Back in March when we went down to Osaka to have a reprieve from the aftershocks, we managed to spend a lovely day in Kyoto visiting Kiyomizu-dera.
And here is the photographic evidence.
This is me knowing exactly where we are.
Kiyomizu-dera was very impressive and the view over Kyoto was exceptional. Unluckily for us we could tell by all the budding cherry trees just how spectacular it could have looked in two weeks' time.
The Jishu Shrine is dedicated to the god of love and has two "love stones" six metres apart. It is said if you can walk between the two in a straight line with your eyes closed you will find true love. How nice.
One of the love stones.
The Jishu Shrine and pretty girls wishing for romance.