Monday turned into recover-from-the-flight day, but Tuesday morning began with coffee, toast, aloe yogurt and “yomogi mochi” (weed cakes) for breakfast. Aloe yogurt and weed cakes were new and tasty foods for me.
Then, it was off to catch the train to explore Kyoto and make a stop at Ginkakuji Temple established in 1482, a World Cultural Heritage Site. The temple garden impressed me with its meandering walkway through manicured woods accessible up the hills by climbing up steep, stone steps. At the top the climber is rewarded with a beautiful view of the temple grounds below complete with a Zen raked pebble garden and a glimpse of the historic city of Kyoto beyond. Serenity rules here!