Another snowy start to the day and the temps hovered around freezing all day.
Started out at a gold-leaf covered temple in the middle of a lake. Built in the 1220’s, it is now a World Cultural Heritage building – very spectacular.
Went to the BIC Camera store near the station – 5 levels of great toys (computers, cameras etc …… all things digital and electronic). No problems with Japanese helping their government fix the country’s economy – they are fanatical shoppers.
Had a temple break this afternoon to prepare for a night time venture into the Gion district. An older part of town with narrow streets, lots of restaurants and the occasional Geisha scurrying by.
We walked around for a while, had a great meal and some interesting conversation with the chef who spoke very little English.
We now have the pubic transport system mastered and have seen a lot of this city from inside a warm bus.
Leaving tomorrow to return to Osaka. Not before checking out the Imperial Palace which is walking distance from our hotel.
Lots of great memories from an amazing city.