This morning we manage to wake up at 7am as we militarily was fixed. Last night before going to bed, the owner gave us a map and we are shown the main places to visit.
So this morning, towards the Golden Temple which as its name suggests is covered with gold. The visit fee (500 yen). The building is just beautiful, traditional covered with gold leaf, very simple but with quality details and finishes leaves us speechless. The temple rests on the water and is surrounded by a garden that extends over the surrounding hills (the top one has a great view of Kyoto). After half an hour we realize that the visit is already over. It’s awfully expensive half-hour. We knew we would have stayed much longer contemplate the temple. This is not serious unless it is informed now.
The next visit is not far from the site, it must still take a bus to go there is another temple. It also pays, more must remove their shoes to enter, and it was really warm. Circulations are outside but covered and very few parts are accessible to the public.
Buildings are particularly beautiful and very sober in the purest Japanese tradition. The gardens surrounding the temple are beautiful and soothing you almost forget just a few meters of modern life continues. This time the visit lasts more than half an hour, we got our loot and toes could no longer. What a pleasure to find his shoes. This is followed immediately by visiting a religious site in a large park with a number of hotels and temples.
Already our legs are flat so you can visit this site quite summarily. And when you saw the temple, you see almost all of the following. We decide to make us to our next step: the bamboo forest that the owner of the hostel we had highly recommended. For this we must take a bus. Along the way we see bands of small houses, and suddenly the landscape changes dramatically with tens of thousands bamboo.
I had never seen so much bamboo, bamboo is not a tree, very thick, yet the forest seemed to us extremely dense. Bamboos were so many ups and, you would have thought in a haystack. Even the sky was difficult to see. This is great.