Kyoto

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One builds around natural features in Kyoto.

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Thatched roof eaves

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Temples. Are. Everywhere.

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On the path up Daimonji

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On the path up Daimonji

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A small shrine beside a spring on the side of Daimonji

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Steps up the side of Daimonji

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Steps up the side of Daimonji

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Scott studied the maps almost constantly.

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We weren't always sure of the nature of shrines, whether dedicated to a site or a person.

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Someone had helpfully translated the sign...

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... with a Sharpie.

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The final ascent to the Dai on Daimonji

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Atop the Dai

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Ali in front of winter Kyoto

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Ali and Scott at the top of the Dai

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Having paid their respects at the shrine, people rested.

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We had a beautiful day for looking over Kyoto.

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This man ran up Daimonji, did pull-ups, and ran down.

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Kyoto at the foot of the mountains

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Mmm, cracker.

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A view down the Dai.

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A view down the Dai.

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The site was sadly lacking snowmen, so Ali made one.

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The dog didn't have to walk up the hill.

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Walking down Daimonji

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Walking down Daimonji

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Many shrines had pools and ladles for washing your hands.

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A beautifl lantern-lit temple in a dark glade

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"Please, up stear!"