This is our last full day in Kyoto. Poured rain last night and today until around noon. We were then able to get out and about. Visited a few temples near the apartment. Other days have been destination visits around Kyoto proper. Tomorrow is a mini travel day. Will take the train to Osaka’s Kansai Airport. Will check into the hotel at the airport since our Vietnam Airlines flight to Ho Chi Minh, the next morning, leaves around 9:00.
Ecclectic photos today, all color based. The kimono clad women were visiting temples. In past visits you seldom saw women in kimonos. We were amazed how
many young women and men are dressing in traditional clothing to visit temples this trip. Traditional culture interest seems to be making a resurgence with the young.
No one grows orchids like the Japanese. All over Japan you see these amazing orchid plants. They are not plastic. I suspect that some white ones might be dyed colors, especially the blue ones.
We stopped at a tea room around 2:00 and had a double treat, food and gazing upon their adjoining koi pond and garden. Some of these fish were approaching 36″.
Won’t post for the next two days. When we arrive into Ho Chi Minh, we change planes and get into Da Nang about 8 at night. We aren’t checking into the Nam Hai in nearby Hoi An that evening and waste a day at the beach. So, we will check into a hotel in Da Nang that first night and check into the Nam Hai at 1pm the next day so we get a full day.