Southern Hidagishiyama is just a few minutes’ walk (or bike) from downtown Kyoto and can completely transport you into more natural and spiritual settings, through a plethora of Buddhist temples and contemplative walking paths.
We made friends with a few six-graders who were practicing their English!
And tried tasty treats of the many vendors near this area.
Just a few minutes up the road, you can change scenery yet again.
Past and present Kyoto.
Many locals dress in traditional clothes, including this lovely couple strolling through the bamboo forest.
After a beautifully misty day of sightseeing, we check out the narrow streets of Ponte-cho, lanterns restaurants and bars as far as the eye can see down its corridors.
6 thoughts on “Southern Hidashiyama, Kyoto”
Walking by those Buddist temples and the paths is so serene. Such beautiful architect. Makes you transported to another era. like the time of the Last Samari. The traditional clothing is so enchanting. Those tall trees are so mystical. Enjoy Love ya both God bless
I wish we could wear the traditional clothing too! Maybe a rental 🙂
were those Mochi treats?!?
No, those were large dough dumplings filled with local (Kyoto) beef 🙂