I've been to Kyoto a few times before, though not for some years. I guess if I were coming here on my own I'd have taken a few different paths but nonetheless Jinko was keen to revisit a few of the familiar temples. She is very good at these travel schedules, it is something of a hobby of hers so the days were pretty clearly planned out. By this stage, I'd told her of my 12 past 6 blog and what I was doing so she wasn't surprised by what I might be doing in the morning, at 6.12am/pm.
|The Shinkansen at kyoto station, |
6.12am on a wet morning.
Nonetheless, we trekked off to our first temple of the day (after breakfast), Kiyomizu. The architecture here is spectacular. We were planning to get to one or two others too, weather permitting.
|Dinner, at 6.12pm, |
including all the key food groups.
The big news in Japan today was the retirement of a pro baseball player, Matsui. Nearly 15mins of the top NHK news. It was a bit of a surprise.
|'Kin': gold, or money at Kiyomizu|