More Coins

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:

Kyoto Golden Temple
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).

temple stones and coins
Coins thrown at stone statues in the temple grounds

I also came across another

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3 Responses to More Coins

  1. Cap says:

    boy some of these pictures are awesome.

    these places look beautiful. I’mma visit japan one day, screw the high cost.

  2. pfadvice says:

    Certainly worth a visit if you ever have a chance. It’s a beautiful country to travel through even with the high costs.

  3. Caitlin says:

    I agree…faboo pictures. that temple looks incredible…and i love the different pictures of the coin offerings :)

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