martes, 11 de octubre de 2011


Last weekend I had the chance to visit Kyoto 京都 , one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the former capital of Japan until 1869, right after Bakumatsu or the final days of Edo period, a really interesting time where finally Japan ended its isolationist foreign policy.
I read somewhere that Kyoto was one of the main objectives of US goverment during WWII as the target of his infamous atomic bomb because it was the actual intellectual center of Japan and its population could better understand the significance of this weapon.  As we all know today, the bomb was drop in two other cities and today we can admire Kyoto's monuments almost as they were 800 years ago.
Here there are some pics I took during these 3 days, pics that show the most traditional face of this captivating and both lively city.