Photos of Kyoto in the Rain
We pretty much traveled all day on the 9th to get to Kyoto. This town is amazing so far. That picture in your head about what Japan must look like is pretty accurate. Sure there is still a normal downtown and lots of modern looking buildings, but when you get to the back streets and around the temples it looks like time stood still (except for the cars & telephone poles).
This was a hard day to shoot. It was pouring rain all day and by 4pm I was miserable and cold with soaking wet feet and a tattered map. We had a wonderful tour guide for the first half of the day, Keiko. She got us out to the western edge of town to see things we would never have managed to get to on our own. After she left we went on to another temple and then hopped on a random bus that claimed their destination was Kyoto station (near our hotel) and hoped for the best. It was a good call actually because we discovered that there are 3 sightseeing buses that go around town and stop at all the touristy parts. All for $2.20 per ride… I think we’ll have to get a pass for the day because with 20 stops that could really add up.
(no adjustments done on photos yet – sorry)
Our guide Keiko