Arashiyama Winter Lights

IMG_2438First off, allow me to apologize for the lack of clear photos.  Night photography is not something I’ve had a lot of practice with, and neither do I have the proper equipment for it, something I hope to remedy in the future.  But in the meantime, here are a some images from the special lights put up around Arashiyama (part of Kyoto) only during December.


Interestingly, they had giant lights casting various colors at the mountain and surrounding scenery, making the whole area light up in interchanging colors.  Walking across the bridge, admiring the night view, it almost makes you forget how cold it is…  IMG_2441 IMG_2444 IMG_2448 IMG_2451

Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of this temple.  I’m so sorry.  But I was very surprised to see the mix of modern light technology with the older culture.  Somehow, I’d not thought that Japan would decorate temples in nontraditional ways.  It was very beautiful in person.  After that, we walked back down to see the bamboo forests.IMG_2467 IMG_2470 IMG_2482    IMG_2503  IMG_2513 IMG_2531 IMG_2550And ended with a late dinner of tempura udon.  It was a lovely evening out, and since the lights are only up in December, it seemed worthwhile to make the trip, even in the cold.

I’m sorry if these posts seem rushed.  I’m leaving to travel some more in a few days, so I’d like to get as many of these backlogged posts done as possible.


About secretforkeeps

Hello! I'm just an amateur blogger and photographer who enjoys travel and learning languages. I'm currently back in the US and use my blog to record my past adventures and plan for the future ones. ;)
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