Actually, it wasn’t too difficult to find a bit of peace in Arashiyama. After we walked out of the bamboo forest and into nearby Kameyama Park, we found it straight away.
I wouldn’t say that autumn was in full swing at the time, but we enjoyed a few trees that were giving up their colour.
We walked down the hill to the Oi River, and there we found ‘fire’ and water side by side.
Quite a few people on the water enjoying the scenes.
But we were content to wander along the relatively quiet paths and enjoy the scene on dry land.