Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Autumn Leaves 紅葉

In spring we enjoy pink trees (I have yet to enjoy it yet, though, I will in a few months time). In autumn, we enjoy orange trees. One of the popular destination is Arashiyama (嵐山) in Kyoto. The viewing period around here is mid November to mid December. It was 見頃 (Migoro -- viewing time) when I went there last weekend.


Hankyu transfer train #1.


Transfer train #2. Katsura station. XD


Queueing to get out of the station. =_=;;

Following the people to get to the river. Definitely will not get lost, everyone's heading the same direction.. XD Pretty view, right?


The food stands were so crowded. Didnt feel like sitting in the crowd.


Bought an "Aki Dango" though. ¥100.


The famous Togetsukyo (渡月橋 -- Passing Moon?) bridge at the background. Some of the trees are leaveless though. Is it sakura? The pigeons were flying in groups. So pretty.


Geisha? Or a cosplay? Not sure.


Passing through this small garden to go to Tenryuuji temple. There are restaurants inside. Actually wanted to eat the Tofu there. Kyoto's also famous for the tofu?


Sitting at the balcony of the temple while viewing the pond and the background. So pretty, and I love the tatami feel. I could just sit there all day... ~o~


I like this railing design.


See those orange leaves... *o* So pretty...


Just on the left of the Tenryuuji North gate. You can't miss this. It was stunning... I wish I charged my camera.


Took the train to Nijo-jo station, to transfer to Karasuma Marutamachi station. This is pretty big. The mall behind has a cinema too.


Rainbows! I haven't seen one for a long time. Took several pics of it at different places.
This is taken at the Kyoto Gyoen (京都御苑), a big park surrounding the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Too bad you need to make reservations days before to enter the palace. It's not open everyday, and many people visit, too.


There were patrol cars going around the big park. It's seriously so big and anyone can enter it freely... How can they guard the whole place really...


I saw 2 trees like this. *o* The fallen leaves are pretty...


Well, it gets really dark at night, there are barely lightings. Time to go home. It was so freezing that my hands and feet hurt.


Bought from Kyoto. Shinsengumi chopper. A papercraft of Kyoto cart. Actually I like the "Machiya" better, but it's just square, easy to make by yourself if you want. But this one.. the wheels have detailed holes *o* And a pretty postcard for a friend. I should've posted it from Kyoto, eh... orz

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