The bus drops you off at the bottom of a big hill. The street up to the temple is filled with vendors and tons and tons of people. The school girls below stopped to ask me some questions in English out of their books and then asked for a picture, so I asked for one too. (poor Lucy can barely see haha!)
view of Kyoto
Daigoji is split up into 3 different areas that all charge separate admission. I just paid for the central area that had the 5 story pagoda and Bentendo Hall.
This pagoda is the oldest building in Kyoto built in 951. I think it's one of the oldest 5-story Pagodas in Japan as well. Basically it's really old.
Letting Lucy play and snack.
Next up, we took the metro to Fushimi-Inari Taisha. This is the place you may have seen with allllll the torii gates. It was really neat to see! I didn't go all the way to the top bc my back was killing me and I'm still planning to come back with Duke before we leave! (hopefully)
We then took the metro to Gion and walked along a few streets hoping to get a glimpse of a geisha or a fake geisha, but we weren't so lucky. I spent a lot of time exploring this area bc Lucy fell asleep. I loved the architecture. It was exactly how you imagine old Japan.