Kyoto’s Hōnen-in temple

After leaving Ginkaku-ji we followed part of the tree lined Path of Philosophy alongside a narrow canal down to Hōnen-in temple. The path takes its name from 20th century philosopher, Nishida Kitarō, who often wandered along the path deep in thought. For us, we were deep in concentration as Hōnen-in was allegedly easy to miss. However…

Kyoto

Arrived in Kyoto from Kanazawa mid afternoon after travelling on the interestingly named limited express ‘Thunderbird’. After a visit to the ever helpful Tourist Information Centre we took the subway two stops to place us within a five minute walk of our hotel the Court Hotel. After checking in we decided to go for an…