Monday, April 6, 2009

4.7.09 Katsura Detached Palace

Today we visited Katsura Detached Palace, the old Imperial Palace here in Kyoto. It was 70 degrees and sunny (finally) so it was a great day to go see it! We go in small tour groups, so it was just 4 of us from our class, and a bunch of senior citizen Asians - a great group! All the paths in these gardens are carefully planned, and frame certain views of the gardens. They were careful to place trees and other things in the way so that you couldn't experience the garden all at once in a single view - interesting technique!