Reflections of Chomyouji (頂妙寺)


Chomyouji temple in Kyoto is quiet and doesn't offer much for the casual tourist. You can't enter any of the buidings and there aren't any gardens. In fact, it's really just a glorified car park. Having said that it can offer a lot to photographers especially if you get there at the right time.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/30 second F/4.0 ISO 250 35 mm

It sits on Niomon Dori between Higashioji and Kawabatta. There's an impressive main hall and a couple of nice ginko trees and it's positioned perfectly to catch the evening sunlight, especially in the winter.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/125 second F/2.2 ISO 100 85 mm

It's a great place to stop if you want to experience authentic old Kyoto that hasn't been dolled up for the tourists.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 400 160 mm

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