We took a recent trip to Kyoto Japan to visit temples and also the Pokemon Centre and toy stores for my 8 year old son.

These are some WIW's and also a couple of photos of Kyoto near where we stayed in Gion.

I love Japan because of the amazing gardens and culture. This was my first visit in summer and it was hot and humid. If you have never been before, I would recommend spring and autumn as better times to travel. The bonus of Kyoto in summer and winter is that it is not crowded and you get to enjoy the zen gardens in serenity. However, walking up the hills to get to the temples was hot work as you climb many steps - photo 3 gives an idea and that is just to get to the temple, there are many more steps once in there.

1. Boho blouse, jeans and gold sandals and cap. Being very touristy, I purchased the cap on this holiday.

2. Linen t-shirt dress, gold rain jacket and gold sneakers. The students asked if they could have a photo with me and my son (they previously had made comments that he looks like Justin Bieber and loved his Yokai Watch t-shirt).

3. Crepe blouse, jeans and docs.

4. t-shirt and shorts in the zen garden.

5. Maiko walking down the streets of Gion (Geisha in training).

6. The children's parade in Gion.

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