Its hot again today, and my pace along the Kamo-gawa was definitely slower as a result. I cycled north, down beyond Kyoto train station to the Temple at To-Ji. There is a five-storey pagoda there- the tallest in Japan!
After lunch I crossed the river to see the Zen temple at Tofuku-Ji. This temple complex was peaceful and contemplative and quite deserted, as the season is too early for the spectacular colour changes which apparently draws huge crowds to this temple in November.