Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Travelling in Japan - Day 3 - Another side of Kyoto

After a restful night, the plan was to explore more of Kyoto before finishing our journey to Osaka later that day.  Our party first visited Fushimi Inari-taisha, known for its vibrantly colored gates and stone shrines.

The gates lead up to the top of the mountain.  Unfortunately, the walk was taking longer than we hoped, so we only made it about a 1/3 of the way up before heading back down.

On the walk back down, we found many shrines and altars.

Our next destination was the beautiful Tenryu-ji.  You can take mass transit between Fushimi Inari-taisha and Tenryu-ji.

The temple is beautiful.  Full admission is 600 yen.  Added appeal of this location is its proximity to the Path of the Bamboo, which is free.

We had a really good and reasonably priced lunch in Kyoto.  Just watch out, as a reminder, many places do not take credit card (cash [yen] only).

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