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Got a lot to report today!
After a late night of conversations on every topic imaginable, we got up the latest of this trip today (9 am) and headed out into the wet, gray city to get a dose of holiness that could only do some of us good.
Unlike the last few days, today we used the city bus system to get around. Though the bus lines can …
... Each had a little bell and places to put flowers and incense. I thought it was wonderful to be in such a deeply spiritual place.
As well as the shrines there were vending machines on every block. Apparently there are more vending machines per capita in Japan than anywhere else in the world. This isn’t difficult to believe as they really are everywhere! I’m sure you’ve heard that they sell all sorts of things too, but the strangest one ...
... houses and we enjoy our time here.
The guesthouse has bicycles for rent for cheap ass prices, so we booked our rides yesterday evening only to discover that in the morning throughout the whole day it is raining. Luckily we have our umbrellas so we walk instead. There is a huge wooden Buddhist temple (Kiyomizu-dera) just a block away where we try and walk the path of the love stones. If you can walk the ...
... for dealing with all this
unknown food is too make a strong wasabi and soy sauce mix, and dip every
foreign object into the sauce, that way I can get a dumbed down version of the
food first and decide if I like it or not before I come back for seconds. On
the whole though the food is amazing and there seems to be a lot of it!
Amongst other things I have visited the Kyoto museum, been
to the ...
... who also delight in the tossing of coins at statues for luck.. also a great fund raiser for the temple!!
Lunch was had at a little local teahouse with rice the main dish ,the chicken ,egg and shrimp presented as we had never seen!! That aside the meal was enjoyed and delicious..
Back onto the local bus but off at the "Randen" streetcar.. an electric railroad started in 1910 and is the only one in Kyoto.. it ...