I am typing this post while holidaying in Osaka. Few days ago, my girlfriend and I was supposed to travel to Kyoto and spend a night in a temple. As it was autumn, the sun set pretty early at around 4pm. We navigated in the dark and Google map pointed us to a temple which was closed. In fact, many temples were closed. We were pretty lost and wondered if we would ever get to the right temple. My girlfriend tried asking passer-bys for directions. Most did not know about the temple although they were trying to be helpful. Just as I suggest we put up a place in a hotel nearby, my girlfriend tried asking another passer-by. We were lucky to meet an English speaking Japanese and who seemed to be familiar with the area (his friend dressed as a monk). They walked us to the temple and we …