Before we made it over to the temple we had to pack up and check out of our house, and then instead of carrying them around Kyoto with us, we put them into lockers at the Kyoto station like before. We hopped on a bus that thankfully took us straight to the Golden Pavilion; getting on and off a bus with a ton of kids and all their stuff can be quite a task.
The Golden Pavilion wasn't too crowded which made for some great photos, and not too much anxiety over the possibility of loosing a child. We were able to check everything out and enjoy the beautiful landscape around the Pavilion itself. There were a bazillion rocks that were used to decorate the grounds and keeping the kids out of them was not a possibility...so we quickly walked through everything and then called it good.
We had to make sure to catch the express train back to Osaka in time to make our plane, so at this point in the day we called it good. Bussed back to Kyoto Station, got our stuff, and caught the train back to Osaka. Then back to Okinawa we went. I'm so grateful for such great friends and the great memories we were able to make! Definitely going to miss them when they all move this summer!!!