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Cherry trees at night in Gion, Kyoto, Japan: an enchanted forest over a beautiful river.

The river is central to the city - meandering through the glorious cherry trees at night in Gion, Kyoto: photo by KITAYAMA Toma

Stepping-stones, Heian Jingu, Kyoto, photo by Soemmia.  I love this Japanese pond garden! So peaceful.  I can't wait to go back!

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“Naka Shin-en (Middle Garden), constructed in contains a Soryu-ike pond featuring the Garyu-kyo, a walkway consisting of stone pillars which were once foundation stones for the girders of the Sanjo Ohashi and Gojo Ohashi bridges in Kyoto

Tofuku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

東福寺 京都 Tofuku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan <- I've always wanted a little Japanese styled house!

Teahouse in Kyoto, Japan                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Hall lining the garden or courtyard. I like this one more than standard Japanese halls because the outside panels are glass instead of solid wood. You can still enjoy the outdoors on cold or wet days.