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A glimpse of old Japan

Kyoto is much better explained through photographs than words. We spent three days exploring the temples, gardens and historic streets of Japan’s old capital city.

Gardens at Ginkaku-ji Temple, better known as the Silver Pavilion.

A brief bout of snow at Nijo Castle.

Koto-in Zen Temple at Daitoku-ji. One of our favorites.

A zen garden at Ryogen-in, Daitoku-ji.

Lanterns light the night at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

A feathered guardian at the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji.

Ginkaku-ji Temple.

Mount Fuji symbolized in sand at Ginkaku-ji Temple.

A pagoda piercing Orion at Shinyo-do Temple.

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7 responses

  1. Hilary

    Wow, beautiful. Thanks for capturing and sharing. I’m in awe just looking the photos. I can only imagine what it felt like to be there. One day!

    February 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  2. Kaitlyn

    I request a photo of four of my favorite people together on the other side of the world in an upcoming post soon please and thanks ❤

    February 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  3. Jesse Littlefield

    The gardens and architecture are beautiful!

    February 20, 2011 at 1:30 am

  4. Chet Thabault

    Hello Steph & Nate! Great photos – hope the trip is going well. Plese post more “food shots” and of course photos of you both enjoying the local spirits!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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