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Posts tagged arashiyama

Dragon ceiling

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Tenryuji had closed by the time I arrived so I couldn’t enter to see the The Cloud Dragon on the ceiling of Tenryuji’s Hatto. However, there is this dragon in an outer building that can be seen before or after hours.

Watching the day fade away on the Hozu River (保津川)

arashiyama Hozu River 保津川

Hozu River from the Togetsu Bridge (渡月橋) – Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

嵯峨野竹林 (Sagano Takebayashi)

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Sagano’s bamboo forest path

Japanese couple in the Katsura River

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Arashiyama – Kyoto, Japan

Japanese photographer and the bamboo path

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Kyoto’s bamboo path as captured by a Japanese photographer

After taking this photo the Japanese man featured here turned around and apologized for ruining my photo with his presence. I told him not to worry, that I was taking his photo in the scene as I already had a photo of the scene without any people. He smiled.

Playful Buddha statues in Arashiyama

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Buddha statues between Tenryuji and Togetsukyo Bridge

With the heavy tourist traffic between Togetsukyo (渡月橋) and Tenryuji (天龍寺) an otherwise missed tofu restaurant attracts lots of attention with these curious statues of the Buddha next to their parking lot. Here is a photo from the same statue garden from a different season.

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