Today is the last day of Golden Week. It’s a series of consecutive holidays in May that are known collectively as “Golden Week”.
We decided to take a two-day trip to Kyoto during Golden Week this year. So, in early morning of May 4th, we took a fast but comfortable 新幹線 (bullet train) to Kyoto. We stayed in a nice hotel that overlooked 琵琶湖 (Lake Biwa), the largest lake in Japan. And we took the bullet train back to Tokyo in the evening of May 5th.
We had a really good time and got to see many of Kyoto’s famous sites.
Here are some of the photos I took:
We took this 新幹線 (bullet train) to Kyoto from Tokyo on May 4th.
View from the bullet train window.
Even the local trains were a bit different from Tokyo’s.
The famous Fushi-Inari Temple in Kyoto.
1000 torii gates at Fushimi-Inari.
Wisteria at Byoudou-in
The famous Byoudou-in Temple in Kyoto.
This temple is shown on the backside of the Japanese ¥10 coin.
Our hotel had a lovely view of the largest lake in Japan: 琵琶湖 (Lake Biwa).
Delicious dinner at our hotel. 近江牛 (O-mi-gyu Beef)!
The second (and final) day of our trip (2015 May 5th), the weather was much nicer!
The famous 嵐山公園 (Arashi-yama Koen) in Kyoto.
many people wear kimono in the ancient city of Kyoto.
The famous 金閣寺 (Kinkaku-ji) Temple is covered in gold.
6PM on May 5th, 2015 at Kyoto Station to take the bullet train back home in Tokyo.
京都駅 (Kyoto Station)…we had a good time!