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... running away. Well done, you've outwitted a dear. Anyway the main attraction here is the Big Buddha, an unsurprisingly enormous statue of Buddha housed in an even bigger temple complex.
This is my final stop for Japan as I jet off to Colombia tomorrow, and I arrive the day before the World Cup. Happy days. However while it has been a tad exhausting to see as much as I can, it is with a bit of emotion that I'll depart this beautiful part of the ...
... we went straight north along the river to visit the Ginkakuji Silver Paviliion temple. Just outside the temple was a sakura-covered canal. The gardens surrounding the temple are magnificent despite the large crowds at this site. This was also the first rock garden I saw in Japan.
Our return ride included a detour around the Kyoto Imperial Palace ...
... busy streets, in search of something delicious for dinner.
The first option we came across, which I had trouble passing, was Godiva chocolatier. This place sells massively expensive designer chocolates, and for a very reasonable price will make you a very decadent hot chocolate or chocolate milkshake. We bought 2 milk chocolate shakes, and 2 caramel chocolate shakes, and while I loved the milk chocolate one, and Angela and Isabelle loved ...
... This was a must-see for me. Also because of the novels by 萬城目學. fox plays an important role here. I was amazed by all these Torii and other temples in the mountains. I actually hiked for two hours around the whole Fushimi mountain. Almost lost my way, but managed to complete the round trip.
Then I biked north, passing Meiji Shinshya, another famous Shinsya, trying to find the path of philosophy, ...
... walk was much longer than expected
but totally worth it. At the half way point there is a decent view
over Kyoto. We stopped there as we were short of time and headed to
the hotel via Gion road and Ponto cho. Gion road was kinda cool with
a whole lot of older style houses, but I think that it would have
been much better at night. At the time we were there (3pm) there were
heaps of miniature trucks delivery food to the restaurants, racing
down the narrow ...