Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
The Philosopher's walk in Kyoto is so named after a philosophy professor - Nishida Kitaro, who used to walk along this cherry tree lined canal for his daily constitutional.
We started at the Ginkaku-ji (Silver temple) end and wandered down until hunger got the better of us and we stopped for a bowl of noddles & tofu - a specialty of this part of Kyoto.
Although it must be spectacular during sakura season, we really enjoyed the quietness, incredible greens of the trees in early summer, little cafés & shops and glimpses through doorways along the way.
Hiki recently did the same walk. You can see it through her eyes here.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
I'm back from my travels, after having to cut short my trip to Japan to go to New Zealand for family reasons. Still, I had a superb few days and took lots & lots of photos.
The food was incredible and I was lucky to have a very disserning guide to show me some of her favourite Japanese foods.