Famous Zen rock garden in kare-sansui (dry landscape)
style at Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto
is always one of my favorite countries to visit. I love the food,
fast & efficient public transportation, and the overall aesthetic.
this trip, I had my first opportunity to travel beyond Tokyo, visiting
Kyoto and a few small towns in the Japanese Alps. I particularly
enjoyed the serenity of the zen gardens and the quaint, older streets.
our itinerary for details on our travels.
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