K for Kyoto

From Hiroshima we trained it to Kyoto for the last few days of our Japanese travels. The cherry blossom was still in full bloom, and kimono rentals booming. The days were warm and sometimes wet, but good fun. Our first major outing was to Arashiyama, to experience the famous bamboo grove. After a little confusion about which way to head from the station (turn right), we ended up on a main street of a pleasant, touristy place. Unexpected rain then started to fall, so we went in search of an umbrella and coffee. Having successfully found both, we set off exploring Arashiyama. There is so much more to see besides the lovely bamboo grove, especially the fabulous gardens of Tenryu-ji, Okochi Sanso and Kameyama-koen.

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