Day 149 – Arashiyama, Japan
Today we headed for the outskirts of Kyoto to enjoy Japan’s natural beauty. We took a train to Arashiyama, an enchanting town located near the hills. I was thrilled to spend my Birthday walking through bamboo forests, enjoying gorgeous Japanese gardens, and appreciating the scenic beauty around me. During our walking tour of Arashiyama, we visited the historic Tenryuji Temple which was designated a World Heritage site due to its spectacular Japanese garden. Being in nature and seeing Japan’s more rural side was amazing. I could only imagine how gorgeous Arashiyama is during autumn.
(Tenryuji Temple and Garden)
(Other scenery during our walking tour of Arashiyama)