Started off with a little sight seeing.
Hadn't planned on walking up into the Kyoto Trail, my curiosity had lead me and my feet had followed. Since I'd started my day in a hurry I'd forgotten my camera and only had my phone - short on power. The walk up was amazingly tranquil. The path wasn't really a path as its was completely blanketed in fallen leaves and crumbling stone. A group of happy hikers pass me bowing their heads, smiling and saying Konnichiwa as we pass by one another.
I followed a waterfall halfway up and found a stone engraved in monk scriptures. I continued to gain height, the trees here are so tall and mostly ever greens and they smell so fresh and good to me. I wish I could recognize plants and trees better even if these trees differ from one in the UK.
I pause briefly to watch and listen to a woodpecker creating the only noise around me. Soon I reach the little summit and relax over the hazy view over Kyoto. It's surrounded by large hills on either side and the sun blazes down from above. I sit and relax for a bit, chilling in the heat. It thankfully keeps me warm as I begin to cool after my ascent.