After our pottery adventure we continued to explore the Higashiyama area. All the streets here are very narrow, and the many wooden buildings are full of restaurants and small shops selling pottery, sweets, crafts and other souvenirs.
Japan really is a dream for anyone still a bit playful and childish, the shops are full of toys and cute things and sometimes it feels like you are in a dolls house, everything is size small!
We weren't the only ones visiting this area on this day, this is a really popular spot for tourists. The steep uphill walk was a bit of a challenge and it wasn't exactly made easier by having to navigate through the masses of people, but we kept chugging on.
Our aim was to reach this temple, the Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan, founded already in 780 in the hills here in the east Kyoto.
Once we got all the way up we had an ice-cream break and got some nice photos of the amazing view, before it was time to get back to our hotels.