Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kyoto Snow!

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It snowed on my last day in Kyoto! I took the bus over to Ginkakuji to see the beautiful gardens covered with snow.

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It was so incredibly dreamy!

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Philisopher's Path.

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The snowy view from breakfast at my hotel.

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And then it was time to get the Nozomi Shinkansen back to Tokyo. I'm noticing a pattern, I always almost tear up with happiness on the Shinkansen trip back to Tokyo after a nice trip because I feel so lucky to be able to live in this incredible country. Something about travelling, being in between places, watching snow covered rice fields and red glistening brake lights pass by, listening to the clicks of beer cans being opened by Salaryman, all this teamed with the exhaustion of a trip, and a Shinkansen wine...such happy emotional times.

Love you Japan.
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xoxo


22 comments:

  1. Looks dreamy Eb, I love the snow, except when I have to drive or walk long distances... of course the boys love it! boys love a snow fight! No snow here...yet!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Oh, yes, I passed some young bows having a snow fight in Kyoto. I was sure they were going to throw one at me and as I walked past I was rehearsing my Japanese to condemn them!

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    2. i've been hit a couple of times, and once there were boys were throwing snow balls to hurt me! lucky i was in my car...

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  2. So beautiful, thanks for sharing. Here in London we just have rain and then more rain. I love your blog.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope it snows in London soon!

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  3. Your photos bring back fond memories of a February trip to Kyoto about a dozen years ago. Whatever the season, Kyoto is a magical place! Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I'm so happy you could enjoy the pictures. Kyoto is indeed magical!

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  4. Kyoto looks gorgeous in the snow I wish I could have seen a snowy Kyoto. Thank you for sharing your photos.

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    1. Hopefully one day you can see a lovely snowy Kyoto and take some nice pics! Thank you for your nice comment!

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  5. This looks beautiful! I love the tsubaki tree covered with snow! It is such a poetic image!
    I've been told by my Japanese friends that the situation in Tokyo is difficult right now.
    Please stay safe! :)

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    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thank you so much for your nice comment.
      Yes, there has been a lot of trouble caused by the snow in Tokyo and nearby places, I hope everyone will be okay.
      xoxo

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  6. WOW, looks like they do a much better job of clearing out the streets than they do here in Oklahoma. It looks beautiful thanks for the images. Makes me want to remember to take pictures when we get snow I always remember afterwards...

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    1. Hello Estela,
      Ha ha. I'd love to see some Oklahoma snow pictures! Yes, please remember before the snow melts next time ;)
      It's not so easy with an umbrella in the freezing cold trying to take photos of the snow though! ha ha.
      x

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  7. oh my goodness, ebony, you don't know the jealousy i feel seeing these photos~ they're beautiful! kyoto looks absolutely magical in the snow! oh what i would give to see this once for myself...
    (though tokyo was beautiful in the snow as well^^)

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    1. Goodness, imagine YOUR photos of Kyoto in the snow. They would be absolutely mind blowing!
      xoxo

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  8. looks magical! thanks for sharing them!

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