Late Afternoon in Kyoto

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were exhausted on our last day in Kyoto and almost decided not to see anything more, however we chanced a visit to Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, just as the sun was beginning to set.  To our surprise, huge crowds of people were streaming toward the entrance.  We quickly realized why.  In the long rays of the sun, Kinkakuji was truly golden and mesmerizing, shining so brightly it was almost difficult to look at.  What a perfect way to end our trip to Kyoto!