難波の南蛮、戎橋の夷。

再会…

I paid a visit to my old city yesterday, my old neighborhood and the old mountains I got to know.  I could write so much about it, but I think I prefer to tell this story in pictures.

I used to walk by this gate every day, during my student days.

...and this was the road I took to walk home.

I had forgotten how incredibly busy this part of Kyoto is in autumn.  It seems like everyone in Japan comes to Sagano to take in the atmosphere.  The area  has been famous for centuries.

Arashiyama Park, where I spent many a Sunday gazing off into the distance.

 

I had come specifically to climb Mt. Ogura, the smaller, roundish-shaped mountain in the picture above.  It’s something I’ve done a few times before, and each time is a little different.

The view from a little ways up Ogura, looking away from the city.

Daihikakuji, a Zen temple in the mountains, as seen from Ogura.

Downtown Kyoto

There was so much in Sagano I didn’t visit or see, but I felt like taking it easy.  There’s no need to try and do everything at once.  I’ll be back again, all right.

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One response

  1. lordkelvin

    Oh thanks for the photographs, it really is like being there. It looks like leaf season has not peaked yet!

    November 24, 2010 at 1:45 PM

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