Sorry for another non beauty related post. Kyoto has got to be one of my favourite cities. It's got everything I look for in a city... culture, beauty, and of course, great shops. The city is also surrounded on three sides by mountains, giving spectacular views wherever you look.
View from our hotel room.
Gorgeous example of the greenery in Kyoto.
Front entrance of Kiyomizu-dera. Not a single nail was used to construct the temple.
Above are pictures of Ryoan-ji temple and gardens, famous for it's Zen rock garden. I felt so peaceful visiting this temple.
This is the famous Philosopher's walk. It's a cherry tree lined canal, which must look so gorgeous in cherry blossom season.
Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavillion), one of the most popular buildings in Japan. When we went there, we were completely surrounded by school children.
And last but not least, Nijo castle and gardens, with spectacular lake. My friend's husband proposed to her here about a year ago!