Kyoto, Japan: The Most Magical Place in the Fall

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A year later and Kyoto in the Fall is still one of our most favorite trips we've ever taken together. Maybe it was getting to experience amazing {mainland} Japanese culture in the heart of old country, or the brisk, cool weather... or the food {that hot Soba was incredible overlooking the Oi River!}... or being outside all day long exploring the city and surrounding towns on foot with coffee and roasted chestnuts in hand... or bathing in the traditional onsen every morning and every night, wearing the hotel Japanese pj's {Cam was hilariously too big for his} and sleeping so hard in our super comfy tatami mat room after laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes. Maybe it was all of the above... and some. I realized I still had so many photos from that incredible trip that I had never edited or posted, and what better time to. If you ever get the opportunity to go to Kyoto or anywhere in Japan, please do! I mean it; Kyoto is the most magical place in the Fall.  What an absolutely amazing country we get to live in.


{all photos copyright @Amanda Marshall}

45 comments:

  1. Stunning as always Amanda. =) Have a great day! xoxo

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  2. The colors are so vibrant there! Wow!

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  3. Wow Amanda - every single one of those photos is breathtaking. I can only imagine what it was like in real life.

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  4. Wow those are such gorgeous photos!! Looks like an amazing place!

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  5. I wanna go see this in real life. Why is Japan so far from NYC?

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  6. This is absolutely breath taking!!!!!

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  7. Amaaaazing photos Amanda! Wish I had taken a trip to Japan this fall :(

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  8. I just love all the colours in this post. Here in South Africa we don't have so many trees that change colour, the leaves just fall off and die. Boring compared to the magic you were able to witness.

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  9. These photos are breathtaking! What a beautiful place!!!

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  10. uhm that bed thing look SO comfortable. these pictures are magical.

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  11. wow, its so neat to see what fall looks like in other cultures and countries.
    im also jealous of your picture taking ability :-) i'm just now trying to shoot in manual! Ah its driving me crazy!

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  12. I could say that the place is beautiful, but it wouldn't do it justice. My God, I felt so in awe while looking your pictures. I so need to go there.

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  13. Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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  14. I honestly had never really felt a pull to Japan before I started reading your blog (even though we've had many family friends live there and love it)... But now? I am aching to hop on a plane and see it all!

    Ah, someday :)

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  15. Those pictures are nothing less than perfect!
    I'm in love with the first one... the colors and the light, oh so beautiful.

    xoxo,
    Camila.

    http://camilagcarneiro.blogspot.com.br/

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  16. What a beautiful place! I want to visit immediately!

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  17. This looks incredible Amanda! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos :)

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  18. So beautiful! It's almost unreal, it's so beautiful!

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  19. wow this place is so gorgeous. I am so jealous you get to visit. maybe one day il get the chance!

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  20. So pretty! I love the one with the monkey on the roof!

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  21. Hey girl I am so jealous that you live in Okinawa! I lived there for six years growing up on Kadena Air Base. Love it there! I found your blog through "From there to here." So jealous. Live it up girl!

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  22. That place is magical. Love.

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  23. Love all the fall colors! And that mat looks like a cloud.

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  24. Wow, that really does look so magical. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. These are gorgeous pictures!!! Seriously, all frame worthy!!

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  26. Kyoto was by far my favorite city we visited when we were in Japan. Too bad it wasn't in the fall though, those pictures are gorgeous.

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  27. Is this for real? I can't get over how colourful all the leaves are! Makes me miss fall so much...GORG photos :)

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  28. Beautiful pictures! The leaves here are just starting to turn and I LOVE it. Fall is my favorite season!

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  29. Amazing photographs! Loving the amazing colors. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  30. My husband loved Okinawa when he was stationed there, and talks fondly about Kyoto. I hope one day he gets stationed back in Asia so I can join in on the fun!

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  31. and this is where you don't miss Santa Barbara. Stunning! Every fall I get kind of bummed that I'm missing out on fall colors like this.

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  32. Gorgeous pictures as usual Amanda :) That bed looks interesting. XX

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  33. Kyoto is one of those cities that I always wanted to visit, but not made it yet! Amazing pictures, such an amazing place!!!
    x

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  34. BEYOND gorgeous!

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  35. What beautiful photos! And how neat that you're able to experience the seasons in a new country. :-)

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  37. Hello!

    I was directed to this blog from Megan over at Across the Pond. I live in Japan now too (between Kyoto and Tokyo) and am also from Virginia (weird, I know)-

    Anyway, Kyoto is without a doubt one of my favorite cities in the world! Eating outside at one of the restaurants along the Kamogawa... so beautiful!

    I'm glad that Megan introduced me to your blog! Your pictures are are just beautiful!

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  38. Ashley,

    Thank you so much. And what a small world! (though I'm not from VA.. from SoCal! we just lived in DC for a couple years).
    Sending you an email! (:

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  39. i mean, im always super envious of alllll your adventures (and life in general)... but THIS..?!

    THIS is just not fair.

    period.

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  40. oh I absolutely love Kyoto. I went last June for a week and had the most magical experience

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  41. are you serious?? that can't be real?! those colors! oh my gosh!

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  42. goodness. reading your blog makes me miss japan so much. i'd love to spend just a few months there again.

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  43. Wow those colors are seriously amazing! What a beautiful place!

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