Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama is a picturesque area about 20 minutes west of central Kyoto by train and famed for its cherry blossom and Autumn foliage. It is also known for the Togetsukyo Bridge (Moon Crossing Bridge) that spans the Oi River.

Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge

Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge.

Arashiyama Oi River

Arashiyama's Oi River.

Jokakkoji Temple Meadow

A shady meadow near Jokakkoji Temple.

Ogura Pond in Arashiyama

Ogura Pond between Nonomiya Shrine and Jokakko-ji.

Jokakkoji temple

View across Kyoto towards Higashiyama.

Jokakkoji Temple Belfry

Jokakkoji Temple belfry.

Gioji Temple

Gioji - a retreat for discarded concubines of Taira Kiyomori in the Heian period.

Nonomiya Shrine Torii

The black torii of Nonomiya Shrine at Arashiyama.

Daikakuji Temple Hills

The large Osawano Pond at Daikakuji temple near Arashiyama is one of Japan's best spots for moon-viewing.