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... through the house with many other people you could just hear the echoing of the squeaking floorboards.
Another beautiful Buddhist temple is called Kinkaku or the Golden Pavilion. Gold foil on lacquer covers the upper two levels and a shining phoenix that stands on top of the shingled roof. We had a beautiful vantage point from across the body of water that sits in front of the Kinkaku so the temple was stunning. The temple was built by the third ...
... be heard across the city. Wandered through Maruyama Park with a stop off for green tea ice cream cone (Yumm!) then through the streets of the old city towards Mt. Kiyomizu and the Kiyomizudera Temple for a great view of the city. We stopped along the way on this historic route trying to imagine what it must have been like in the days of Geisha's and warriors.
Before saying goodbye again I found a drug store where Masayo helped me to get the right ...
... and, after 15 minutes walking up and down, found the restaurant with the help of a local, directly across the road from the hotel!! We pass up on horse meat and choose uncured deer meat, and a number of local specialities. Not an impressive meal, but OK. Low-down table and no shoes makes for an interesting event with old knees.
A quick wander to the Kyoto station for coffee and chat to two larger than life Melbourne ladies, and It is back to the hotel for a Jameson ...
Again, there was no fixed agenda for today, so the first item of business was to plan today's assault.
Since we'd done a fair few of the major temples and shrines on the east of the city, we thought we'd head somewhere different. On the first trip in 2008 we saw Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji, the Gold and Silver pavilions respectively. The weather on the day of Kinkaku-ji was stiflingly hot from memory, and Ginkaku-ji was covered ...
... everyone using them and they kept the rain off well so at least it
was just our trousers and shoes that got wet. We headed to
Arashiyama; famous for
it's bamboo gardens and monkey park. Unfortunately, the monkey park
was shut due to the heavy rain, but the walk up the raging river and
in the near by park was cool. The bamboo garden is a mass area too
with more temples and very cool to walk through; although the closet
you get to the bamboo is just within ...