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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Rufty in Kyoto

Tuesday was still pain.

Is it even possible to still be hungover 2 days later? If it is then, I managed it. But it was Rufty's last day in Kansai, so we made our way up to Kyoto to go sight-seeing.
After taking in the spectacle of the train station, we went to Ginkaku-ji, as neither of us had been there before. Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion is the sister temple of the Golden Pavilion. The owner whilst building however, had somewhat over-extended his resources and the temple was never actually covered in silver, unlike her more ostentatious sister. The garden's around Ginkaku-ji, as though making up for a lack of silver, are more beautiful and serene. There is an amazing constructed raked garden, with a monument of raked sand, it is shaped like a creme caramel, and sits against all odds at the entrance to the garden.

After perusing the gardens, it was time to see Ol' Rufty off, so we made our way back to the train station, him to the shinkansen, and me back to Osaka.

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