L: Higashi Hoganji Temple, R: Surprisingly modern interior of the temple office
L: Artisans creating fans at the Kyosendo fan shop, R: The finished product
The next morning we got up bright and early for Johnnie Hillwalkers Walking Tour of Kyoto. We spent about six hours walking at the pace of a lame tortoise, visiting temples including the Higashi-Hoganji Temple, an Inari shrine, a load of Kyoto craft shops including fan makers, prayer bead stringers, altar builders, and candy makers, and learned a lot of facts about Kyoto that were eventually debunked. But Johnnie was adorable, so all misinformation has been forgiven.