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... we went north. Every mountain around Kyoto has a temple.
We went up the Eizan Line to the temple complex the link below gives a good summary
and then back via the Sakamoto cable car. All very scenic
If you look at the link you see a Eizan cable car and rope way
The cable car is on the ...
... to walk as it would be quicker than catching the bus. In doing so, we passed the Museum of Kyoto. We didn't want to pay to see the museum but the bottom floor was free. The building was originally the former bank of Japan. When we entered, we came into the annex hall which was set up for a concert. There was a lady practicing on a harp and with the setting, it would make for an amazing concert. The Kyoto International Manga Museum houses a collection of over 300,000 items ...
... a taxi and the driver chaperones them. I guess they had some assignment to interview foreigners because I kept getting approached by pairs of very shy girls with a sheet of questions. I ended the day at Fushima-inari, a Shinto shrine with a zillion orange Tori gates going up a hill. Of course it was longer than I could have imagined, but it was cool to be in the woods and hear all the frogs. I did myself a good deed and grabbed a cab ...
... look. There were a few women wearing traditional garb, and we stopped to take a few photos before heading over to the monkey park.
I didn’t realize until we started the ascent, but the monkey park was up on top of a large hill, overlooking all of Kyoto. It was a short but steep and scenic hike up the hill. As we neared the top, we began to see few monkeys in the surrounding woods. The monkeys roam free in this park, but most of them hang out ...
... with our hopes high that we will see Mt Fuji, the train wooshes past a mountain in the distance, mostly covered by cloud but some white slopes peek through. That's it? that's it! We take photos just in case it is. It turns out it was Mt Fuji, there were no other mountains along the ride. We didn't see the whole of the mountain but we did see some, more than we got while up the Sky Tree.
We arrived in ...