Readings & Meanings:
Kyoto is filled with tourists.
I'm keeping an observation journal on the Rhinoceros beetle.
Last week, we went to visit the Kannon shrine (and pray).
見 is the radical.
On the left, we have the phonetic element. It's a simplification of the element in 觀.
In that former form, the left-hand element has 艸 (grass), two 口 (mouths), and 隹 (short, squat bird). So think of a flock of these birds crying in a marsh.
But now the grass and the mouths have simplified down, almost as if you were looking down at them from a bird's-eye view. Think of 観 as viewing objects in a "circular sweep."