Eikan-do Temple and Nishiki market

On our fourth day in Japan, the four of us woke up early to visit the Philosopher’s Path.

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Despite following the map, we found ourselves in a totally different place – Nanzen-ji Temple.

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At the entrance of the temple, you can light some incense – like we did! We observed an elderly group of women that did it first. They would press the bottom into the sand, and with their hands, would guide the incense smoke up and towards them.

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You can find several Zen gardens, or rock gardens, surrounding the temples and shrubbery. It’s truly a sight to behold.


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We found some school kids! 🙂

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After visiting temples, we went to the busy part of the city to look for food and possible souvenirs. Nishiki Market should definitely be on your itinerary if you want great food and a little bit of shopping.

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