Kyoto take 2 December 10th 2011 Hello,
This is called Kyoto take 2 because my first attempt went very wrong.
We went to Kyoto on Saturday 10th December with Ben's boss and his family, it was really good fun. We drove so didn't see much of the city but we did get to visit some gorgeous Temples and Shrines.
We visited three temples Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, and Byodoin.
Kinkaku-ji is the golden temple, it was absolutely ... read more
Asia » Japan » 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