This is a view from the top of the hill behind the pavilion.
I played with the coloring a bit in the picture below. I wanted the line of trees on the walkway just inside the gate to be highlighted. It was so beautiful.
|Lights hanging around the edge of one of the buildings|
|Street tile in Gion|
The details of the day:
Starting out around 0930, we walked from Aotake-an to the bus stop ~ Ginkaku-ji ~ then walked: Ginkakuji --> Philosopher's Path --> Eikan-do --> Nanzen-ji --> Restaurant Miyako --> Heian Jingu --> Gion District --> Aotake-an
Total miles walked: 10.25
Admission: 500 Adult / 300 Children
Admission: 600 Adult / 400 Children
Admission: The grounds we walked were free
(from the Gate to the Main Temple to the Aqueduct)
Walking through the Gate cost about 300, I believe
I think to get into the temple it was about 500 Adult / 300 Children
Admission: The area we walked was free
(through the main gate and around the courtyard)
I think it's about 500 or 600 yen to get into the gardens behind the courtyard