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Love in Kyoto: Top moments from PM Modi's visit

Last updated on: August 31, 2014 17:22 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an enjoyable Sunday morning as he visited two ancient temples in Kyoto -- Toji Temple and Kinkaku-ji (or Golden Pavilion) temple. Tourists at temples were trilled to see the India PM -- some posed for pictures with him; a few others queued up for autographs.

Here are some top moments from Modi’s Kyoto trip.

 

In Kinkaku-ji, the PM mingles with tourists and visitors. He playfully pulled ears of a boy and posed for photographs. Photograph: MEA/Facebook

  

Tourists at the Kinkaku-ji Temple are thrilled to meet Modi. So is our PM.  Photograph: MEA/Facebook

Modi interacts with a monk at the temple. Photograph: MEA/Facebook

"I am Modi and you are Mori!" This is how Modi charmed the head priest of the ancient 14th century Buddhist temple.

Dressed in all-white kurta pyjama, sleeveless jacket and white sandals, apparently to send out a message of solemnity of the occasion, he spent some time with the 83-year-old head priest Yasu Nagamori of Kinkaku-ji temple, spokesman for the External Affairs Ministry, Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

Visitors click photographs of Modi as he visits the temple. Photograph: MEA/Facebook

Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe shake hands with visitors at the Toji Temple in Kyoto. Photograph: MEA/Facebook

Modi waves to crowds at the Toji Temple as Abe interacts with a monk. Photograph: MEA/Facebook

Modi prays at the Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto. Photograph: MEA/Facebook