Shanghai and Japan: Day 7
Today was the longest day of the trip so far. We walked long and far, visiting 3 to 4 temples and walking down 3 major streets. The main sights were Kurama Mountain – for the nerdier readers out there, Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho was named after this mountain. It is said to have spiritual properties and is protected by a fox god.
Unlike yesterday, we did end up hitting a lot of tourist traffic at Kurama. Tons of people were on this verdant mountain. However, most people did not follow the ‘danger’ signs to go on a several mile hike through the back side of the mountain all alone. We can thank Drew for that one. It was actually great though.
Afterwards we figured out the bus system and made our way to the Nishiki Market and then the Gion District. Both about a mile away from Kyoto Station and our hotel.
Next stop was the Golden Temple. I actually liked this the least of all the temples so far, mostly due to the crowd, so I didn’t pick a lot of pics from it.
We once again finished the day with ramen and arcade. Though today, the arcading was much more successful.