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... to fence. My fortune said my life is good, be careful of health, if I am good and do right, marriage is in my future, love is strong. An accident can happen during my travels. Funny note...about 5 minutes after he told me my fortune..I fell down the stairs! Golden Pavilllion Temple Originally building burned down in 1950 by a young zen buddhist monk. In 1955, the present building rebuilt...this is a replica. This was originally a Shogun retirement house. Later became ...
... with real samurai swords. We made quite a pair. We then went out of the castle and walked through the grounds which were beautiful. Cherry blossoms in bloom everywhere. It was a beautiful day, not too warm with a little breeze. We then went to Dotomburi Street which was wild. This is where young Japanese hang out especially at night. The street runs parallel to the Dotomburi, which is a canal built by Dotom. There were hundreds of ...
... set of stairs (had to do it on my hands and knees!). The views of the city up there were incredible. There was a big sign saying no photos, but one of the official tour guides came over to me when he saw my camera and started gushing about photography and how this was one of the most beautiful spots in Kyoto. He gave me a photo to take away of the temple in cherry blossom season, which looks amazing. Then he insisted on taking a photo of me, carefully positioned so that I was in ...
... everyone using them and they kept the rain off well so at least it
was just our trousers and shoes that got wet. We headed to
Arashiyama; famous for
it's bamboo gardens and monkey park. Unfortunately, the monkey park
was shut due to the heavy rain, but the walk up the raging river and
in the near by park was cool. The bamboo garden is a mass area too
with more temples and very cool to walk through; although the closet
you get to the bamboo is just within ...
... made by this man and having one of his crafts would make a great souvenir of my little lesson with him. To make things even better, the ocarina was 50% off :).
After this I was back on the train and heading towards Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. My impressions of hostel living changed once again upon arriving at my new hostel. This one came across as far more professional with a front desk manned by 3 people and a very clean ...