You’ll be getting more in this vein for the next few days; Kyoto is to beautiful centuries-old Buddhist temples as Seattle is to Starbucks. They’re everywhere.
Apparently it is considered to be in extremely poor taste to photograph graves and gravestones. I’m not sure why, but I put forward the argument that since cameras steal a bit of your soul, taking pictures of a soul’s final resting place amounts to spiritual shoplifting. My friends seemed to think that was the dumbest thing I’ve said in some time.