View of the Hozugawa with Mt Hiei in the left background. Vantage point on the grounds of Senkoji 千光寺.
Temples, shrines and other "traditional cultural sites" aside, Kyoto is a modern city like any other in Japan, and in certain areas, large apartment complexes (danchi 団地) dot the sky line. This is in the Rakusai section of Nishikyo-ku.
Part of the Heian Shrine in Okazaki.
Kyoto from Kiyomizu temple in the Higashiyama area.
Walk way to Koto-in 高洞院 within the precincts of Daitokuji 大徳寺. While not as famous as Daisen-in, this is one of my favorite places in northern Kyoto. Very quiet and unassuming sub-temple.
The garden at Koto-in 高洞院.
The Kamo River, looking south from Sanjo Bridge.
Kyoto's old city walls from the Momoyama period have largely disappeared over the centuries, but a few sections survive.
Some of the younger citizens of Kyoto out on the town at Shijo-Kawaramachi. This, too, is Kyoto.
Famous walk way in the Shirakawa section of Kyoto.
Building in the Pontocho section.
Street in Shirakawa.
Torii gate at the Kamigamo Shrine.
Stairs, Kiyomizu temple, Kyoto
Votive lights floating down the Katsura River during the Obon period in Kyoto.
Old inn on the Kiyotaki River, Kyoto.
The bridge leading to Saimyoji. Takao, Kyoto
Kemari players at the Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto.
Kemari player's attire.
Clay bells with carp designs. Kyoto.
Tofukuji grounds. Kyoto
Ema and crane dedications. Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto.
(Ema are wooden plaques upon which people write their wishes. The thousand crane streams serve the same function.)