20 December 2016

Festival float with lanterns

They were playing an ancient music for Gion Matsuri Festival on the float illuminated with beautiful lanterns.

06 December 2016

Offerings at festival

There were a lot of offerings to three portable shrines of Yasaka Jinja Shrine at Gion Matsuri Festival.

27 November 2016

Splendid lanterns

Gion Matsuri Festival is held on 17 and 24 July in Kyoto. And on 14-16 and 21-23 July, as a prelude, festival floats are displayed on the streets with beautiful lanterns.

14 November 2016

Tasteful lighting

This is the entrance of a restaurant at Gion, which looks more beautiful with a lantern for Gion Matsuri Festival.

30 October 2016

Dusk at festival

Kyoto was beautifully illuminated with lanterns at Gion Matsuri Festival.

24 October 2016

Transient beauty

The lanterns were celebrating Gion Matsuri Festival in Kyoto in the twilight.

20 October 2016

Beautiful temple gate

The main gate of Kiyomizudera Temple was really beautiful in the twilight.

12 October 2016

06 October 2016

Awesome view

This is a view from Kiyomizudera [Kiyomizu Temple], in which you can see the upper part of Yasaka Pagoda.

27 September 2016

Exquisite craftsmanship

This is the roof of a historic gate of Kiyomizudera Temple, where I can find an exquisite craftsmanship.

25 September 2016

Tasteful simplicity

This is a gate of a sub-temple of Kiyomizudera Temple, which may look simple but must be tasteful.

22 September 2016

Beautiful belfry

This beautiful belfry is one of many historic structures at Kiyomizudera Temple.

20 September 2016

Feast of colours

The feast of a vermilion pagoda, green trees and the blue sky was really excellent at Kiyomizudera Temple.

17 September 2016

Gate to the mystery

This is the gate of a sub-shrine of Kifune Jinja Shrine. This sub-shrine was filled with mystic air.

12 September 2016

Aesthetic stairway

This is the stairway to the gate of Kifune Jinja Shrine, which I think is one of the most beautiful steps in Japan.

23 August 2016

Small shrine in the forest

You can meet some small shrines in the forest when you walk from Kuramadera Temple to Kifune Jinja Shrine.

15 August 2016

Path in the woods

This is the path between Kuramadera Temple and Kifune Jinja Shrine. As you see it's not an easy way.

09 August 2016

31 July 2016

Quietness at the temple

This is the main hall of Kuramadera Temple. It was filled with the quietness of nature.

29 July 2016

Architectural beauty

This is the main gate of Kuramadera Temple, which exhibits architectural beauty of historic structures in Japan.

25 July 2016

Surrounded with nature

Kuramadera Temple is located in the mountain in northern Kyoto, showing the harmony with nature.

20 July 2016

Quietness in the twilight

After the sun set a lot of tourists disappeared rapidly in Arashiyama.

09 July 2016

Small local shrine

This is a small shrine in Arashiyama. It is not a tourist spot but loved by local people very much.

29 June 2016

Historic house in Kyoto

There are many historic houses in Toriimoto area in Kyoto and it's pleasing to stroll from Arashiyama to Toriimoto.

24 June 2016

Moss garden

This is a small moss garden at Nonomiya Jinja Shrine which is a small shrine in Arashiyama.

16 June 2016

Photographers on the bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge is not an ordinary bridge providing tourists with the opportunities to take pictures.

12 June 2016

Graceful bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama may not be grand but it is certainly graceful.

31 May 2016

Bridge with a view of fresh verdure

You can enjoy a beautiful scenery of fresh verdure crossing Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama.

12 May 2016

Scaring enemies away

This is a Nio statue at Hoshakuji Temple. I was saddened to see how badly it was damaged.

01 May 2016

11 April 2016

Autumn splendour

I enjoyed glorious autumn colours at the gate of Hoshakuji Temple.

08 April 2016

Pagoda in autumn

This is a three-storey pagoda of Hoshakuji Temple. The temple is located just near the border of Osaka and Kyoto.

21 March 2016

Going in the valley

A charming tourist train of Sagano Railway was running in a scenic valley.

12 March 2016

Going along the river

This sweet tourist train is operated by Sagano Railway between Arashiyama and Kameoka.

24 February 2016

Going over the valley

This sturdy rail bridge spans Hozukyo Valley near Arashiyama. It's surprising the bridge works as a station as well.

15 February 2016

Going down the river

Hozukyo is a valley famous for boating. It is close to Arashiyama.

02 February 2016

The river at dusk

The boats were resting on the river as the dusk deepened at Arashiyama.

04 January 2016

A tree and a pagoda

I thrilled at the view of a beautiful ginkgo tree and a pagoda of Horinji Temple in Arashiyama.