Pontocho 先斗町, The Izakaya Alley

When it comes to night life in Kyoto, one can either shop within the metropolitan area or spend some time socializing in Izakaya (Japanese drinking establishment), holding beer in one hand and skewer in another.  […]…
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Kyoto: Gion 祇園

Gion, Kyoto’s famous Geisha district, is a place not to be missed.  The washed-out planks of traditional merchant houses, gray roof and walkways covered in stone would set anyone back to its time of glory. […]…
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Kyoto Nishiki Market 錦市場

Also known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market錦市場offers all food related things from fresh seafood, produce, preserved vegetables, sweets, to utensils and cookware. Certainly is a place not to be missed by fellow foodies.  The direction […]…
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Shinkyogoku Shopping Street 新京極商店街 @Kyoto

Branching out from the busy road of Shijo-dori四条通 up until Sanjo-dori三条通, Shinkyogoku-dori新京極通and Teramachi-dori寺町通form main shopping district right in the middle of downtown Kyoto, selling all kind of things from clothes, souvenirs, food to religious items. […]…
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