Okay, that's it for the temples of Nara and its environs. Now we're back in Kyoto. Here's a shot of a path behind Tenryu-ji, the Temple of the Heavenly Dragon, which is a Zen sect temple on the outskirts of Kyoto.
On the whole the Kyoto temples are newer, for the simple reason that Kyoto, the capital, bore the brunt of the urban fighting of the 12th thru 16th centuries. (Yes--centuries. These people got very good at killing...) Consequently many Kyoto landmarks were burned (repeatedly), looted (often) or sometimes razed (entirely), depending on who they were allied with at the time.