From the North Side (Post Restoration)
For one year from April 2013 to April 2014, this over 1000 year old temple underwent restoration works to restore it more towards it's former glory. This photo is from my first visit to Byodoin since the completion of the restorations.
It is a condition of entry of Bydoin Temple that any photos taken there are not used for commercial purposes. The funny thing is: an image of this temple is on the 10 yen coin, and that's being used for commercial purposes every day.