At around noon we set on foot to get the mobile wifi for the group,
After that we walked for another 10 to 15 minutes to get bikes where I struggled to get a coke app.
After the herd of gaijin had received their bikes, we biked for another 15 minutes to kinkagoji temple while avoiding the dangers of garbage trucks who seemingly don’t follow traffic laws. Once we arrived it was beautiful, overwhelming for a photographer and videographer like me, so much to capture, so little time to capture it. I did manage to capture a few of what I thought were the best moments.
The building was gold plated and each floor/level was styled after a different time period. (kinkakuji)
We also asked somebody to take our picture (in Japanese of course), and before we found somebody furuma sensei (Mrs. Fullmer) said that and a lady couldn’t take our picture because she was an Obasan (old lady) very loudly, luckily, she was Chinese and didn’t understand….. Hopefully…..
After we finished up at the temple we parted ways for our freetime, and to say the least, it went downhill from there. My group visited a 7-11 to break cash, after some time struggling with the ATM, we finally got cash bought a few things and went to our bikes where we actually met some people from Hawaii who spoke English and it was great to talk to them! After a good 10 minutes we set off to go back to the house, 10 minutes in and the rain starts, and it doesn’t just start, it hits hard, soaking wet and my phone freaking out due to conductive water, two of us decided to stay behind and wait it out. The rest of us continued not stopping for anything but the occasional map check, when we finally got home it looked as though we had just jumped into the ocean with all of our belongings on us. The two we left behind eventually made it home with plenty of stories to tell.
And one more picture to end the day. (Edited Of Course)
Tyler Futrell, Professional Procrastinator