in Japan, Japan2015, Trips
For the 2nd day in Kyoto, we started in Higashiyama with Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavillion. It was nice to start there with plenty of time instead of trying to race up there before it closed like the last 2 times :)|
Silver pavillion is a bit of a misnomer because unlike the golden pavillion, there is no Silver on the temple there, and actually that temple isn't even that impressive. But, the grounds are nice, and the sand sculptures are unusal.
The street back down from there had a bunch of stores, this one seemed fun, never mind the "spairal" :)
We then walked the philosopher's path on foot (we had a bike the last 2 times), and went to see the temples on the way as well as a few stores:
Next we went to Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji which is not well known but actually has super nice rooms:
Next, we walked to Nanzen-ji:
We then took a cab to Kiyomizu-dera, so that my dad could see the shopping street on the way up. We also got to see plenty of kimono-wearers:
By then it was raining a fair amount, so we went to Nishiki Market:
we did a quick stop by Nishi Honganji:
and we finished with dinner in the Kyoto train station, and my dad had a quick try at patchinko on the way back.