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David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders


2007/07/25 Nishi Hongan-ji to the Kyoto city centre

Posted on July 25, 2007 by daviding

There’s two large temples in central Kyoto open to the public. The Nishi Hongan-ji dates back to 1591.

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With a custom not to wear shoes inside the temple, plastic bags to carry shoes are helpfully provided.

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The founder’s hall had tatami mats in the centre for the room, and an ornate lantern overhead.

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The hall had three altars, although the one to the right was not lit up.

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Outside, the temple is surrounded by a moat.

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We decided to try out the Kansai Thru Pass on the first bus that was headed south.

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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.

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We encountered more vending machines along the way.

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Turning south, we found that west plaza of the main Kyoto train station.

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We followed the path eastward. To the northeast, we could see Kyoto Tower.

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Kyoto Station is listed in the tour books as something to see, so that was our next stop.

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