Higashiyama District, Kyoto

Higashiyama, which means mountains of the East, is a district located on the Eastern slope of Kyoto. The Higashiyama is one of the best preserved historical districts in Kyoto. While some of the picturesque small streets of Higashiyama are lined with souvenir stores catering to tourists, some are more secluded and offer that special undisturbed charm of old Japanese cities. The Kiyomizu-Dera temple is an unmistakable attraction of this district.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
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Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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