清水寺 (Kiyomizu Temple)

My last day in Kyoto was great, we got the house cleaned, had breakfast and then were off for our last adventures in Kyoto. Before heading to the station we stopped by the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was right by our house. It was cool to see, but wasn’t that interesting because we couldn’t go inside. Then we headed to Kyoto Station to try to find a coin locker to store our stuff in for the day, but were unsuccessful do to the immense amount of people traveling today. So we would just carry our luggage around to our last tourist spots we wanted to visit, which for Holger and I was Kiyomizu Temple. It was a short bus ride from the station, but a long walk from the bus stop. The walk wasn’t bad from the bus stop and the hike up to the temple was lined with little shops full of お土産. We wiggled our way up to the top like salmon swimming up-stream, due the huge crowd of people. We finally got to the top and were relieved to set down our heavy bags. There was a lot to do at the top and it was very busy, there were people dressed in traditional Kimono wear because of Children’s day. Before heading to the rest of the temple, there was a love stone that you could go and touch to have good fortune on relationships.

Love Rock

Love Rock


We then purchased our ¥300 tickets and headed through the rest of the Temple ground; this was very cheap and definitely worth it and you got a grand view of Kyoto.
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This was a great way to end the trip and we had one last successful day of traveling, but we were exhausted and ready to go home.

Oh and here are some pics of the house we stayed at:

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