Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
Of course, we had to go to the Fushimi Inari (god of rice) Shrine, an important Shinto shrine. It has thousands of these torii gates; I believe they are all sponsored by somebody or some company or another.
We went there fairly early, travel tip given (as with the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest), to beat the crowds. The rest of the day, we went to the Nishiki Market and area around there. I don't seem to have many pictures.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.