Sakura at Daigo-ji
This will be my last Sakura focused post for a while. The main Sakura season is coming to an end in most of the lower lying parts of Kyoto. You might still be able to find some good Sakura up in the mountains for a while longer.
Today's photo was taken 12 days ago at Daigo-ji in the Fushimi ward of Kyoto. This place normally blooms later than other parts of Kyoto, because it's in a cooler area, but this year it was earlier than some other places. Even without the flowers in bloom, it's still worth going to see this expansive and World Heritage listed Buddhist temple complex.
Diago-ji is about a 14 minute walk from Daigo station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway's Tozai line. If you're coming from near Kyoto station, catch a JR train to Yamashina and transfer to the subway there. If the 14 minute walk seems like too much for you (especially in Kyoto's hot and humid summers) there are shuttle buses from Daigo station.
While there's not much in terms of shops and restaurants around the temple, there is a big shopping mall on top of the subway station. When we were there recently, my wife and I really enjoyed the Curry Restaurant on the third floor of the Western building of the shopping mall.
This photo was taken in with a Nikon D700 camera and an AF-Nikkor 35f/2D lens with a circular polarising filter. It was captured as a RAW (.NEF file) and post processed with DxO optics pro. I made the following adjustments: Default camera and lens corrections applied; DxO Smart lighting applied; DxO ClearView applied (default); PRIME noise reduction applied; Blacks increased; Contrast increased; Microcontrast increased; and Vibrancy increased.