Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kyoto: Part 2

One of our days in Kyoto included a short train ride to Uji. This small city (of about 200,000 people) is home to one of our good friends Ben. It is famous for superior green tea and the temple on the ¥10 coin. 

This is what it looks like in person.

 Next, we visited some must-see attractions.

Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Temple)

Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion)

We also visited Ryōan-ji, which has a very famous rock garden, the International Manga Museum and the Gion district where we did not see one single Geisha.