Japan is way up high on my travel list due to its fascinating society, culture and architecture. Due to the great distance however I have not really considered going there so far. For that reason it was very convenient to be sent on a work assignment to east Asia where I managed to spend a free weekend in one of Japans most important cities - Kyoto.
Being the center of Japanese power for over a thousand years has left the city with a tremendous amount of historical buildings such as castles, temples and traditional townhouses known as machiya. In fact, the city holds about 20% of all national treasures of Japan.
In this article I'd like to show some of the images I managed to take although the weather was overcast and rainy for the entirety of my stay. This piece includes only little text with some essential descriptions of the displayed places.