while planning our visit to Kyoto, we will have to make some choices on what to visit "properly", what to visit "quickly" and what to skip, due to obvious time constraints (about 2.5 days). Based on recommendation in previous posts, I'm carefully reading information on this website (in addition to guidebooks), which is very helpful and detailed:
I see that most temples charge a fee, which is generally moderate or very reasonable, so I'm happy to pay for visiting the most interesting ones, but of course, when visiting many places fees sum up and that could be quite expensive in the end.
What I would like to understand is whether the indicated fees are for the interiors of the temples (i.e. for entering inside the buildings), or also for access to the temple grounds.
As I said, I'm happy to pay for quite a lot of places, but in some cases - for time constraints and budget reasons - we may only want to see some of the 'minor' places quickly, watching the buildings from the outside: would that be free?