On our last day in Kyoto, I was panic stricken as I hadn't completed my bucket list for sites in Kyoto. I ended up deciding to go to Golden Pavilion before we head back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen at midday. I was devastated that I couldn't fit in the Inari Shrine at Fushimi. Oh well, I must returned to Kyoto one day. It is truly a must place, to visit.
I think I was even envious of the ducks in the pond. Imagine living here and having that view every day till the end of your life. That would be perfect! I was so sad to leave Kyoto, so many places to go and so little time.
The gardens are beautiful and magical, I wouldn't mind getting lost in here one bit. The autumn colours are so bright and vivid. I just had to pause and reflect on the life and beauty and wonder of Japan. It was just such a contrast, from the rushing madness of Tokyo's city life to the stillness of Kyoto where time just stood still. I have to come back here again.
More info on the Golden Pavilion here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji and also on the JNTO website
Here is a Map to Kinkakuji