Such is the beauty of Kyoto and the profundity of Japanese faith and culture enshrined within its limits and in the forests and farmland beyond, that it can sometimes feel a little unreal being there. Little wonder the poet Basho once wrote over 500 years ago…
Even in Kyoto
Hearing the cuckoo's cry
I long for Kyoto
Here we catch a few glimpses of that beauty as guests of County Hall Arts explore the city including the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and its striking path of red torii gates.