On our third day in Kyoto, we spent the morning at Heian Shrine. The shrine itself is free to enter but you must pay a small fee to enter the gardens. It being December, the gardens weren't at their peak but the lack of crowds made it worth it (if for nothing else than to recreate Scarlett Johansson's scene from Lost In Translation!). Afterwards we went to Nanzen-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple which has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1597. From Heian Shrine or Nanzen-ji, you can walk up the Philosopher's Path to Ginkaku-ji. On our way there, we stopped to warm up with some great udon at Omen.