Good fresh weather this morning, so it is with the coat that we are heading east of Kyoto. But instead of the too touristy Nanzen-ji, we prefer a different temple and its elegant little garden, much quieter.
We then stay warm in front of a typical Japanese lunch and its traditional silky tofu.
After this very convivial moment, we take again our route for the visit of the Villa Murin-an garden, which remains one of my favorites …
… then we go up the path of philosophers, where sometimes a ray of light between the clouds decorates the plants of contrasted colors almost unreal, and leads the walkers that we are in serene contemplation. This is in order to discover the famous Ginkaku-ji, black of people, but unavoidable by the quality of its gogan arrangements and niwaki of pines.
We end the day by the charming villa of an artist and its garden …
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See you tomorrow !