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Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Castle With Interior Moat Giant Crab Rock Garden View Over Kyoto Parade Walking Past Torches Walking Into Torii Tunnel Golden Statue
Parade Walking Past Torches After the torches were set up, a parade came by with hand held torches and walked up to the city square.
Tags: fire, Japan, parade
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Festivals in Kyoto > Parade Walking Past Torches

Bridge Over Bay Our train ride along the coast often had nice views of the ocean, but for a few seconds, we rode over the ocean. (This is the Yura River)
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Matsumoto > Bridge Over Bay

View Over Kyoto

This is the view from the top of the Kyoto train station.  The reflection is caused by the large plate window.  The Tokyo
Tower (on the right) is helpful for figuring out where you are.

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John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Trip to Japan > East Kyoto > View Over Kyoto

Tour Group Walking Up Tour Group Walking Up
Tags: Japan, temple
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Tour Group Walking Up

Real Golden When you arrive, you are coraled into viewing areas, each washed by waves of tourists.
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John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Kyoto Temples > Real Golden

Golden Pavilion Late In The Day Golden Pavilion Late In The Day
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Golden Pavilion Late In The Day

Rock Garden This is the Zen Garden in Ryoan-ji. From the viewing platform you attempt to see all 15 stones, but only 14 (or fewer) are visible from any position. This fifteenth century garden has all sorts of tricks. The far wall isn't even close to level and gives you a sense of depth from the forced perspective. The trees behind the back wall all have seasonal version (Cherry blossums, or falls colors, evergreen or deciduous.). The garden runs roughly east to west and the viewing platform is on the north side so the shadows change over the course of the day.
Tags: garden, Japan, zen
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Kyoto Temples > Rock Garden

Swing Bridge This is the end of the long spit of sand - the ocean rips through here when the tide changes. The boat traffic (tour boats, fishing boats) into the harbour has to wait for the swing bridge to open.
Tags: bridge, Japan
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Amanohashadate > Swing Bridge

Sponsors Visible Each Torii is sponsored. The Sponsors is written on one side of the Torri so the Torii are clean going in and the credits run on the way out.
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John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Sponsors Visible

Walking Into Torii Tunnel Walking Into Torii Tunnel
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Fourth Trip to Japan > Kyoto > Walking Into Torii Tunnel