The third day, we were up pretty early in the morning to catch our shinkansen to Kyoto. We ended up touring Kyoto that day visiting four different places.
|From the shinkansen|
|Heading up to Kiyozumi-dera Temple|
|Elizabeth and my room at the New Miyako Hotel|
|Dinner at Man in the Moon, an Irish Pub.|
The fourth day, we took a train from Kyoto to Nara, to Nara Koen.
|Octogonal Hall near Kifukuji Temple|
|Looking up under the gate at Todaji Temple|
|Elizabeth and many of the lanterns at Kasuga Taisha|
|They had a dark room where the lanterns were lit.|
|I live waaaaay out towards the center of the photo.|
We also visited the Imperial Palace gardens. We were pretty much only able to see the Edo Castle ruins in the gardens before they closed the gardens. The castle ruins gave us a bit of a view of the area.
|Panoramic view from the Edo Castle ruins. (Scroll to get the full picture)|
|This and the above picture gives a 360 degree view. (Scroll to get the full picture)|
The seventh day, Tami, Jean and I went to Tokyo Union Church for worship and then they headed out to Narita to catch their train.
What a great week it was. I realized I didn't take as many pictures as I thought. It's all good and I was blessed to have friends come visit. I am also grateful to Naoko, Elizabeth and Rie for helping me arrange parts of this week.