Wednesday, June 13 began with hot coffee at McDonald’s in Kyoto, because that was the only place I could quickly find hot coffee in our new ‘hood (we also had fried meat on a stick from a nearby street vendor).  By 9:45, we were at the “Golden Pavilion” — Kinkau-ji Temple.  Covered in gold leaf on 2 floors, it was built by a Shogun as a retirement villa, but willed to become a Zen temple after his death in 1408.  It was absolutely beautiful. Not pictured:  the thousands…