Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
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... the Buddha, but still impressive. You can walk around the entire building and behind the statues so you get to see how intricate the carving is even on the backs of the statues. After this, I walked around to several of the other temples around the park. Even with the school kids, it wasn't too bad in most places. I'm just glad I went during the week. I can only imagine how crowded it will be on the weekend. So when I was done with all of the deer and the kids ...
While most JETs go home for Christmas and New Year, since it tends to be the season for homesickness, a few of us brave souls decided to stay in Japan to save some money and do some traveling. Our own mini-vacation came into being with the idea, on Thanksgiving, to see the "shrine with all the torii from Memoirs of a Geisha – with snow." So, we decided to go to Kyoto and Osaka for 2 days.
Early the first morning, we all met at ...
... heading south was to reach Kiyomizedera Temple, but the cartoony tourist map made it look closer than it actually was, so the farthest south we got was Ryozen Kwannon (霊山観音). Ryozen Kwannon wasn't on my to do list, but a large statue of Kannon, Bodhisattva of compassion, made the temple stand-out from far away. Outside of the gate, an English language poster proclaimed it a monument to the unknown soldiers of WWII. The information posted around the ...