With a custom not to wear shoes inside the temple, plastic bags to carry shoes are helpfully provided.
The founder’s hall had tatami mats in the centre for the room, and an ornate lantern overhead.
The hall had three altars, although the one to the right was not lit up.
Outside, the temple is surrounded by a moat.
We got off the bus after only two stops, because we weren’t sure where it was headed. We started walking east — towards the train station.
We encountered more vending machines along the way.
Turning south, we found that west plaza of the main Kyoto train station.
We followed the path eastward. To the northeast, we could see Kyoto Tower.
daviding July 25th, 2007
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