The Philosopher’s walk is in eastern Kyoto. During the spring, you can walk from Nanzen-ji to Gingkaku-ji amongst the cherry blossoms. In winter, there is some green, but the greyness lends you to contemplation of the beauty that is to come.
Fushimi Inari-taisha is just outside Kyoto. The sprawling complex covers a forested mountainside, the paths marked by red torii gate that represent a transition to the divine. By the time you get to the top, you must be ready to go to heaven! Shortly after I took this photo, I left the main path and walked … Read More