京都 2005.04.04 () - うじ and ふしみいなり

This was the day of うじ and ふしみいなり. I went to うじ first. The Buddha inside of the びょうどういん was under renovation, but the outside is the pretty part IMO anyway. Not much else in うじ -- had an overpriced (but tasty) うなぎ丼 for lunch.

ふしみいなり is pretty and interesting, although I wasn't as taken with it as Lara. There are hundreds upon hundreds of とりい over the trails. I'd hoped to find a long straight stairway with とりい for a picture, but didn't find any as long as I had hoped for.

On the way back to 京都, on one hand, I went in the wrong side of the station and there was no joining route (I had to get the attendant to wave me through to the other side). But on the other hand, I was proficient enough to switch to a more express train partway back. (On the gripping hand, see the next day in this journal).

I made a reservation with the van people (やさか taxi) back at the guesthouse, once I got someone who knew English on the line. The told me they'd call back Thursday with the pickup time. Then I went to the sushi place for dinner. Bought some おみやげ candy on the way back. Also got the Waterboys DVD.

Back at the cafe, I had a chat with a couple of British girls. One of them is visiting the other, who is a JET in 北海道, about four hours from Sapporo. Most JET people end up in relatively remote locations. Then I took a shower and went to bed.