Further away from the main tourist area we came upon a nice place that did seem to attract a few people in the know when it came to truly nice places off the beaten path. It will have to stay secret to you know since I can't remember the name but perhaps if walk around Kyoto you too can enjoy this beautiful garden.
The path from the entrance brings you along this rock garden on the left with buildings on the right. They required an extra admission fee and we weren't really interested in going in anyway.
If this is the path to the bathroom you gotta know the rest will be even better-
There is one medium sized pond that the gardens surround-
Considering we were at the tail end of the of the cherry blossom season there were plenty of them to be seen-
Just past the gardens was a thick bamboo forest-
With a little bit of a hike, made harder by carrying Aki on the back, a nice view of Kyoto could be had among the flowering trees-
Walking down from there brought us to the most beautiful moss ever. That seems like a strange sentence to me.....
But just look at it! A perfectly carpet of moss. I am sure people maintain this, and the rest of the garden, meticulously while people aren't looking-
Yukino swears that what leaves and flowers you DO see on the grounds of gardens like these have all been intentionally placed in position.
Perhaps it was a museum inside....
Still in the compound-
One can only imagine how old that wall is-
I wouldn't mind living here-
A good place to take a picture of our car me thinks.....
Another residence typical for this area of Kyoto-
One more installment coming up and then it's time for our trip to a ninja village!