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Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine.   Perhaps the single most impressive sight in all of Kyoto, bar none.

The single most impressive sight in all Kyoto, Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine is the most important shrine in the entire city.

A look at Tokyo's Shimokitazawa neighbourhood - a mixture of bohemian individuality and countryside inelegance resembling New York's Greenwich Village.

Shimokitazawa: Tokyo's Greenwich Village

A look at Tokyo& Shimokitazawa neighbourhood - a mixture of bohemian individuality and countryside inelegance resembling New York& Greenwich Village.

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Kyoto Itineraries - Higashiyama Half Day (Kiyomizudera, Kodaiji, Kenninji, Gion)

Kyoto Travel: Suggested Itineraries and Side Trips

Nishiki Market  (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba). I adore anything to do with Japanese food. So amazing.

Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba) is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants.

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The Most Beautiful Buddhist Sites In Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto, Jp The Ten Thousand  "Torii" Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto, Jp The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine

Daitoku-ji Temple Complex - Kyoto -

Daitoku-ji Temple Complex - Kyoto -

Kawadoko is the ingenious custom of dining on platforms built over a river which provides natural air conditioning during the hot summer months. We experienced kawadoko in Kibune, a small town in a valley just north of central Kyoto in early July.

Kawadoko is the ingenious custom of dining on platforms built over a river which provides natural air conditioning during the hot summer months. We experienced kawadoko in Kibune, Japan, a small town in a valley just north of central Kyoto in early July.

Ryōtei: haute cuisine (luxury restaurants). These elegant establishments offer a highly refined traditional Japanese dining experience, especially good for experiencing kaiseki – a multicourse event of carefully presented vegetable and seafood dishes using the best seasonal ingredients. Tatami-floored (woven straw matting) rooms, hanging calligraphy scrolls, flower arrangements, and politely aloof kimono-clad waitresses are standard.  Try: Kiyamachi Sakuragawa (Kyoto), Kikunoi (Kyoto).

Ryōtei: haute cuisine (luxury restaurants). These elegant establishments offer a highly refined traditional Japanese dining experience, especially good for experiencing kaiseki – a multicourse event of carefully presented vegetable and seafood dishes using the best seasonal ingredients. Tatami-floored (woven straw matting) rooms, hanging calligraphy scrolls, flower arrangements, and politely aloof kimono-clad waitresses are standard. Try: Kiyamachi Sakuragawa (Kyoto), Kikunoi (Kyoto).

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Visiting Kyoto? Insiders share tips

Kyoto was once Japan's imperial capital. Insiders tip you off to the best hotels, sights and more.

Kyoto Travel: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

Kinkakuji (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

Kyoto | Do | Fushimi Inari-Taisha | With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this vast shrine complex is a world...

Fushimi Inari-Taisha in Kyoto, Japan

With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii (shrine gates) spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this vast shrine complex is a world unto its own.

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