The Western Hills, known today as Arashiyama or Saga is a beautiful area about 20 minutes west of Kyoto by train and much mentioned in Heian-era literature.
The large Osawano Pond at Daikaku-ji temple in the Western Hills is one of Japan's best spots for moon-viewing.
A Harvest Moon festival is held at Daikaku-ji temple each year.
Seiryoji Temple's tahoto.
A shady meadow near Jokakko-ji.
Ogura Pond between Nonomiya Shrine and Jokakko-ji.
View across Kyoto towards the Eastern Hills.