The Sanmon gate, a National Treaure, is the oldest and most outstanding Zen main gate in Japan.
The Osawa pond of Daikakuji is now a lotus paradise.
Here is the northernmost part of Kyoto city. This beautiful purple chrysanthemum, which was named “Kitayama Yuzen Kiku”, is a native species in this area and is now protected and brought up like this.
After the solemn “Daimonji Bon Fire”, a colorful evening event has come to Shimogamo jinja Shrine. Aug 17 – Sep 02, 2018.
Flowers of from summer to autumn. And they are one day’s flower that bloom in the morning and shrink in the evening.
How beautiful this cobblestone is! This walk pass leads to Otani Hombyo. Moreover under this there is a pond where lotus is blooming. And you will see a wonderful eyeglasses shaped bridge is crossing over.
If you have experienced a hot summer in Japan, you will remember this noisy cicada. So this sound essential in the summer of Japan. Especially this sound belongs to Black cicadas that can listen in western Japan including Kyoto.
In Kyoto city, there is a famous temple for lotus at the middle point to Arashiyama. Just get off at JR Hanazono station.
Very very hot summer in Kyoto, but lotus has been in good condition in bloom. There look a feeling of coolness to appreciate, but to climb up to the hillside you will sweat considerably.
Mitarashi Matsuri is the shinto ritual to pray for good health and longevity with a candle by immersing your feet in the water of the pond in the precinct at the Shimogamo Jinjya Shrine.