Kyoto Late Afternoon


On the last day of our visit to Kyoto, when we were exhausted and almost decided not to see anything else, we decided to try to see Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion.  Just as the sun was beginning to set, much to our surprise, there were huge crowds of people streaming toward the entrance.  We quickly realized why.  In the late afternoon sun, Kinkakuji is truly golden and mesmerizing, shining so brightly it is almost difficult to look at.  What a perfect ending to our trip to Kyoto!