Kimono's PicturesBuddha Time (Nikon D5300)
There were three things on the list today in Kyoto. We had to visit the observation tower which no self respecting Japanese city as without from our current experience of three Japanese cities. We had to visit the huge Budda at Ryozen Kannon and we had to visit the Market at Nishiki. There was a lot of walking today as Kyoto is quite large and despite all the places looking really close on Google Maps, hey all took about 30 minutes of walking to get to each which tends to really dampen the spirits in hot sun when your feet hurt. However we did pass through the Gion district where you can catch a glimps of Geisha, which we didn’t (of course) but we did catch a lot of people in Kimonos.The impressive thing about the Buddha is that you can see it from the observation tower with the naked eye, so it’s not small.
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Temple Life (Nikon D5300)
Today was quite a bit of trek. Starting off at the fish market in Tokyo, then heading off to the Hamarikyu Gardens, a boat to Asakusa and a walk to the temple at Senso-Ji and then the Sky Tree. In fact the day really started when we tried to get into the Imperial Palace and failed because you have to book in advance which caused us to change plan and head for the fish market... of course. If the Imperial Palace is closed to us them the second option will inevitably be a fish market.
The market give me a few chances for candid shots that I have been trying out, but the weather wasn’t helping being so overcast. Still there were a few chances at the Temple which appeared to be less like a Temple and more like an overgrown tourist attraction. Still, I’m sure some people still take it seriously. This snap was from the Temple where you did stumble across women in kimonos, these two were getting a selfie taken in one of the really popular blossom trees.
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