Kyoto, Part 2

Katsura Rikyu - an emperor's summer villa.
Saiho-ji temple. Also known as Kokedera, or the "moss temple."

Kyoto, Part 1

A california roll, in Japan!
And the temple walk begins.



The only not delicious food on the whole trip. We learned later that these are chopped up fish. Although when the waitress described them she made a gesture to her stomach, which worried us a bit.
Kenroku-en - one of the top 3 gardens in Japan. The meaning of the name is interesting if you look in that website.
The train station in Kanazawa had an entrance building that served no real purpose, but was interesting.



On the road to Shirakawago.
Much of the trip "through" the mountains was through them.
Shirakawago is Williamsburgy without the peanut soup.
Once out of the mountains the snow turned to rain.