Monday, April 13, 2015

Kyoto and the Cherry Blossoms

We loved having the chance to see Kyoto during cherry blossom season since it's such an iconic image of Japan. But when all is said and done, I've decided I prefer it in the fall with the fall foliage. Not to mention in the fall you have a much bigger window of time to visit and hotels don't totally jack up their prices. Anyway! Here is Kyoto:
^^beautiful Geisha!^^
Our time was short, but it was fun. We showed Sarah the must sees: Arashiyama, Gion, and Fushimi Inari Shrine
I made it to the top of the mountain this time and I would not say it's worth it ha ha. Just more Torii gates! J also was tired and needed water breaks for the hike.

So there you go! Kyoto. The essence of Japan.


  1. I love the buzz that Japan gets for cherry blossoms during this time of year. ... no pun intended!

  2. Omg i loooove those two pictures of the geisha's!!! We will definitely be going back to Kyoto in the Spring because we still have some stuff we want to do! I definitely LOVED it in the fall <3

  3. Your photos are fantastic! It looks SO pretty. I'm sad we went neither in the spring or fall...must go back!

  4. I agree, Annie, that third picture down is my favorite! Going to mainland in the spring is on my bucket list, for sure!!

  5. I would love to visit in both the spring and the fall, but if I had to pick one, the autumn colors win for me! Ahhh- it's so beautiful though! Can't wait to make our way there!