Here is the summary of the things I did in my Japan 2008 (Kyoto, Osaka et Nara) trip:
Note: Italics shows that I didn't saw the inside
Here are my picture albums from Japan in 2008. Each picture has descriptions to understand what is shown.
The first three are about the cities I visited.
The fourth contains pictures of objects I brought back from my trip.
The last one contains pictures of Pompom, our trip mascot !!!
Here is the Pompom story:
We were climbing (you must always climb to visit places in Kyoto) to the Kiyomizu-dera
The road is packed of souvenir shops, and a small kid points to a small statue saying: "Pom Pom ! Pom Pom !"
His mother tells him something like "Yes yes" and the kid continues "Pom Pom ! Pom Pom !"
This scene made me laugh, and discover these statues.
I learned later on that they were in fact a Tanuki.
The kid must have called it Pom Pom because of the Pom Poko film.
There were plenty in many places we went: I must have taken "only" a third of them!
Do not hesitate to ask questions about the pictures.
Slideshow of 76 pictures of my trip: