a short walk away from our ryokan
is the little village of temples
known as daitoku-ji.
there are small stone roads connecting
zen temples, raked gravel gardens, and cemeteries.
people still live here (inside some of the temples) and it was interesting
to see modern cars parked outside the ancient temples.
even though it's sometimes been unbearably
it's nice to go to these popular sites and
be some of the only people wandering around...