the trees
I’d seen countless photos of Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest, but still I wanted to go and see it myself. Crowds strolled through the pathway stopping to take photos as I did. Staring up at these giant sentinels was worth the trip until my gaze returned to eye level. Continue reading What was it about the Bamboo Forest?
A wide path followed Arashiyama’s Katsura River. Below, boats for hire glided up the river, but I walked on that steamy summer day. Luckily, shade from the lush vegetation provided some relief. Continue reading By the Katsura River
While hoards of sightseers flooded the main thoroughfare heading towards the Bamboo Forest, I wandered back streets heading in the opposite direction and discovered there was more to admire than just the forest. Continue reading Gems on the way to Katsura River