It was raining all day today so I headed indoors, first to the Tenryū-ji in Arashiyama, and then to an incedible Magritte exibition at the Kyoto National Art Museum. A perfect rainy day!
Arashiyama is in the north of Kyoto and is a great place for a relaxing day out. There are a number of temples and shrines that are worth a visit and the famous bamboo grove always looks great, although it can get pretty crowded in the Summer.
Originally built in 1345, Tenryū-ji (also known as Tenryū Shiseizen-ji) is the head temple of the Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. The temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339, primarily to venerate Gautama Buddha, and its first chief priest was Musō Soseki. Construction was completed in 1345.