It was my great pleasure to host Keira, her husband Jay and six friends on a workshop in Higashiyama on Tuesday.
They took a break from following the rugby world cup to spend an afternoon exploring Kyoto, and despite having visited Kyoto before, still managed to see a host of things for the first time.
We spent the best part of an hour at the stunning garden at Heian Shrine.
Taking a break to feed the fish....
Next stop: Chion-in.
Chion-in is back to full splendour after the removal of the scaffolding and it's ten-year restoration....
....and the 70-ton bronze bell never fails to impress.
A brief stop at Anyoji....
....before arriving at the 500-ton Buddha at Ryozan Kannon. Dangerous clouds were closing in, a sign of the typhoon in the Japan Sea.
Planting incense sticks.
A final group shot before heading through Gion to our final stop for the day - the Pig & Whistle in Sanjo for a couple of well-deserved pints!
Thank you guys for braving the 33C temperatures and crushing humidity. It was a pleasure to be a part of your group for the day.
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