Catching the bus to Kinkaku-Ji
Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
95Trip End Apr 12, 2013
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We went all the way round once and then decided to do it again as it was free to re-enter, just so we could get some better photos. It's a lovely area to walk around although the highlight is most definitely the temple.
From then, we got the bus to Nijo Castle which is another of Kyoto's iconic landmarks
We then went to see Kiyomizu Temple which was up a very high hill and is very pretty. It gives quite good views over Kyoto and has lots of little things which you can go and look at or in. It's a very popular place for the Japanese to visit, particularly since the Cherry Blossom has bloomed so there were a lot of people around.
The temple is also famous for having a floor which juts out from the rock and was built with no nails at all.
This made our bus ride back take much longer as we had to wait ages in the cold for a bus empty enough for just a few of us to squeeze onto. I'm not sure how long we were there but it was quite a while. Finally we got on a bus and went back to the station.
We bought a gift for Keiji as a thank you for everything he had done for us and then went back to the ryokan and rested a tad. We then headed out to the same Okonomiyaki place as last night and ate there for dinner. It's still just as delicious as ever. I have made a promise to learn how to make it when I get home to get into my Japanese roots more (in the kitchen at least).