First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract. 

Mrs. Obama, who is travelling to Japan and Cambodia for a girls' education initiative, will arrive in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday. 

According to the White House press office, "The First Lady will travel to Kyoto on March 20 and visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. She will also greet staff from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka." 

Fushimi Inari Shinto is a shrine dedicated to a god of rice. Visitors of the temple can pay to go into apitch-black basement that symbolizes the womb of Buddah's mother. 

The temple also features the Otowa Waterfall, which has streams to cause "longevity, success at school, and a fortunate love life." 

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