Here’s a small selection from the many photos I managed to take in Kyoto last weekend…

The red leaves of autumn are known in Japanese as “koyou“, and koyou viewing- particularly in Kyoto- is a popular passtime. Hoards of tourists descend on the big sights, but luckily I was able to find this “scenery plus flag” shot in a group of temples in the north, Daikokuji, that were relatively quiet.

Higashiyama and Arashiyama are the mountains to the east and west of Kyoto. I hadn’t been to Arashiyama before, but the colours were amazing!

More colours in Arashiyama

Kiyomizudera, in the Higashiyama Mountains

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Another cat photo!

Just one more cat pic, I promise. But this one’s the best.

The Gardens At Heian Jingu

Quiet Contemplation

Meeting Sonic In Osaka!