Just one step out from the sacred atmosphere of the oldest temple in town, you immediately see the hassle and crowd of Tokyo.
I went to the onsen out of curiosity, ignoring the warnings about the awkward process, thinking to myself “When in Rome, do what the Romans do”. I overcame it, and walked out the hot spring, fresh, relaxed, warm, and happy I got the chance to experience a piece of real Japanese culture.
The beauty of Mt. Fuji and its surrounding region made me realize, I travel, not only to find the new, but to reconnect with the old, and to draw closer to everyone else in this world, no matter how they look or what language they speak.
Some information about the 2 most famous temples in Kyoto – Kinkaku (Golden Temple) and Kiyomizu (Blue Water Pagoda).