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.