Thursday, December 23, 2010
Ginkakuji Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple
Took the Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto.
Lunch at Kyoto's Isetan, in a cafe called Mollette.
[Omelette rice with fried chicken = 1200Y]
[Omellete rice with bbq & cream sauce = 940Y]
The second and final rainy day during our trip, thank goodness. We were tired before reaching the Silver Pavilion. I'm not used to walking much, it was like a workout in the cold for me. So, before I fainted (I like to exaggerate when I'm hungry), a snack!
[Coffee and cheese toast = 650Y]
[Coffee and pancakes = 650Y]
unleash chatted with the lady who owned the store while I nodded occasionally (lol). She'd been to Singapore before and was even using the Merlion keychain, which she showed us.
Finally we arrived at the entrance of the temple, quite a long line for the tickets [500Y]. It was packed inside. So basically it's like a garden with the temple, I didn't even realise I passed by the Silver Pavilion, because it's not silver! I kept asking unleash where is it, until we came to the end of the walk (you go up, and down the steps on a hill). At the exit, these words tumbled out, "Sore dake?!" (That's it?!). Maybe because it was raining, so it wasn't as spectacular as it's supposed to be.
Most walkways for the Philosopher's Walk was closed.
Next, Fall Illumination at Kiyomizudera Temple.
Another uphill walk in the rain. This one was even more packed than the Silver Pavilion. Tickets: 400Y.
Next time, we'll go in the day. On a sunny day.
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