On the third day of our Kyoto trip, we ventured a little farther outside of town to Arashiyama.
After the dwelling, we toured the gardens, which included this pool with frogs.
Finally the garden spills into the main attraction: the famous Arashiyama bamboo forest.
However, since inside this building people buy peanuts and bananas to feed the monkeys, they don't tend to stray very far. Peek a boo!
But it was well worth the hike. Unlike every other temple in Kyoto, this one was absolutely empty. We were the only four people in the area, so we just wandered around at our leisure. It was a completely different experience from the rest of the trip.
And the view of the valley from up there was incredible.
'Twas a rainy but peaceful day.