Like everything else in Kyoto, the surrounding buildings and landscape are just as important and lovely as the temple itself...
This is the belfry where you pay 200yen to ring this giant bell for world peace. Of course we rang it...
I rang it good.
Pam rang it.
Geoff rang it.
Here's Casey Fiance ringin' it.
Even Apache GM Conor rang it.
I think we can safely assume we've ended world hunger and world peace is running rampant.
There are some great gargoyles on these temples.
And now, the main event...
Just like a Japanese postcard isn't it? The top 2 floors of the pavillion are covered with real gold leaf.
El grupo. Thank God for the Lawsons - they taught us so much on this day.
I know it's uncomfortable to look at, but this is our picture face.
Throw your coins in the bowl for good luck. Oh hells yeah I made it.
We never figured out what this stone throne was for...
When you leave the temple, they give you green tea with gold flakes in it!
Gettin' ballsy there, Mr Pigeon...
Another awesome temple in awesome Kyoto.