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... We rubbed the belly of a Buddha statue, only to later discover that his belly was supposed to be rubbed with our right hand or both hands. Oops.
Our last temple for the day was Kiyomizudera Temple. It's easy to see why you could get templed out in Kyoto. There are so many and with each having their own admission fee it would be very easy to spend many tens of dollars on admission fees.
To get to Kiyomizudera Temple we walked through the Higashiyama District which ...
... back to Kyoto station where we went up to the highest point and got a good view of the city. After that Kouki-san had to go home and I walked back home as well, after we had decided to meet again soon.
Wednesday, July 24th: Today was the day for Hanagasa Junko, flower umbrella procession. I only found out about it through a channel I am subscribed to on Facebook yesterday and ...
... including twice during the Onin war. Then again in 1950 by a fanatic monk. The building that stands today was rebuilt in 1955.
It's a cloudy day so the gold really stood out. Gold foil covers the upper 2 levels and a Phoenix stands on top of the shingled roof.
We caught the bus back to Kyoto train station and then caught the JR Nara line south to the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. It's famous for ...
... them, I think they were plums. Their scent was beautiful and filled the air... Now I'd like to see the cherries in full bloom.We then headed for 2 shops a few blocks away. Kyoto craft centre and one that sold blocky things like swords. The craft centre was great and we spent hours here and even had lunch. It had 3 floors. One was a mainly english language books shop with all the extras. Next 2 levels included cloths, fabric items, ...
... trainee Geisha - to some in their 60s and 70s who, although in retirement, still walk around Kyoto in their beautiful gowns.
We also ate in more traditional eateries in Kyoto - sitting on the ground and having (very small) dishes - each very tasty (but very small). To keep to our travellers budget we ate the food out of 7-Elevens quite a lot too. So food along the lines of sushi and microwave noodle meals, a good tip if you want to spend less of your hard earned cash ...
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