Kaga, Takayama, Kyoto


Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Playing dress up

Dinner time! We didn’t sit on the floor, but on short little chairs

Gold leaf wrapping class. We got to take home our personalized chopsticks

Maiko,meaning a apprentice geisha, she’s 15 years old

We stayed in a traditional Japanese inn, called a ryokan. They provide these yukata, like Japanese pajamas, you can where them in all the public areas of the inn, including dinner. You must wear the flap with the left over the right, otherwise, you’re at a funeral

Fushimi Inari shrine is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings

Walked into a random restaurant in Takayama and had Hida beef (a grade of waygu) sushi (in center of pic), along with miso, rice, and sides. All were amazing!

Nara Deer Park

Kasuga-taisha is a Shinto shrine. established in 768 CE. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine.

There’s a multitude of deer everywhere, and they will bow for a cookie.

The Buddha is 15 meters tall

Kyoto, Gisha District 

Eating hoba misoyaki in Takayama. It’s a speciality dish served on a leaf, cooked over open flame

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Kyoto sky tower

Kyoto train station

Kyoto lights

Traditional koto/japanese harp playing

Nishiki Market, full of delights, and people


We participated in a monk-led meditation as well as a tea ceremony

Nijo Castle

Thatched farm houses in Shirakawa-go, UNESCO World Heritage Site

...  in Kyoto, Japan.

in Kyoto, Japan.

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