Daikaku-ji Part II

May 27, 2015

After walking around inside the temple, we wanted to explore the surroundings outside. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon! Right outside the temple is the Ōsawa Pond  (an artificial lake). We sat on the dock watching the fish and ducks. I loved it! The leaves on the trees were starting to change and it was beautiful! We decided to walk around the pond. I didn't know if we were trespassing but we found a path and followed it.

We saw a lot of vegetable gardens along the path and we stumbled upon a bamboo forest. I was glad we didn't rush going to Arashiyama because we had our own private bamboo forest. It was deserted!

We also found the pagoda while taking our walk. And I loved how we found a vending machine next to it. You will never be thirsty in Japan!

We circled back to the temple and took our bus back to Kyoto station. Buses are so popular in Kyoto and the day pass is about $5.


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