Currently I am in Kyoto and today my boyfriend and I enjoyed the zen gardens of the Hogon-In temple in Arashimaya, Kyoto. Originally established in 1461 by Hosokawa Yoriyuki who was the noted deputy of the shogun during the Muromachi period (1336-1573). It is a small but majestic sub-temple within the large and beautiful Tenryu-ji temple, a UNESCO historical site. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the zen gardens, lush, quiet, serene, delightful and free of crowds early this morning. The real footage and the real juice is yet to come from my Canon camera but here is a tasty prelude. My smart phone really doesn’t do this place justice, Although I hope it inspires you nonetheless…Japan really is better than you could imagine, so get over there and experience it!