The next morning I awoke and grabbed another coffee from Kurasu.

I headed for a nearby buddist temple. The snow that had fallen the day prior making walkways and overpasses a bit slushy.

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So slippery...
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Having just arrived from Tokyo, Kyoto seemed more modest in the size of its buildings.

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Shrines and temples in Kyoto are everywhere. Barely five minutes from my hotel, on an unassuming corner, was the first temple I visited.

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I entered, admiring the ornate architecture.

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I wandered through the courtyard in the crisp morning air, taking in the sights.

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Eventually, it was time to head on.

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Being Kytoto, it wasn’t far to the next shrine on my list. It was more or less next door.

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The scale of this second temple dwarfed the first I’d visited.

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I headed north, crossing through small residential streets.

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Snowman-san
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It wasn’t long before I reached my third temple.

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This was, by far, the biggest yet.

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This photo was taken from across a two lane road, for scale.

Snow begun to fall heavily as I entered the shrine.

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After many a photo, I departed, heading north for downtown Kyoto.

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After a decent walk I arrived in downtown Kyoto, and headed for Din Tai Fung.

Pork buns are life 👌
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After lunch, I trapised back towards my hotel in Kyoto.

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I emerged from my hotel later in the evening.

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Kurasu was still open and slinging coffee, which was nice to see. It was however, after my coffee curfew.

Perth could learn a thing or two about opening hours...
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Given it was too late for coffee, it was clearly time for a drink.

I sat at the bar and ordered a hot sake.

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A couple of drinks later, I went in search of food, ending up at a place called Pointoru at The Cube eatery nearby.

After an experimental dinner I had mixed feelings about, I headed back to the hotel.