Thursday, 32°C clouds and sun
It seems the weather finally changed for the better. It’s a few degrees warmer than before but the rain stayed away. Kyoto is the old Japanese capital and as such has a rich history. Part of the city has a concentration of old streets and temples. We partly walked and rode a bus to Gingaku-ji the temple that is the furthest away from our hotel at the start of the philosopher’s route, a path that connects most of the ancient temples and shrines. The path ends at Sannensaka with it’s traditional small shops offering typical Japanese crafts. Through a narrow street we walked to the Yasaka Pagoda and then downhill to the Gion busstop for a ride back to Kyoto station. The daily tripmeter of the GPS showed 27 Km of which about 10 Km were by bus the rest was done walking.