Last minute opportunity afforded me a 5-day visit in Kyoto, Japan. Since it was my first time on the East Hemisphere, I knew it would be intense and rather touristy trip. Hence, I decided not to haul my full frame 4lb 5dmkII with extra lenses... That was a difficult choice but a reasonable one. Armed only with my tiny Rebel and a single prime lens (38mm equivalent) I resolved to focus on the simple tourist snapshots... BUT, who can resist beauty of this place! Here are a few personal impressions from the magical Kyoto.