It’s been a while since I was in Japan, but I still haven’t shared many of my photos. There’s a reason for that: My camera was broken on a Balinese beach about 10 days before, and we had to resort to taking photos on an old iPhone. On top of that, it was overcast the whole time we were there, so the light was terrible for taking photos. However, I decided to share some of photos from a day in Kyoy after having a little fun with photo editing apps.
These photos are from Kiyomizu-dera in the hills above Kyoto. We absolutely loved every minute of our time there, especially at this massive Buddhist temple complex.
We took a lot of photos at the entrance without even realizing that much more lay ahead.
Because this is a very old Buddhist temple, there were some big Buddhas:
The hills surrounding Kiyomizu-dera are said to be gorgeous in the spring when the cherry blossoms and Japanese maples show their colors. They were pretty amazing just in their summer green tones, too:
There were so many little details to be observed, like these girls buying something for luck:
And the hand-washing stations with clean, cold water from the springs below:
And this beautiful sculpture discreetly placed among bent over, staked trees along the paths as we exited.
We were blown away by our short stay in Japan and are really looking forward to returning one day, if Japan airfares are reasonable. Have you been to Japan?