After seeing the macaques we pedalled for 40 minutes until we reached the Kinkaku-ji, a golden Japanese temple that is quite the view.
Kinkaku-ji means Temple of the Golden Pavilion; not to be mistaken with Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion). It’s located up north, far away from the city center, which makes it unique in its environment and atmosphere, despite the horde of tourists.
On our way back to the hotel, already without the bikes, we came across a ramen restaurant called Salt Ramen that looked like it had delicious food, so after a quick shower we got our ramen fix for the day, and we were so glad we did. We ordered a different version of Hiyashi Chuka, cold noodles soup with arugula, meat, crab and fresh cherry tomatoes, and the minute we took a sip from that broth we knew that was the best bowl of cold noodles we had had.