The cherry blossoms were out in Japan but paled compared to the beauty and poise of the women we saw them after we left the temple of Higashi Honganji.
Lucky us, after getting off the bullet train we grabbed our bicycles and toured around the back street of Kyoto.
A highlight of my trip was providing an opportunity for my son and I to take part in the ancient art of Yuzen Dying. This was bought to Japan in the 16oo’s and is still used today to decorate fabric including Yukata and Kimono.
Another highlight of Kyoto was the Manga museum and library. Bashful chose some American contributions to take to the faux grass reading area.
Bashful was starting to get a bit tired so our Ryokan (homestay) accommodation was very welcoming to him.
We leave the very, very beautiful city of Kyoto and my son leaves his new friends. Join us next time for the final part of our adventure, trekking through the mountains of Wakayama with a shopping for gifts stop over in the wonderful Osaka!