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... of their mission. The main streets of Kyoto are wide but there are many very tight and narrow streets leading off them and when you peer down these streets they seem to have a tangle of electrical wires hanging very close to the buildings. After we checked into our room and had a bit of a break for our tired out legs we head out of dinner. This is a problem in a country where you can not even the written language is ...
... Sofia is in heaven. There are even fans on offer so you can cool yourself down as you rest your feet. It was a brilliant way to end our stay in Kyoto.
All the temples and shrines we've visited allow for visitors/worshippers to write their prayers or wishes onto plaques which are burned or if written on strips of paper tied to poles or wires. Then they line up to ring the gongs or bells or burn incense at the shrine. There are hundreds who partake in the tradition, ...
... attempting to have a surreptitious word with the Shogun will need to find a more creative means of entry.
We had a few hours of downtime during the middle of the day, before heading off by train Arashiyama, NW of Kyoto. There is a huge temple complex there - Tenryu-ji - that looks like it might be a college or other modern use facility. Again, beautiful gardens, similar looking temple buildings, and in this case ...
... how far we had walked, so it took us some time to get back and our feet were starting to ache. We decided to grab lunch at an organic food restaurant not far from the station. The service was slow, but that's because everything was made fresh. It was one of the more delightful tofu meals we had experienced.
We returned to Kyoto Station and hopped on another JR line (our friend the Nara line) and took it south 2 stopped to Inari station. ...
... that was open. Then, we went to Nijo Castle, but it started to rain! So we got some tea and ice cream while we waited for it to stop. It was delicious; red bean, green tea and vanilla!
We walked up to the castle grounds after that. The castle included a palace called Ninomaru. The palace is an amazing example of Japanese woodworking and craftmanship. The rooms were huge. All through the Ninomaru Palace, the ...