Restarted living in Kyoto for a while. After the meeting, went to the nearby "Shiunsan Tyohoji Temple (Rokkakudo)".
This was a bathing spring where Prince Shotoku came to inspect and purify himself in the Nara period (587).
There were three swans swimming gracefully and leisurely in the pond. They raised the feet above the water surface, and using buoyancy to glide along. (Not flapping their feet under the water.)
Rokkakudo was really a hexagonal building with a hexagonal roof.
Walked along Abura-koji running parallel to Horikawa-dori. Found the remains of the former "Honnoji Temple" near Takoyakushi Dori. After Honnoji Incident, the temple was moved to the current location of Teramachi Oike on the orders of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kyoto is truly a walking history textbook. Japanese history has never been the favorite, but as an adult, it is fun to learn without the need for memorization.
Returned to Shijo Street, went to Restaurant Kikusui near Shijo Ohashi Bridge. It was established in 1916 as Kikusui-kan. The classic building is a registered National Tangible Cultural Property.
Soup for lunch.
Lunch plate. Thanks for the meal.
The sun became shining in the evening, and there was a beautiful sunset in the direction of Nishiyama from Gojo Street.
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