The photos I took in Kyoto are going to take quite a bit of sorting out. Whilst I am still on the laptop and with the memory cards filling up quickly, I’ll share a few of the photos as best I can over the next few days. Once I get back to Tokyo I can sort them out better and give a full update.
With the weather turning very nice in Kyoto, rather than the forecast rain, we went to Kiyomizudera 清水寺 to enjoy the fine view, the temple and the tourist shops that cater to both the Japanese domestic tourists as well as the many international visitors.
Today’s selection of photos are themed on the many girls who were wearing yukata and kimono around the Kiyomizudera area when we visited.
Most of the girls, ladies were very obliging and more than willing to have their photo taken. There were a lot of school children around as well who wanted to ask questions and take photos.
This next lady I spotted when I was inside a store. I came out and asked whether she would mind some photos. She was delighted to have some taken.
@Kimonobox hadn’t been back to Kiyomizudera since her first visit over 20 years ago, so she was keen to jump into a few photos with new made friends.
As we walked back down past Koudaiji, Yasaka-jinja and through Gion before getting to back to the hotel, we passed these ladies in Gion Corner. They were not dressed up for an outing, these are their work clothes. Understandably, they were not quite as keen to have photos taken.
This was a great day at Kiyomizudera with so many super sites. I have about 500 photos from this day alone and am keen to share them all with you. Once back in Tokyo I promise to post more about this day and the rest of the trip. By the time the trip is over the photo count might get as high as 2,000 !! Stand by.