On a recent trip to Japan, I was fortunate to stay a few extra days to explore Kyoto and Tokyo. When exploring a city, I try to walk to as many locations as possible to get a better sense of place. I was fascinated by the sense of order as I walked towards the first temple.
It was easy to loose track of time in the beautiful zen rock garden.
Once in the inner market, I quickly discovered most stalls had sold their fish and were cleaning up for the day. Fortunately, there were still a few vendors open, allowing me to take photographs.
Tenno-ji, originating in 1274, is a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism and has a large bronze statue of Buddha that was created in 1690.