What About Japan?!
During this trip we travelled to the cities: Osaka, Nara, Kobé, Kyoto, Beppu, Hiroshima and Tokyo. I also went to the North Island Hokkaido, but I will make an other article about Hokkaido.
KYOTO Is famous for it's geisha culture and is more touristic than Osaka. There's a lot to visit: the Bamboo Forest, Ryoanji & Kinkakuji Tempel, Yasaka Pagoda Tempel, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Imperial Palace etc.Less touristic will be the Myoshinji Tempel, it's a small place with a lot of typical houses and different tempels, it's very quiet, very traditional and we barely crossed any tourists. It seems a little more upper scale and it's kind of a small "residential neighbourhood".The Gion neighbourhood is very "Geisha" and traditional with a lot of small and typical houses. Same for the neighbourhood around the Yasaka Pagoda where we find a lot of small streets with Japanese shops selling souvenirs, kimonos, typical handbags, kitchenware etc. For me the best thing in Gion, apart from the cute little streets, is the Nishiki market, with the best seafood; fresh and well prepared! All of this was also a great scene for streetphotography !
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