Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kyoto - Arashiyama and Kinkaku-ji

Back in august the family and I went to Kyoto prefecture, notably to Arashiyama and to Kinkakuji the Golden Pavilion.

Details of an old steam locomotive that was used in Arashiyama.

Roasting Chestnuts

On the latter part of the trip we visited the Golden Pavilion
about half an hour before it closed for the day.
Though this did provide very good light for taking pictures.

The upper floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

A close up of the phoenix that adorns the very top of the roof.
A heron patrols the island that the temple is built upon.

An interesting roof tile on one of the buildings on the temple grounds.