Arashiyama & Kyoto Travel Photologue

posted on: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Coming back from Thailand to post the Arashiyama & Kyoto photo diary. Its safe to say I’m a little behind on the travelogues & have plenty more coming.

Autumn leaves in Arashiyama, Japan.

Kyoto was the place I was most excited to explore in Japan yet it was the place we spent the least time in. Two weeks is definitely not long enough to explore this amazing country & I’m sure I could have spent two years in Kyoto alone without tiring of it.

Walking through old streets & bamboo groves, eating cheap udon & fried fish cakes, visiting historical temples & the catching taxis across town, Kyoto was easily my favourite place, something I knew even before I had been there.

Click through for more photos from Kyoto & Arashiyama & stay tuned for the last photologue from the land of the rising sun.

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A typical Japanese house in Arashiyama.

Quick udon lunch at Kameoka.
Arashiyama bamboo groves.

Torokko Saga station to the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

Japanese koyo, autumn foliage in Kyoto.

Torokko Saga in Arashiyama.

Steps in the temple grounds at Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto.
Katsura river in Japan.

紅葉狩 & 紅葉 in 嵐山 Arashiyama, Japan.

Japanese Tanuki at the train station in Torokko Kameoka.

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Tanuki (狸) at Torokko Kameoka. An extinct racoon-dog type animal, is said to transform into a human for two months during the spring to sing songs in amongst others in Japanese folklore

Arashiyama bamboo groves.

kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto.

Japanese soft cream in vanilla & green tea flavours in Arashiyama.
Tenru-ji Temple in Arashiyama with raked garden.

A lake in Arashiyama, Japan.

Old historic streets in Kyoto. Matsubara Dori 松原通 in Kyoto.

Kameoka town in Japan.

The lake that never dries up.
Anmintaku lake that never dries up at Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Anmintaku: the lake that never dries up, can be found at Kinkaku-ji

紅葉狩 & 紅葉 in 嵐山 Arashiyama, Japan. Kyoto photo diary.

A lake with koi fish at Tenru-ji Temple in Arashiyama. Kyoto photo diary.

The romantic train leaving Torokko Kameoka.

天龍寺, Tenryūji lake.
Koyo in Arashiyama, Kyoto photo diary.

Old historic streets in Kyoto. Matsubara Dori 松原通 in Kyoto.

紅葉狩 & 紅葉 in 嵐山 Tenru-ji Temple, Japan.

Katsura river. Kyoto photo diary.

The Golden Pavillion, Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

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The Golden Pavillion or Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺)

The streets ok Arashiyama. Kyoto photo diary.

Berris at Tenru-ji Temple.

Kameoka, Japan.

Autumn leaves along the Katsura river in Arashiyama, Japan.


紅葉狩 & 紅葉 in 嵐山 Arashiyama, Japan.
Mountains in Kameoka, Japan.

Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

A model of Kyoto.

Crossing a bridge in Kyoto.

Secret window doorway in Arashiyama.

Autumn leaves along the Katsura river in Arashiyama, Japan.

Old historic streets in Kyoto. Matsubara Dori 松原通 in Kyoto.
Kyoto streets. Matsubara Dori 松原通 in Kyoto.

Above: wandering the streets(while freezing to death)around Kyoto before nightfall

The train station in Kameoka, Japan.

紅葉狩 & 紅葉 in 嵐山 Arashiyama, Japan. Autumn leaves on the romantic train through Arashiyama.

天龍寺, Tenryūji temple in Arashiyama.

Autumn leaves in Arashiyama, Japan.

Old historic streets in Kyoto. Matsubara Dori 松原通 in Kyoto.

  • SheelaGoh

    I adore Kyoto and it’s been far too long since I’ve been there last. Thank you for sharing these beautifully curated images, they bring back many fond memories.

  • Nadiya Sloan

    Japan has always fascinated me. I hope to be able to go there in the next 5 years 🙂 Defo on my bucket list <3
    Thanks for this gorgeous photo diary. You've put a lot of work into it.
    xox Nadia

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  • Wonderful photos, I need to get my ass to Japan a.s.a.p. Though I don’t see this happening in the near future 🙁 .
    At least my bucket list won’t get much shorter any time soon 😉 .

  • These photos are just gorgeous! I hope that one day I get to visit this part of Asia as it is so beautiful – as is your blog 🙂 x

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  • Emma

    Love this! and your blog!

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  • Bian Sifredi

    Japan looks amazing and I really enjoy the pictures you take ♥

  • Emily

    Such beautiful pics! Definitely on my ‘must visit’ list!!


  • natalie

    looks so beautiful

    i cannot wait to go to japan one day


  • I loved, loved the pictures! You have such an amazing ‘eye’ for taking pictures! I followed you! (don’t know why I didn’t before!)


  • Stunning photos! Makes me want to fly to Japan right now. Looking forward to more of your travelogues!

    Also, thank you for the lovely comment over at my blog and for dropping by.

    Love, V.

  • OMG I’m sooo jealous that youu went to Japan! <3 Love all these beautiful photos!

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