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A Monk Peep Show

After another station bakery breakfast (yes our stable breakfast & don’t worry definitely walking it off) we decided not to wait for the tourist bus to start again in Nagoya and head for Kyoto. We were able to check straight into our accommodation, a hotel would you believe were wondering what’s wrong with it, it’s great & a budget price.

So lunch I will tell you was hands down the best meal I’ve had so far - okonomiyaki, a savoury pancake. I had the shrimp one, we may be finding more before we head off in a few days time.

So the monk peep show you’ve all been waiting for.....we stumbled across a mausoleum and we went up to the temple where you could hear chanting but the doors were closed and there were these little peep holes so you could see in.

We did a bit of a temple tour on our way back to the hotel and saw Myohi-in & Chisakain temples

However we saved the best for last and it was worth the ¥600 entry fee, removing your shoes & the no photos to see Sanjusangendo. Inside are 1,000 statues to me they look identical, there in lines, just staring at you, in front is a row of warriors, there all carved from wood it’s anazing, I brought a book just to be able show you what it’s like. The building on the outside is dull compared to other temples you t know what was inside.

Posted by ChristieA 02:20 Archived in Japan Tagged food japan temple asia

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