Kyoto Tower Observatory

At 131m, Kyoto Tower (京都タワー) is Kyoto’s tallest building. The observatory is at 100m and offers a great view on the city.

Above, rainbow.

Above, Kiyomizudera Temple.

Above, Mount Inari.

Above, Kyoto station.

Above, Mount Hiei.


Kyoto walk: Imperial Park / Kamo River / Higashiyama

Above, Imperial Park.

Above, one of the gates to the imperial palace.

Above, Kamo River.

Above, cherry tree in early bloom.

Above, Yasaka Shrine.

Above, geisha in Higashiyama.

Above, Yasaka Pagoda.

Above, migawari monkey charms.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

On my last day in Kyoto, I went to the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha). It is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto, famous for its thousands of red torii gates along a series of trails that go from the base of Mount Inari to the summit.

Above, fox statue at the entrance to the shrine.

Above, the name of the individual or company that donated the torii is inscribed at the back.

Above, at the summit of Mount Inari (233m).