My last day in Japan and I had checked out of my hotel. So I went for a walk with the camera. I wanted to go somewhere different so I went past the zoo and found this amazing temple up the hill. The Isshin-ji Temple is the common people’s temple and a lot of what was there I did not understand.
I saw an interesting entrance with some old stone carvings and what seemed like a garden but I think it might be some kind of cemetery. This fierce looking dude was holding up a huge globe – the world?
I really liked the textures on some of the stone carvings. Do not ask me what it means.
Someone had left a can of coffee for this buddha.
Another fierce dude. My guess is they are supposed to drive away or deter malevolent beings.
After the temple I followed the tourist route through Shinsekai. As it was Sunday there were heaps of people gawking at all the sights.
Except for the dudes in the pachinko parlour, who are oblivious to everything but little metal balls rolling down a machine.
And of course one must take a photo of the tower. It is mandatory.
And here are the gawkers.
Lots of places to eat with touts outside trying to entice you inside.
Selfies are all over the world.
Is this the japanese version of Gordon Ramsay?