Nanzenji Temple - 南禅寺, Okazaki area, Kyoto / October 2012
Shinmonzen Dori in Gion is lined with antique stores, Gokomachi is the street for fashion, Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka in Gion offer a picturesque jumble of ancient stores, teashops and souvenir hawkers, and Shijo Dori provides department stores and big-brand shopping, Nishiki-koji Dori is home to six blocks of the market nicknamed ‘Kyoto’s kitchen’.
achiya are traditional Japanese buildings which were designed to house the residences and workplaces of merchants and artisans. These are beautiful wooden building, that are so typically Japanese for foreigners. Many of Kyoto’s old-fashioned machiya are remodeled into cafés. With a great interior with warm, dark wooden floors and beams as well as great furniture from designers like Jean Prouvé. Café Bibliotec Hello, Nijo Yanaginobanba, Kyoto, Japan