Kyōto is cold. Colder than Tōkyō. That’s why December in Japan is known as shimotsuki, the frosty month.
We started with breakfast in the ryokan; in our room on the low table again.
Then we took in some of the sights in Arashiyama: Tenryū-ji (Zen temple and garden)…
…the bamboo forest…
…and Okōchi Sansō (gardens built by an early star of Japanese Samurai films).
Then a quick train ride to the Nijō-jō, or castle (dull) and the gardens (nicer).
Finally back for our final night in the ryokan. Walking back to the train station, we passed a park with a pretty bridge, and a camera crew photographing a pretty girl. I stuck my camera through the fence and took this shot.