toji temple in kyoto japan postcard

The highest pagoda in all of Japan. It stands at 187ft.

Toji Temple in Kyoto,  Japan has got to be one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to. I just had to share this picturesque, absolutely zen place with you. I am sure you noticed that there was no post last week. Truth be told, we were having too much fun in Tokyo and Kyoto before that. I had tried to write ahead, but l was so excited about the trip that l couldn’t concentrate.  We had also gotten the tickets rather cheaply, thanks to an error fare, so l was afraid the airline would realize their mistake and cancel our tickets. If l had made it public knowledge, then had to cancel, l would have looked like a schmuck..and would have been very angry :-) . I promise to fill you in on the trip once l am over the jet lag and can focus a bit. In the meantime, enjoy the postcard. This picture is from the gardens of one of the most famous temples. The Toji Temple in Kyoto. My goodness, there is a ton of them all over this little city. A ton! Temples and Shrines. It was impossible to fit more than two or three into our three night visit to Kyoto.  The only sucky part of the trip was that we missed the cherry blossom season in Japan. I was so looking forward to the burst of colors, but wouldn’t you know our timing was wrong :-( . I had read the best time to see them was early April, but those suckers bloomed starting March 21, so there was very little of them still around. We got to see some, but it would have been nice to see the full on bloom. As it was, my allergies were killing me, so maybe it’s just as well. Sayonara for now! :-) .

Any cherry blossoms in your neck of the woods? If so, did you enjoy them..or do you have allergies like yours truly?