In Kyoto, there is a place called Arashiyama.
It’s very nice, far away from the city centre and close to nature. I come here because of a photo I saw in my Lonely Planet book of the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
Of course, in the book, there are no other tourists, no mosquitoes, and the photo has been enhanced. (For the record, I edit my photos too.) It is a bit smaller and so a little less amazing than I thought it out to be.
Perhaps that’s why I don’t have too many photos for this post. There are supposed to be monkeys in this area too, but I couldn’t find them.
However, it is worth the visit because I come to Arashiyama for another reason as well… vegetarian food!!! Okay, maybe not as exciting for most of you. Wait for it…