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#Kiyamachi, #Kyoto's biggest nightlife strip, is a one kilometre stretch running parallel to the central Kamo River between two main boulevards, Sanjō and Shijō.

Local flavour on Kyoto’s Kiyamachi street

Kiyamachi, Kyoto& biggest nightlife strip, is a one kilometre stretch running parallel to the central Kamo River between two main boulevards, Sanjō and Shijō.

From June to September, Kibune's restaurants build covered platforms out over the river where visitors can enjoy a meal as the water flows beneath them. Known as kawadoko, dining on the platforms is a relaxing experience and an excellent way to escape the summer heat. Photograph by Michelle Wiese

From June to September, Kibune's restaurants build covered platforms -- Known as kawadoko -- out over the river where visitors can enjoy a meal as the water flows beneath them. Photograph by Michelle Wiese

Teahouse in Kyoto, Japan

Hall lining the garden or courtyard. I like this one more than standard Japanese halls because the outside panels are glass instead of solid wood. You can still enjoy the outdoors on cold or wet days.

This room in kyoto japan is a beautiful example of wabi sabi. With it's simplicity naturalness and subtle imperfections it gives a peaceful and authentic feel.

This room in kyoto japan is a beautiful example of wabi sabi. With it's simplicity naturalness and subtle imperfections it gives a peaceful and authentic feel.