KYOTO: Our first sightseeing expedition was to the southern part of the Sannen-zaka & Ninnen-Zaka walk in eastern Kyoto, beginning with the long hike up the hill through many souvenir stands to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple of the Hosso school, founded in 798 but reconstructed in 1633. Thronged with tourists, most of them Japanese, including lots of school groups. May 14, 1998.