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Friday, August 31, 2012

A Glimpse of Old Japan, in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan Photo by myself, in Kyoto, Japan.

A young woman dressed as a geisha walked down one of the picturesque streets in Kyoto, Japan.

Some of the streets in Kyoto are lined with traditional bars and tea houses, where geishas and geisha apprentices entertain visitors.

Kyoto is a very large city, located a couple hours outside Tokyo. Just a few streets away from the above photo were high end, modern shopping malls and streets teeming with people and taxis.

We had a lovely time walking about this city, if only for a couple days. It's been a long trip, though, and we'll be happy to return home.

Kyoto, Japan One of the narrow historic streets at night. Lanterns are hung outside eateries and bars, inviting visitors inside.

Kyoto, Japan Shrines and temples are scattered throughout the city. The above shrine was precious.

Kyoto, Japan Two geishas conversed. Parasols provide protection against the bright summer sun.

Related posts: Greetings from Tokyo, Highlights from Japan, Part One, and Highlights from Japan, Part Two.


s.c said...

Great pictures. Like the views of old Japan.

biebkriebels said...

Lovely pictures of the old Kyoto, must be a big contrast with the modern part.

James Wei said...

You have quite captured the essence of the region. So elegant and graceful.

RedPat said...

Super post, Kitty!

elsie said...

i am a little obsessed with geisha's - your photo's are dreamy!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! The first picture is amazing!