There are a lot of steps in Japan. I can't wait to run up these.
|What are those people doing over there? Can you see me?|
Which would you choose, a dragon or a horse?
|There is a smaller shrine next to the big shrine.|
We did not wash our hands at the Buddhist temple. Instead, people lit sticks of incense, stuck them in a big pot filled with sand, and waved the smoke around. We had to take off our shoes to enter the temple so I'm glad I wore nice socks.
Visiting a shrine and temple was a nice way to spend the day. Lots of people were strolling around the gardens at both places. I saw children feeding turtles, three herons resting on an island, and plastic food in a restaurant window. You can look at those pictures tomorrow while I pack my things to come home.