Today’s tour was nr. 3 of the Kyoto Walks which went through the Arashiyama-area (in the north-west of Kyoto). It is – just like the rest of Kyoto – full of temples, parks and historical sites & sights. The main-streets are covered with souvenirshops, but you get used to them. Every secondshop or so offers a snack-for-free, so that makes it OK.
The tour went passed the Tenryū-ji-temple..
At the back of the garden is a bamboo-forest. When you take the north-exit of the park (not the main-exit), you go through it. It must be a bit scary, when it is dark…
After that bamboo-forest is the Ōkōchi Sansō, built by the Japanese actor Denjirō Ōkōchi, famous by the scar on his face (at least that is the impression I get after viewing the little museum).
And at the end of the tour a free cup of real green tea with a Japanese sweet awaits you. I’m slowly getting addicted to that stuff – the tea, that is.
The rest of the pictures I will upload to some online photobook later today: I’ve got already some 300 pictures. Man, I need a real camera!