When you think of symbols of Kyoto, you are bound to think of the old townscape and geisha, and both of them can be found in the hanamachi geisha districts of Kyoto. All the hanamachi districts are either connected or close to each other, so they offer a great place to enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto for a whole day. And in Gion there are many great restaurants that offer such delicious dishes that there is always a line in front of them, so, let us start on our journey to discover the culinary wonders of Kyoto!
First, we have the sidewalk with many great shops by it, and many of the shops offer souvenirs, so many tourists stop by here. The cute tasty sweets on sale look so nice that you sometimes buy a bit too much.
If you walk until the end of Shijo Street, you get to Yasaka Shrine, which is one of the most famous sights in Kyoto. At this shrine there are usually also foodstalls so you can also enjoy some traditional Japanese street food while you check out the temple.
And the famous Shirakawa River is packed with people during the cherry blossom season in spring, but the river is a nice place to visit even when there are no cherry blossoms, as the elegant green of the leaves is also really beautiful.
If you come to Kyoto, you have to also go see the alleys. No matter which one you go to, they are all full of surprises. The way the shops and people’s houses stand side by side, and how they all look like they belong to a past era, is something that makes you long for the past.
|Vanessa[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|