Well our last day in Kyoto was a rainy success. With umbrellas and adventurous spirits we set out to see more temples. Our first stop was a sprawling market with everything old and new you could imagine...and this is where I picked up a beautiful cherry blossom kimono for about 10 bucks!!! We also scored some great wooden bowls and a lovely "cupcup" for our annual hockey pool. We ate okonomiyaki, yakisoba and crepes from the market vendors and enjoyed the local fare. Our journey took us Onward to the beautiful Golden Pavillion, a temple made of gold. Our favorite stop of the day was at the temple gardens near our hotel where the movie lost in translation shot scenes at. This lily pond has beautiful trees creeping out over calm waters and stepping stones through the pond. Peaceful, serene. My favorite stop in all of Kyoto.
We ended off a great day with another BBQ dinner overlooking Kyotos nightlife. This has been a great stay, and we look forward to coming back here one day. I am counting down to touching down in Vancouver. I would kill for a White Spot burger right about now! One more day before we return to Canada. Tomorrow we will stay in Osaka and have a farewell dinner with Chris's Nova mates, Jason, Dave, and their lovely families. That's it for now.