Kyoto - Day 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan
This morning we decided to look at zen gardens and temples along Tetsugaku-no-Michi or Philosopher's Path.

The taxi took us to the pedestrian street nearest to Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) . The narrow street is lined with food & souvenir shops. Very lively and colourful.
The temple was built in 1492 and was planned to be covered in silver, but when it was finished there was no money left for the silver.
The gardens around the temple are beautiful. One part a raked sand garden and the other a beautiful hillside.
When we were leaving a group of school girls approached us with a letter from their English teacher and asked if they could ask us a few questions to practice their English. They were shy and rather nice.

We then walked along the philosopher's path stopping at various sites.

Next was a visit to Kyoto tower. Viewing the city from the tower we realised just what a big city Kyoto is.
Dinner was at a food hall at the basement of the tower, which was fun as there were very few westerners there.



This is great Eva, I can't wait to hear so many more details when we are next together, the country looks gorgeous , the food looks out of this world and you look beautiful dressed up for dinner, you better buy yourself a kimono or two , one for Tony perhaps xxx