Kyoto

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Shrines are everywhere in Kyoto.

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A typical sidestreet in Kyoto.

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Shrines are everywhere in Kyoto.

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An average temple gate on an average Kyoto street.

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Down a side street toward a major temple

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Shrines are everywhere in Kyoto.

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Murakamiya Ryokan, our second dwelling.

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It is difficult to do justice to the enormity of the Kyoto Train Station

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A view up one half of one side of the Kyoto rail station

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Nishi-Otani Mausoleum complex

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Nishi-Otani Mausoleum complex

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Side street showing old architecture

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Trees are sometimes wrapped to protect them from the winter.

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A hillside intersection on the way to Kiyomizudera

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A sidestreet on the homestretch to Kiyomizudera

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The famous red buildings of Kiyomizudera

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The complex was crowded for First Temple Visit

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Another statue dressed against the weather

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Kiyomizudera

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Kiyomizudera

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A deck at Kiyomizudera

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Scott finds a quiet place to stand

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a smaller shrine at Kiyomizudera

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At each shrine was a bell to ring

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Ali on a deck at Kiyomizudera

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In the valley below the same deck, near the spring

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... and ascending from the valley with the spring

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Okuninushi-no-mikoto, a deity of love and marriages... with his rabbit

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statues are dressed against the winter

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statues are dressed against the winter