Still unpack my stuff, change cards n currency in my wallet, and realize I still have couple of ¥10. Thinking about it now, when you’re far away from Japan, I can say I’m proud I went to visit Byōdoin Temple. The temple wasn’t really crowded so you’ll get the atmosphere that you wish for when you visit this kind of place. So... when in Kyoto, go south and visit Uji. And bring green tea back home as your merchandise 😊💓
Everybody busy “freeze” the moment and so I captured them 📸
One of reason why I love autumn and already miss it; beautiful sora (sky) 💓
Memorable night in Gion.
The famous street in Osaka
When he insisted to take me to Osaka Castle and didn't have any expectation of autumn colors... but look at that!! Kalau kata orang kite; lagi ranum-ranum nya 🤪
Officially successfully family portrait 😜
Awan kinton?! ☁️😱
Not visiting Fushimi-Inari-Taisha in this trip. Because: 1) Me and Le Hubby went to this place separately (and he didn’t finish the trail, obviously!). 2) Fuben (inconvinient) for Sora. These are the remain photos I have (accidentally format my 💻). To be honest, it took a loooooooong time to get this photo (unless you came early morning or in the evening). I DO encourage you to FINISH the trail! Most people only stop here; taking good photos, do 1000 selfies, and then go back. It gives you more than that! You can find many giant Torii standing once you walk uphill, a serene pond, little cafe along the way to take a rest and nearly at the end of the trail you’ll find temple who serves match-making God (ehm @nfswln 😜).
Tetsugaku-no-michi, also known as Philosopher’s Path. Named after Japanese philosopher (also professor in University of Kyoto), Nishida Kitaro. He used to walk the path to the uni while practicing contemplation (walking meditation). All those tree along the path are Cherry Blossom Tree. So, imagine this historical Path look so lively during cherry blossom season )^o^(. PS: If you have time, do walk from Nanzen-ji to Ginkaku-ji (or reverse)! In between you can visit Eikan-do, Honen-en, cute shops, cafes, and this path along to Ginkaku-Ji. Well, you need 1 day to enjoy this area 😉
Ginkaku-ji, officially named Jishō-ji. Mostly known as Silver Pavilion. It’s a Zen Temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto. Even though inspired by Ginkaku-ji, this temple doesn’t made from silver (some said it will look silver-ish during full moon, reflected from sand and pond around it) So, are you Silver/Gold? Mine is Silver!
Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion) from uphill.
Another Zen Temple in Kyoto. Though the official name is Rokuonji, Kinkaku-ji Temple famous known as Golden Pavilion. Does is really made from gold? Those top two floors covered by gold leaf. No wonder this place always packed with visitors. Doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, cloudy, rainy, spring, autumn or snowy (you name it!) it always give different ambience. The harmony between pond, trees, temple and sunlight make this place worth to visit in all seasons.
Golden Pavilion in every angle. Compare to my previous visit 2 years ago (afternoon visit), the best time to avoid “cendol” condition is.... come early morning. The rest is goodbye 👋🏻 😆
Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street. A historic street along the way to the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple lined by traditional townhouses (machiya)—now mostly become shops & restaurants. It has been preserved in the style of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
This garden inside Tenryūji Temple area is... beautiful! If only all people who visit only can see it from inside the temple, sit and enjoy the view from there (there are two options tickets; garden only or include the temple) that would make the ambience feel different. Tenryūji is the most important temple in Arashiyama; ranked 1st among the city’s five great Zen temples, also registered as a world heritage site. Did you know that unlike the temple, this garden survived in its original form from centuries?