Japan, Chapter 3: Kyoto August 30th 2010 Ah Kyoto, land of temples! In fact, there were so many temples and other things to talk about, so rather than drone on and on about each one, we will leave you simply with a photo montage of our 3 days in Kyoto.
Let's do a quick highlight:
1. Geisha- we saw many and they were beautiful!
2. Temples - to say the least, we were templed-out at the end!
3. Daimonji Festival - Lighting the mounta ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more