Temple day part 1: crowdsApril 8 in Japan
Sunday, Buddha's birthday, and not raining. Perfect time to hit the temples. We started at Kinkaju-ji - better known as the Golden Pavillion.
It's gold. It's beautiful (better photos are on the other camera, so I won't be able to add those until I get home). It's deservedly famous. It's therefore very, very crowded. A small site, but it takes an age to shuffle slowly round. Acquired my first temple stamp (ready done on a separate piece of paper, because most won't use any book other than the official temple ones with a special type of paper)
Worth it - but glad to escape afterwards.Read more