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The Bamboo Grove
Just outside of the Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan lies this spectacular pathway. Getting there just after sunrise it is still quiet minus the knocking of the bamboo in the wind. I found it to be very peaceful. I will change my profile photo to a sulfide I took there later to give you a more accurate perspective. Right now I'm staring at my second Statue of Liberty in Japan. Double freedom!
Arashiyama is a district located just outside of Kyoto. This area is more rural and less touristy. This great rickshaw driver gave us a ride around. He plays American style football so this is part of his training. In the immense heat he never tired. When I asked what he ate to keep up with this rigorous job he replied "not much". He was so polite, funny, and happy!