After Takayama Matsuri I headed back to Kyoto and its amazing atmosphere (but full of tourists) for another week to explore the city. Rather than describe my five-day visit to Kyoto, which would be very long and not necessarily the most interesting, I made a photographic selection of the places and things that have struck me most during this week full of wonder.

Sanjûsangen-dô and its 1001 statues and the Ponto-cho area

Les jardins - Sanjûsangen-dô - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

 

Kiyomizu-dera temple

 

 

Détails - Temple Kiyomizu-dera - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

Kodai-ji temple and et its small bamboo forest

 

 

Petite bambouseraie du Temple Kodaiji - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

Animations and Hanami at Yasaka sanctuary and Maruyama park

 

Danse show in front of Heian sanctuary

 

 

 

 

Fushimi Inari Taisha

 

Chemin fait de milliers Torii - Sanctuaire Fushimi Inari Taisha - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

Arachiyama and its bamboo forest

 

Bambouseraie d'Arachiyama - Quartier d'Arachiyama - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

The temple of the Golden Pavilion

Ryoan-ji temple gardens

Shimogamo jinja sanctuary

The silver pavilion temple and the Path of philosophy

 

Jardin du Ginkaku-ji (Temple du Pavillon d'Argent) - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

 

Shinbashi-dori road

Ruelle Shinbashi-dori - Quartier Gion - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld

Some food experimentations

Nikuman de Kyoto (pain fourré) au boeuf et à la bardane (plante) - Kyoto – © Claire Blumenfeld