We took a trip the kinkakuji (the golden temple – another world heritage site) in Kyoto and it was a beautiful day with the temple reflecting in the water around it:
Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion
It was also another place where coins were thrown…this time to stone statues along the path through the temple grounds. I watched and the statues were receiving between$5 – $10 in coins being thrown every 10 minutes which would come to $360 – $720 a day. That’s a fair amount of money that people are throwing away (although I’m sure that many look at it as a small donation to the temple).
Coins thrown at stone statues in the temple grounds
I also came across another...