Several weeks before my trip I made an online reservation for a class to learn to make traditional Japanese sweets at a shop called Yoshiro. I reserved a space for the 9:15 am class on Sunday, March 3rd and received an email confirmation in return. I was asked to arrive ten minutes early. I arrived twenty minutes early and waited. And waited. Finally, a store clerk arrived at 9:30 am and told me there was no teacher at the shop until later that day. I showed her my email confirmation with the date and the time, etc. She wanted me to come back another time! So, I was just out of luck. I won't be returning to that shop.
I had planned to visit another place after the sweets class and decided to walk instead of taking the train, since I had the extra time.
Kyoto has many interesting looking shrines and temples everywhere.
I walked along the Nijo Castle grounds. I visited the castle in 2012.