233 - 15th September 2006 - Kyoto, Nara
Outside our hotel windown - The Kyoto Conference Centre - Famous for the Kyoto Agreement for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The enntrance way
Nice bright blue skies!
The Sanjusangen-do shrine
No photos were allowed inside - But there was an astonishing line of 1001 gold gilded Kannon statues
The bright red gates
Honen's Stone Monument - Build to commemorate the death of emperor Goshirakawa
Natural spring for ablutions
Through the red gate
Detailed dragon woodwork
A sneaky shot through an open window - just 20 or so of the 1000 statues
The giant torii gates at Heian-Jingu
A Kinki taxi to take you to a love hotel perhaps?
The front of the Heian shrine
In Nara - Our first night in a ryokan - Quilted matresses on the floor
A little tea set
Very nice it was too
The five storied pagoda
Reflecting in the night waters. Just after this was taken a strange man shook my hand with great glee and palmed me two bars of soap. I laughed for hours.