In the morning, I took the train to Fushimi-Inari, famous for its thousands of torii gates that snake up the mountainside. I didn't make it all the way to the top (my legs were still aching from three days of nonstop climbing / walking), but I did get some great shots of the gates and various shrines dedicated to Inari.
Tried to find Honke Owariya...wandered around, finally found it, and it was deserted (both the main restaurant and the confectionary shop), so took a pass and took the regular local train to Nara (about 1.5 hours and 740 yen); it wasn't that crowded and was actually quite relaxing. I arrived in Nara after all the temples and sights had closed, but I'm armed with maps and a plan for tomorrow's sightseeing (top on the list: Nara deer!).