We arrived in Kyoto at noon, and promptly went in search of lunch. After the monastery food, I was set on pizza. Thankfully, Kyoto station is a mall and a station, so there were endless food choices that gave me a break from the culinary wonders of Japan.
The afternoon was spent visiting several temples and shrines in the Kyoto area. I’m very glad that I used the Frommer’s Japan travel guide book to get their star ratings for temples. I get templed, shrined, and pagoda-ed out rather quickly, but I like to walk, so it was great to spend several days walking through Japanese gardens and temple grounds. The Kyoto bus pass is so easy too. The bus route map is color coded and numbered, they make it almost too easy to travel here. :)