Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rokuon-ji Temple Gardens, Kyoto, Japan - Wordless Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, November 10, 2010

Rokuon-ji Temple Gardens, Kyoto, Japan
Wordless Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, Weekend Reflections,  November 10, 2010


  1. It looks calm and beautiful.
    It must have reflected how you are right now.
    Best wishes to you.

  2. Beautiful picture, Carmen, and the view is gorgeous..Hope you're feeling better every day!

  3. Wow...just simply gorgeous.

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  4. great shot. love the reflecctions!

  5. that's beautiful carmen!

    glad you're ok now!

  6. How gorgeous is that, what a beautiful and crisp reflection.

  7. I really like the calmness of this view.

  8. beautiful shot
    mirror image

  9. Wow, this is so beautiful.


    Water seekers cannot get
    Too much moisture, too much wet;
    Though they seek both far and wide,
    They will not be satisfied
    Till their eyes behold a place
    Filled with water, every space;
    Lovely stuff, that H2O—
    Water, water, let it flow!

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  11. Hi Carmen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Wow, you have been to Kyoto. Yes, Rokuonji is the proper name of the temple but many Japanese call it Kinkajuji. I guess you took a picture of temple covered with gold.
    Have a nice day!

  12. Very nice reflection. Beautiful capture.

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    rainfield61 -
    That site in Kyoto was one of the loveliest spots I've ever seen!

    Icy BC -
    I wish I'd had more than a day in Kyoto. That trip covered three cities in seven days, entirely paid for by my Japanese hosts, air, hotels, etc. I went to teach about child forensic interviewing. Fabulous trip.

    That beautiful site in Kyoto is serenity personified. I just couldn't believe its beauty.

    Janis -
    Besides that lovely mirror pond, there is an incredible Golden Pavilion, a Buddhist temple at that site.

    Ayie -
    I am slowly on the mend, getting better day by day. Glad you liked this lovely reflecting pond.

    Poetic Shutterbug -
    I just wish I had been able to spend more time at Kinkaku-ji and the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, and it is one of 17 World Cultural Heritage sites in Kyoto. We were there for a couple of hours but really didn't get to spend much time in Kyoto itself.

    Lesley -
    It really is a serene and soothing place. I was totally mesmerized.

    sm -
    Isn't it an incredible spot? I hope, someday, to return to Kyoto as I only got to visit that one site and the area is full of historic and beautiful places.

    eden -
    Beautiful, indeed. I consider myself blessed to have been able to see it.

    Magical Mystical Teacher -
    I liked your "Ode to Water" very much!

    Y. Ikeda -
    The Golden Pavilion was so beautiful. Sadly, I didn't have much time in Kyoto. Arrived one day, visited Kinkaku-ji, then had dinner at a lovely outdoor spot with a brook gurgling beside it. We stayed at the Royal Oak Hotel in Shiga and I lectured at the medical school the following day and lunched at a fabulous hotel overlooking Kyoto Castle. Then it was off to Akita for three days and more lectures.

    Shiju Sugunan -
    Isn't it an incredible spot? I was overjoyed to be able to see it.

  14. Beautiful picture, Carmen! A perfect reflection :)

  15. Breathtaking capture and stunning reflections! Really superb, Carmen! I love it! Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!


  16. Muza-chan -
    I am so fortunate I got to see that lovely site in Tokyo on my whirlwind week in Japan which included an overnight in Toyko ( I'd been there for five nights a couple of years before ), three nights in Shiga/Kyoto and three nights in Akita.

    Sylvia K -
    So happy you liked this photo - that and the Golden Pavilion had me totally mesmerized.

  17. Wow... This quite a place !

    I love those japanese gardens : this art is so magnificent...

  18. Beautiful garden reflection!

  19. It couldn't be more perfect than this!