Anyone who gets a chance to visit Japan needs to include Kyoto on their list of places to see. Japan’s former capital city is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and it’s rich in religious and cultural history. After our trip there in September, I was thrilled to hear Phil wanted to go to Kyoto while visiting us.
Craig and I had a fantastic time revisiting some of our favorite temples, shrines and eateries from the last trip (especially Otsuka for wagyu beef and Takabashi Honke Daiichiasahi for ramen), and we ventured to some new sights as well. We stayed Otsu, just a few train stops from downtown Kyoto and overlooking Lake Biwa, another place I hope to get back to this spring or summer.
Here are some snaps from our weekend in Kyoto. It was our first trip with my new camera and I couldn’t be happier with how these images came out. Enjoy!