Since arriving in Japan, walking these paths had been on Lori’s list of Life Goals. With the slender bamboo trunks swaying in a gentle breeze, we marveled at our delectable surroundings.
This less visited rural village in Kyoto was exactly what Lori and I were hoping. Our desire was for a slow-paced amble through the quiet countryside and Ohara came through big time.
If you travel anywhere in Japan, visit here. Right up there with Mt. Fuji and Miyajima, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto is one of Japan’s crown jewel tourist destinations.
This isn’t a run-of-the-mill Far East pagoda. I’ve been to a lot of Japanese cities, and all of them have had tiered towers pointing to heaven. However, none of them had one like this.
As one of the most acclaimed locations in all Japan, Lori and made sure to stop by the red gates of the Fushimi Inari-Taisha on our tour of Kyoto by rental bike.
It is a shame to miss taking outstanding photos of remarkable places. The Fushimi Inari-taisha red gates are some of the most recognized and stunning walking paths on Earth.
Lori and I nearly missed this awe-inspiring destination on our whirlwind bicycle tour of Kyoto’s most famed historical shrines and temples.
Does this dog really need polarized goggles and a denim jumper to go outside? Absolutely, if he has any hope of making a striking statement in his numerous social circles.
For me, the idea of leaping off a 13m Edo period stage isn’t all that frightening. What makes me nervous is the sudden stop when I would hit the ground. The pay-off could be worth it, though.