September 28, 2008

And Then There Were Four (Kasdan's Left In Japan)

Today, Mike's parents and sister headed back to New Jersey. We had a really great week together, and it was special just to show the family what our lives are like here.

Although they probably would have been content just to hang out with Jacob and Lauren and spend some good family time together, we did a good bit of touring around in Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto (twice), and they even took a solo day-trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima.

Here are some pictures from our second trip to Kyoto on Saturday (a truly gorgeous day). This time we went to the western part of Kyoto and the Gion district starting with the Heian Shrine, and working our way through parks and temples and shrines until hopping a bus back to Kyoto Station. It was a great day. We even managed to catch an impromptu wedding ceremony at Yasaka shrine.

And here is one of the more interesting non-temple sights of the day:

We capped it all off with a great dinner out and a big night of karaoke last night!

We are looking forward to any future guests who want to visit us!

1 comment:

bobarah said...

What happened to all of Lauren's hair!!! She looks so cute with her little bob :) I'm glad you had fun with your family. You guys always seem to go to the coolest places. When we are back next year I am going to pick you brain for all the good places to go!