Kamo was the the capital of Japan from 740-744. It’s not really a major tourist destination in Kyoto but a really nice place to see some old cultural heritage and a good place to maybe get lost 🙂
Last Autumn 2014, I missed the first walking event organized by Mr.RB but he was very nice to do it again. Some of the leaves were gone already but we got the place to ourselves. We don’t have to compete with local tourist to see the places. It was cold but the walk warmed us and we saw some really interesting stone carvings along the way.
Our first destination is Gansenji(岩船寺). From Kamo Station, we took the community bus bound for 加茂山の家行き. It was the last stop and the temple was just 1 minute walk from the bus stop. It’s 600 yen to get inside.
You can go inside the main temple of Gansenji and see old Buddhist relic or ring the small metal bowl for good fortune.
But before that we found a pottery store and the two girls who were with got so excited and started shopping 🙂
We walked around as saw some really cool stone sculpture/statues which no ones really knows when it was made
Another thing I like about places like Kamo, is that you can find small unmanned vegetable store. You buy local produce but instead of paying the owners, you put your payment in the box.
It was a really nice walk. Thanks to RB the whole group had an amazing time at Kamo.