27 November 2011

One month's difference

Shinjuku Gyoen, late November

Shinjuku Gyoen, late October

13 November 2011

Autumn colours in Yamanashi

These photos were taken at Fish On, a private fishing pond near the town of Tsuru in Yamanashi. Read more about the area here.

3 November 2011

Walking from Otagi to Adashino in Sagano

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji and Adashino Nenbutsu-ji are two temples tucked away in the hills of Sagano, on the western outskirts of Kyoto. It takes about 15 minutes to walk between the two temples, along a road lined with old thatch-roofed houses and restaurants. It's quiet, secluded and off the beaten foreign tourist track.

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji is a temple in the Sagano-Arashiyama disctrict on the outskirts of Kyoto. Read more about it here.

Tenryū-ji and the Sagano bamboo grove

Tenryū-ji (天龍寺), a temple in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The karesansui (枯山水) or dry garden at the temple

A picture of Daruma, a Zen master, in a room of the Ōhōjō building

Kōyō (黄葉, autumn leaves) at Tenryū-ji

The bamboo forest behind the temple