Hotel Station Kyoto Nishikan
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... first of many (many, many, many) visits to proper temples Higashi (East) Honganji was partly under renovation but still very impressive.
The building actually included the largest man-made wooden structure in the world – an extremely impressive sight!
It was quite a hot day outside, but you wouldn't know it after slipping your shoes off and entering the Godeido (Founder's Hall) as the wood kept things pleasantly ...
... decided to split up the kids for a couple of activities during our week in Kyoto. While she was making sushi with Sam Jackson, I was stumbling through a little calligraphy with Catherine; and while Caroline was learning about the Japanese tea ceremony with Catherine, I was taking kendo lessons with Sam Jackson. Both of these experiences reinforced a few preconceived notions that I had about the Japanese. They are meticulous, precise, and purposeful in everything ...
... very sad to see us go. I heard from Yumi after getting home... apparently Shota was "lonely for three days"!! They had a long drive ahead of them and all the cleaning up when they get home yet they were reluctant to leave us. Finally we said goodbye and hugged with tears in our eyes and new memories to cherish.
Alone in the station with time on our hands I looked over to see a very nervous attendant. Made me giggle because I am sure Mayumi and ...
... hone their english speaking skills. The japanese culture maintains embeded in their education while opening up to the foreign world.
After our attempts to move on to Ryoan-ji temple, we mistakenly took the next bus supposedly to Kyoto imperial palace but instead found a quaint Shokoku-ji temple. It was a refreshing place where there were no tourist and gave us time to appreciate the beauty of nature and understand the 400-year old story of the dragon "bururun" who has set his eyes ...
... and maiko (apprentice geisha) an opportunity to demonstrate their artistic talents to a wider audience. The ticket prices range from $20 to $40, so pretty much anyone has a chance to enjoy one of the highest cultures of Japan. The performance was simply magical: vibrant kimonos, elegant dancers moving in unison both fluidly and precisely, traditional music and songs as well as fantastic stage backdrops were ...