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Looking out over the trees to Kyoto city in the distance

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A view of a pagoda

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The steps up to a shrine

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A small shrine

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At the entrance to Nijo-jo, Kyoto Castle on a rainy day

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Outside a shinto shrine

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A pagoda

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The fascinating temple complexes have a real sense of peace.

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Water to wash your hands at a shinto shrine

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The cherry blossom is beautiful in the spring time

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Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavillion, is a magnificent sight at the edge of the lake

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The steps leading up to a shrine