There is so much to see in Kyoto that one day just isn't enough!
So we went back for a second round.
We had planned to rent bicycles but it was a rainy day, no fun to be riding around town.
Just out of the railway station we spotted the first of many women in kimonos.
Love the bold colors and patterns!
Fortunately I wore pink! All I was missing were some flowers in my hair...
Opportunity to photograph some of the elaborate hair creations.
Stone pagoda in a pond
But it's one of the most important temples in Japan and Oli also had some special business there...
You have to take off your shoes in temples, so better wear pretty socks!
This grave holds parts of the ashes of Oli's grandparents and father. After the cremation the remains are split up and given to various family members.
His grandmother actually changed her buddhist sect just so that she and her loved ones could be burried here - it's a very prestigious cemetery. Yes, apparently prestige is important in death too!
By the time we went out It was getting dark and since the temple is very far from the train station and there is no good public transport connection we took a taxi to get back to the train.
It was around rush hour, lots of people were traveling with us.
Here you can see how they stand in line for their train in Osaka station.