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.
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.
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.