While visitors were stampeding toward the more popular shrines and temples, I had these beauties all to myself!

Thousands of waving cats welcome you to this off-the-beaten-path temple.

Thousands of torii gates make this Shinto shrine Kyoto’s biggest, and most beautiful, attraction. I enjoyed my second visit even more than the first!

I go mad for Macaques at the Iwatayama Monkey Park near Kyoto.

Even on the way back to the rental car agency, I couldn’t resist the urge to squeeze in a few more photos!

On the way back to Apollo Bay, a last look at all the places I wish I could visit again and again.

Heading west of Warrnambool for the petrified forest … and an enchanted one!