Today's the main reason I came to Kyoto. A year ago today, my dad passed away. And long story short, some of his ashes are at Higashi Honganji, here in Kyoto.
Timing and practicality kept me from going back home, so I decided to come here instead.
And I didn't want to rush it so I wanted to stay for two nights, which I impulsively extended to three nights. Pondering what to do with my first two days led to the epic stationery trip. Today is a quiet day.
So now I'm on my way to Higashi Honganji to pick up Dad in spirit and go on a date in Arashiyama.