Monday, December 2, 2013

Fall Beauty in Kyoto

While everyone was raving about fall temperatures and colors back at the end of September, I was still beaching it up everyday in Okinawa. Finally, I get my turn to rave about the beautiful fall colors this year. Kyoto, Japan is absolutely gorgeous, especially in the fall with all those vivid red Japanese maples. We had such a great time with our friends Shannon and Scott (besides it being much colder than what we were used to ha ha).

The first day we rented bikes from our hotel and stopped at various temples and shrines throughout the city: Kyoto has hundreds of them: it was the one city spared from WW2 bombing because of all its historic buildings. At the end of each night, I relaxed in the Japanese onsen (public baths) in our hotel. Victor wasn't much of a fan, but I loved it so much.

 ^^Our trusty bikes^^

What a beautiful place. If you only go one place in Japan, it needs to be Kyoto. It's everything you imagine when you think of Japan.


  1. I didn't know you even owned a coat anymore! Looks absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful! Those orange pillar things are very beautiful.

  3. OMGOMGOMG! Kyoto is stunning this time of year!! Those fall colors are all kinds of dreamy! i seriously CAN'T WAIT until next week!! Where did you stay and where did you rent your bikes? I think that's an adorable/affordable idea! ;D

  4. lovely place & pictures! and that picture of you and Victor - bam! postcard picture or Christmas card.