Fantastic View Point
I had an opportunity to guide a family from Australia. It was such a beautiful day, and I wanted to let them, by all means, enjoy the amazing view of Kyoto city from historical site.
After visiting Nijojo castle upon their request, I took them to Nanzen-ji temple in the eastern area of the city. There is a gigantic gate at the entrance of the precinct, which is very famous for its size and majesty. We climbed up the stairs inside, very steep and dark, and finally got to the veranda with a perfectly panoramic view of the city. T
he veranda surrounds the gate building which enables us to enjoy the 360 degree scenery from the site. I took a great picture with their smiling faces against the temple hall and eastern mountain range.