It was almost time to leave Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. My legs were tired after some six hours of walking on a thirty degree day, but I had to stand on Togetsu-kyo Bridge. Continue reading Last stop, Togetsu-kyo Bridge
This Buddhist temple was set in quiet grounds in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. The site was once a mountain villa, but was later converted into Seiryo-ji Temple. Continue reading Seiryo-ji Temple
Away from the temples and the Bamboo Forest, was Arashiyama’s preserved area. It was the best laneway to spy some of Kyoto’s finest old style houses. Some even had the traditional thatched roofs. Even more surprising was that not one of the hoards of tourists who stepped into the Bamboo Forest, was here. Continue reading Arashiyama’s finest old houses
There were several ceramic shops where exquisite pottery was on display that I passed while wandering the back lanes of Kyoto’s Arashiyama. One that caught my eye however, didn’t have a name, at least not in writing that I could read. Continue reading An Arashiyama potter
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?