Wednesday, 30°C still cloudy
We left the guesthouse in Futaminoura behind us but not after receiving a few gifts from the owner and his family. These people really went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible even while speaking very limited English. This is a place we will remember forever! It stopped raining when we were waiting for the train to Nagoya. 70 minutes later we transferred to the high speed Hikari to Kyoto. Even though Futaminoura is only 107 Km “as the crow flies” from Kyoto, the distance by train is 250 Km and takes 2.5 hours. We checked in into our hotel, dropped our luggage and set out to Kyoto station again for a short trip to Uji. This is the place where the famous Byodo-in Temple is located. We visited the grounds and museum and compared it with the replica of this temple we already saw in Hawaii. The original still needs some work to restore.