Scenes from Japan: Kyoto and Nara

After 4 days in Tokyo, we headed west for Kyoto and Nara. Relative to the modernity of Tokyo, Kyoto is considered “old Japan”, and it is absolutely picturesque.

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Kyoto street
West meets east
Silver temple ginkakuji
Ginkaku-ji (Silver temple)
aoi matsuri hollyhock festival
People gathering for Aoi Matsuri festival
Japan parade Aoi matsuri hollyhock festival
A hollyhock float amongst the trees
geiko maiko geisha
Spotted in the Gion district

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Deer Nara
The wild deer of Nara. Don’t let their sweet faces fool you…they are aggressive!
todaiji Nara
Todai-ji, a Buddhist temple in Nara
Ice cream kyoto
Ice cream break: black sugar, currant, and green tea!
Monkey Kyoto
Iwatayama monkey park
arashiyama
Bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Kyoto
kyoto
Kyoto ❤️🎌
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